Wednesday, May 14, 2014


I have an 8 month old. Say what?! Yes. An 8 month old.  8 months ago Ellie was just a little ball of joy inside my belly. I don't know how time flies that fast.

Here are just a few things that are new with Ellie.

+ She is a professional roller now. The instant you put her to sleep on her back she flips over. And, if she wants something out of her reach she will sometimes roll over to get it (and sometimes just stare at it and wish it would come to her). This includes the bathtub and my arms.  It's pretty amazing. 

+ We've got one tooth out and slowly creepin' its way into the world. Still waiting for number 2, they tend to come in pairs people say. I'm sure it'll be here tomorrow. And then the next day she'll be going to college.  Sigh...
See it?! Just a little glimpse.

+ My her song of choice at bedtime is either Amazing Grace or You Are My Sunshine.  That's more-so our choice of songs. Gotta keep things real on here. I'm sure Ellie could care less if we sang "Poker Face" as a slow long as she's being sung to.  Note: We may have done that with various pop songs for our own amusement.

+ The past month she has become pretty mom-clingy.  She's even started to reach out for me.  It's cute and sad all at the same time.  Especially when I just want to put her down to get things done.  If only all moms had four arms.  Thank goodness for our Boba carrier!

+ No crawls yet. She can do full 360s in the crib and on the floor. I've even seen her get on her knees in the crib. Any day...

+ She eats a lot more solid foods now. It makes me more weary of the days when we'll be weaning from breastfeeding. Which, by the way, is such a beautiful and relaxing thing when you aren't worrying about life's stresses.


  1. I love how smiley she is! Something about smiley babies just makes me want to steal them and keep them in my closet for when I need a snuggle/pick me up. But I don't, only because I haven't had many good opportunities.

    And reaching babies? They slay me. Nothing gives the warm fuzzies like a kid reaching for someone they love.

    I also LOVE that picture of her eating. It actually made me laugh out loud.

  2. HOW is she 8 months already!!? The tooth! So cute!


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