Monday, April 7, 2014

Ella's Seven Month Update


This happy little girl has hit seven months already! Look at all of that hair! For me that it the biggest and most noticeable change. It's still too short for a clip, but maybe in a few months?! Another major change has been how this girl gets around. She is on the move! I can't say she crawls in the traditional sense. She certainly gets where she wants to go just by lunging, and then tucking and rolling. It's quite interesting to watch. Taking photos was much easier when she wasn't as mobile!
Another major change is that she sits up now. Not only does she sit up, she is now sitting up like a pro! It's hard to believe that I only posted this video on March 17th, because she sits up now like she has been doing it for months!

At the end of this month she got an ear infection. Poor kid can't catch a break. I KNEW something wasn't right since getting back from our trip. She had been SO cranky...it was rough! The Pediatrician said it was a combination of the acid reflux (she is back on the Prevacid) and an ear infection that was brewing. It's true what they say about a mother's intuition! I can't tell you how many times I said "something's up". Luckily she's back to her normal self! 

We've taken her to the park a few times, she LOVES the swing even though she hardly fits in it. This pic is from a few weeks ago when we drove down south to visit my Aunt and Uncle. She has been such a good girl with all of the traveling we have done this past month - including our NY trip. We are so proud of her. 
Thankfully this lady loves to eat. I've been introducing her to all sorts of yummy new foods I've been making for her. In the past month she has tried (and loved) peas, green beans, and even chicken! There isn't one food I could say that she dislikes. There was a freakout over peas one day at a friends house...I don't believe it was "pea-related" - she has had them since without any issues. This is the face of one satisfied baby!
We've been hearing a whole lot of "Ba-Ba" and "Ma-Ma"...no "Da-Da" just yet. She loves hearing her voice...lately she has also been making this funny growling sound, and screaming a lot!

Ella has been extremely playful. She still loves her vanity but I haven't been leaving it out as much since she starting pulling herself up on it. After she did a forward flip over it I decided it was time to put it away. Now her purse is becoming a favorite. She likes to empty it out, then load all of her toys back in. She still loves jumping in the jumparoo, climbing all over Daddy and I, and reading (chewing on) books!
The sleep routine was thrown a little off after our NY trip, but not too bad. It didn't take us long to get back to normal. She is going in a little earlier now because she naps less during the day. We start our nightly routine anywhere between 7:30 and 8...she usually goes down around 8:30 and sleeps until we wake her up around 6 during the week. On the weekends she sleeps until about 7:30. It's pretty nice! We have lowered her crib because this is what we see when we go in to get her. Uh-oh, she pulls herself up now! From what I hear, the fun is about to really begin! Love that little face!
Don't you want to just bite these cheeks?! They are hard to resist! Can't wait to see what the next month will bring. We are only a few days in...I've already seen so many changes! I'll have to save them for the next update. 
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5 comments:

  1. I can't believe how big she has gotten! so cute!

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  2. Oh my goodness! She is growing SO fast, and getting cuter by the day!

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  3. She is so freakin' cute! She's going to have beautiful hair! And awh, ear infections are no bueno. I remember getting those as a child and ugh, so horrible. Glad she is all well now!

    Just A Girl

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