Friday, September 25, 2015

Five Months of Ellia


Age: Five months tomorrow, holy cow! 
Height: I haven't tried measuring, but we'll find out next month. It wouldn't surprise me if she grew another inch since last month!
Weight: 13.8 lbs according to our scale 
Clothing size: She's primarily wearing 3-6 month clothes for everything.  She does still fit into a lot of her 0-3 month onesies, but we've moved on to make sure she gets good use out of her bigger clothes. :)  
Diaper size: 2
Eating: Formula while I'm at work, and about a 50-50 split of nursing and formula when we're together.  This whole transitioning to formula thing is taking way longer than I anticipated.  At this rate, she'll be completely weaned when she's 25. ;) Ellie is loving solid foods!  We started her on solids a couple days after she turned four months.  We've been trying a new fruit or veggie every three days, and prunes seem to be her favorite so far.  She's also been eating oatmeal, but I think she likes it better mixed with fruit than alone.  She usually eats solids 3 times a day, with bottles/nursing in between.
Sleeping: Still nice and cozy in our bed.  She's been going to sleep between 9:00 and 10:00 every night (thank the Lord).  She'll usually get up two times to eat, but typically goes right back down, and will get up sometime between 6:00-8:00 for the day.  Napping is still crazy - usually lots of little catnaps, but she's taken some longer ones for me lately (which is basically the best thing ever).
Favorite toys: Adding to her  three + four month favorites, she loves her exersaucer!  I love that I can put her in it and run into the kitchen to grab a cup of coffee without having to juggle it with a squirming baby in the other arm.  It's a win-win for everyone.
Loves: Moving. Girlfriend has to be moving all the time.  Even while nursing - she's getting way too big for these shenanigans.  I'm also surprised the UPS man hasn't gotten an eyeful yet. Ellie loves cuddles and being thrown around like a wild child.  She loves being the center of attention, and isn't the best at entertaining herself with her toys; she always wants someone to play with her - coincidentally, I would like to give her someone to play with. ;)  She loves to eat and makes all kinds of "mmm" noises when she does. Ellie also loves the kitties, being outside - walking or in her stroller (as long as it's moving), standing up and "practicing" walking.

She strongly dislikes the car seat, or any contraption that restricts her - you could say she's pretty laid back. ;)  She's still trying to crawl and gets SO frustrated that she can't.  She can wiggle her way around quite a bit, so I'd be surprised if it doesn't happen soon. Ellie can do a "tripod" but isn't too steady sitting up by herself just yet.  She is the rolling queen, which makes diaper changes quite interesting these days.  Everything she touches immediately goes directly into her mouth.  She is sweeter than ever, and has the best deep belly laugh I've ever heard.

Happy FIVE months, Ellie girl! We love you xo

And because I'm feeling all kinds of nostalgic after looking through all of Ellie's pictures last night, I have to include a newborn pic of this sweet little thing.  I think her head is growing at a much faster rate than her hair these days.

Sometimes I want to stuff her back in my belly and relive her birth day all over again.  As horrendously painful as it was. ;)

Have a great weekend, guys! :)

4 comments

  1. Ahh she wears 3-6 months?!? So little & cute! Haha Weston is massive compared to her (although he IS a boy after all)..he's wearing mostly 9 months!! Is this a hint? "Giving her someone to play with? ;)

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    1. Ha! She feels huge but I guess she's probably on the smaller side for her age, in the weight category at least. ;) And not quite yet! Although I am definitely itching for another one. I only talk about it every day. Driving Tyler crazy, I'm sure LOL :)

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  2. She sounds a lot like my little- has to always be moving, even while nursing! And always needing someone to play with ;) teehee- I talk about it very often too! And car seat- golly- McKenna hates her car seat. Which is frustrating because it prevents me from going places because she gets herself so worked up! Hopefully it's just a phase ( I hope I hope!)

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    1. I hear you! We don't venture out too much together just the two of us. I would like to even just take her to the grocery store or something, but she'll only be quiet if I'm holding her and I can't really hold her, push the cart and shop. I'm hopeful that when she can sit up in the front of the cart she'll like it.. lol. The little things that I took for granted before she was born. Hopefully these little ladies will get over it quickly. :)

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