Friday, March 22, 2013

Ella at Six Months

Six months!

Snapshot of your life at six months.

You sleep through the night about half the time... the other half you wake up around 330 and want to eat and then go back to sleep.

You wake up between 6 and 7 in the mornings and usually in a really great mood.

We breastfeed once a day, usually first thing in the morning.

You have four bottles a day and usually have some fruit and some veggies too.

You eat: apples, bananas, peaches (you love peaches), and pears. You also eat carrots (not a big fan), green beans, sweet potato, squash and peas (you love the squash and peas).

You try to nom on anything I am eating... or my fingers.

You love to sit up and can play for a long time by yourself when you want to.

You roll from tummy to back... but not the other way around.

You go from sitting up to tummy to back.. and then you get upset becuase you hate being on your back.

You just started to scoot yourself along on your bottom.

You can pull your toy box over and get to your toys.

You like going for walks and have only recently started to protest the sunglasses and hat.

You can grab, pass from hand to hand,and mouth anything and everything. You also like to let your toys dangle out of your mouth like a puppy.

You love to smile and laugh and are ticklish. you love dancing, peek a boo, and patty cake.

One day a week the neighbor boy Jarom comes and plays with you (well, he plays with me and you like to watch and squeal). One day a week you go to Jarom's house and play with his mommy.

You also like to flap your arms and squeal at the cat. I just know you are going to pounce on her one of these days.

I sing the following song to you every day when I put you down for your naps:

Mommy loves the baby Ella
Loves that baby all the day
When she's happy
when she's sad
When she's poopy
When she's mad
Mommy loves the baby Ella all the day.

And it's true. You drive me nuts with the whining, but I love you and I am so glad you are here!

And here are a few recent photos!

I am so excited about what the next six months are going to have in store for us!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Going to Do This!

In fact I might invite other babies and make it like a thing!

You are five months old today. Almost 22 weeks. I think we will do it around your 6 month mark.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Oops, I forgot December!

So.... I need to do December.

I have all the days, I have all the photos... and...

And It is February actually as I write this. Getting awfully close to Mid-February.

The last December entry was December 2nd.


You are wearing Christmas jammies and I suddenly remembered that I never finished December!

Bad Mommy!

I'll work on it, I promise.....

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Today we kept working on reintroducing you to bottles. Apparently we had taken a bit too long of a break from them and you are a bit resistant to using them. However, we need to supplement you with formula as my milk isn't as much as it was and I (and my nipples) need to be able to take breaks from your gaping maw.

And your daddy likes feeding you.

And I want to be able to go back to work in January or at the very least take you to day care maybe one day a week at some point.

And honestly? Honestly I really don't enjoy breastfeeding. I know, a lot of women do... but I don't. I won't say I hate it, because after all it is providing you with food and health etc, but I will say I dislike it immensely.

You flail and scratch, you pop on and off, it hurts, it is draining and boring and takes forever.... and it hurts! Sometimes it seems like you hate it too!

So, to the bottles we go!

We aren't going to get rid of breast milk or breastfeeding you, we just want to be able to have more options. I have fed you via the breast for over two months now... I'm honestly not sure I can do another month, but we shall see.

Saturday, December 1, 2012


We went out to breakfast this morning to celebrate both Daddy's birthday and my birthday. You did so well at the restaurant!

We tried a new place... it was ok, but the floors were sticky so I doubt we will be back as regulars.

I'm so glad that you are here for our birthdays this year. I'm very glad we are facing our mid and late 30s with a child.

Anyway, it was a quiet day just hanging out iwth you and playing. You are doing so well with your naps and even geting pretty good at bedtime, I think you like our routine!

Friday, November 30, 2012


Ashley came to visit with little Richard today. You are so well behaved when there is company! Why can't you be so good when it is just us?

We took a trip to Target and it totally wore both you and Richard out! So far, you are a good shopper as long as you aren't wet or hungry.

I tried having you in the bjorn for part of the day... but after about 10 minutes you were done and angry. I think I need to save that for when we go outside, walking around with you in while in the apartment seems to just piss you off.

Also today I started on my baking lists for all the holiday baking.... I'll stick with some classics but want to bake a few new things this year too. Hopefully as you get older, holiday baking will be something we can do together.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Today as part of the ongoing entertain/distract the baby campaign we skyped with Rachel in Santa Cruz! It was a lot of fun... and you seemed to dig looking at the screen.

We don't really let you look at the screen (TV or laptop) except for skype stuff. I want to keep you TV-free for as long as possible. I know eventually we will want to let you start watching movies and such, but we are going to wait until you are at least 2.

At least that is our plan right now.

Anyway, you enjoyed your skype with Rachel and I enjoyed you being so easily entertained.

In other news, we have been sort of doing a sleep routine lately (since getting home from thanksgiving) and even though you cry a lot and it is hard, I thin it is getting better.