Sunday, September 29, 2013

Elly's First Phi Mu Bid Day

Elly got to attend her first Phi Mu Mom's RUSH event and her first Phi Mu Bid Day a few weeks ago. She had so much fun and really enjoyed getting to see the women of the Alpha Gamma Chapter at Samford University prepare for recruitment. I think her favorite this was all the singing! Her Phi Mu legacy friend Margaret was at both events with her and they had so much fun playing together! She is looking forward to getting to go to lots more Bid Day's and Phi Mu functions!
Sporting my Quads and making sure Elly has Lonnie with her!

Elly just LOVES Margaret, especially when she wears big tails ;-)

A House Divided

As everyone knows I am a big LSU fan and Aaron is a HUGE Auburn fan, so of course we are a house divided. Since this was the first LSU/Auburn game since Elly's birth, I had to make sure that she represented both of her Tiger teams. I have to admit, I think that purple and gold and Blue and orange are definitely her colors.

At this point, Elly is in love with her TIGERS.....whichever one that might be ;-)

6 Month Update

I can't believe that we are already 1/2 way to celebrating 1 year with Elly. My time flies when you are having fun! She is getting to be such a big girl and really coming into her own personality.

Elly's Stats & Accomplishments
15 pounds, 11.5 ouces
26 1/2 inches
Five month recap:
Weight: 14 pounds, 7ounces
Height: 261/2 inches

Attributes: She is finally getting a little more hair. Still not sure what color we are going to end up with put when we ware in the sunshine, I definitely see some red!

Milestones: Elly has mastered crawling. She is off and before you know it she has gone around the corner or is digging somewhere that she shouldn't. She is also liking to feed herself. She will grab the spook (with her left hand mind you ;-)) and then puts it in her mouth. She hasn't quite figured out about putting the spoon back in the bowl. Elly is still talking up a storm and she is REALLY liking to spit these days. She thinks it's funny, go figure. 

Clothes: I think that we can FINALLY retire some of her newborn clothes. She is still wearing some 3 months but those are mainly the dresses and some bottoms that are 3-6 months. We are definitely in the 6 month onesie's with a few 9 month ones.  We finally have 1 or 2 pairs of shoes that fit but for the most part they are either too wide or still to big in length. Hopefully we can find some to fit soon with the weather getting cooler. 

Eating: Elly LOVES to eat! She eats rice cereal and fruit in the morning around 8am and then has rice cereal and a vegetable for dinner around 6pm. For the most part she really likes everything. We have tried bananas again and she seems to like them this time. I haven't tried the carrots again to see if she has a reaction but plan to do so sometime this month. We are introducing a different rice cereal (rice cereal with bananas and apples) this month for breakfast so we shall see what she thinks as well as will begin to give her  a sippy cup with water or a little juice. We did figure out that she does not like to eat if her head/back is not fully supported. So eating in the high chair at home or her stroller works well but sitting in the bumbo seat or a restaurant high chair isn't the best for feeding. She's too noisy and keeps looking around verses eating her food. Still no teeth though ;-).

Sleep schedule: This is still a work in progress but I am hoping that we might finally be on the up and up as the last few nights she has only gotten up twice. She has been going down for a morning nap around 8:30-9:30 and varies between 30 minutes to an hour. She really likes to take these naps in Aaron and I's bed still. We are still taking a long nap for the most part between 12-3 but since she is at Mother's Day Out 2 days a week she doesn't go down until 1:30. Elly will take another short nap 15-30 minutes between 4:30-5:00 and then we are usually giving bedtime bottle by 8:15pm after her bath. This month we will be letting her self soothe and hopefully can eventually move away from her swaddle blanket (though we still keep her hands out so it's just her tummy and feet inside). Fingers crossed and extra prayers that she figures this all out as I think that Aaron and I are a little worn out with getting up with her throughout the night. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Gram Lene and Auntie Chrissy came for a visit

We were so glad that Gram Lene and Auntie Chrissy came to visit during Labor Day! It was nice to get to visit with them and for Elly to play with Auntie Chrissy. We took lots of pictures, especially in our LSU Gear!

Elly enjoyed her visit with Gram Lene and Auntie Chrissy. She can't wait for them to come back again to play.

Here are a few more pictures from their visit.
Elly and Auntie Chrissy

Threw a little picture with mommy in here.

Sporting my new shinny silver shoes Gram Lene got me

LOVE my Gram Lene!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Mother's Day Out

Elly started Mother's Day Out this week and we both are super excited! She will be attending Meadowbrook Baptist Church's Mother's Day Out program on Monday and Wednesday. I am excited for her get to socialize with some other babies and get out of the house for a bit. Not to mention this will let me get some work done without any interruptions. It's nice in that the church is in our subdivision, so it's only a few minutes away. Fingers crossed that maybe she will pick up a good routine and start taking two good naps a day!

Ready for some football!

The season is finally here for football and we could not be more excited! Since we are a house divided, Elly gets to sport lots of different clothes for football season.

We started off with Aaron's Fantasy Draft Day. Elly wanted to make sure she was being supportive on draft day as well as let everyone know that she was Daddy's "First round draft pick!"

Neither of them was too thrilled to be taking this picture!
Next up she had to get ready for some SEC football. On Friday she sported her Auburn attire and then Saturday it was all Purple and Gold!

It's going to be interesting to see what Elly gets to wear when Auburn plays LSU. Hopefully I will win that battle, but at least she is ready with her house divided bib!