Saturday, November 5, 2016

Eighteen Months of Ellia

Our big girly turned eighteen months old at the end of October!  It's kind of strange to think she's now closer to two than one, but at the same time her first birthday feels like it was forever ago.  I thought I'd do a little Ellie update since I have her stats + her next doctor's appointment isn't until the big T-W-O - thank God! ;)

Age:  18 months
Height: 32 3/4 inches, 75th percentile
Weight: 25 lbs 9 oz, 70th percentile
Clothing size: 18-24 months and 2T
Diaper size: 5
Eating:  Ellie is a huge snacker and really just grazes all day long.  She likes pretty much anything we give her, but as I mentioned before, might eat something like it's going out of style one day and spit it out the next.  She is constantly on-the-go, so sometimes just getting her to sit down and eat a meal can be a challenge.  Still, girlfriend loves her food!  I'd have to say her top favorites lately would be cheese (mac + cheese the most!), yogurt, strawberries, watermelon, cookies + condiments - never passes up extra ketchup!
Sleeping:  I feel as though we regressed a little bit in this department as I can only think of one night in the past month (plus) that she has actually slept through the night. Oy.  Generally speaking, she wakes up once or twice and goes back down pretty easily so it's not so bad; however, Ellie still has the occasional worse-than-a-newborn sleeping kinda night which makes us all want to cry.  She goes to bed around 8 p.m. and wakes up around 6 a.m.  We usually get one nap out of her a day - for me, it's usually just after lunchtime and lasts 1.5 to 2 hours... sometimes the occasional 3! ;)
Favorite toys:  Her stuffed kitty is her sidekick, for sure!  She loves playing out in the yard, kicking or throwing balls around.  She also loves books, especially ones with animals.  Of course, her slide is still up high on her favorites list as well!
Loves:  Kitties + barnyard animals, bath time (still doing two a day and loving them!), snacks, watching TV, playing outside, her binkies + jumping on the bed.  She also loves to do whatever we're doing and never passes up an opportunity to help cook, put laundry away or vacuum! ;)
Least favorite things:  I'd have to say that being told "no" is at the top of this list.

Ellie is the sweetest little thing but is also a little bit of a handful! I swear she lives to keep us on our toes and if I turn around for one second + don't see her, I can either find her jumping on the bed or chillin' in the empty bathtub.  She babbles quite a bit but doesn't say a ton of words just yet.  We know it will be coming soon and are just bracing ourselves because we think she will totally be the child who just does not stop talking! ;)  She loves pointing out her body parts, and while her belly might be her favorite, she is also obsessed with doing a little "head, shoulders, knees + toes".  She has been teething for what feels like forever and is up to 16 teeth last I knew.  Ells has a big heart, gives the best kisses + never turns down an opportunity to share her food.  She is very strong-willed, a little bit wild + braver than I will probably ever be!

Happy 18 months, Ellie girl!  We love you! XO


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    1. Thanks, Allie!! I could definitely say the same about your sweet boy! :)

  2. She is getting so big. I love her cute little personality in photos and your snap!


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