Monday, July 25, 2011

A Little Freaky

About 2 years ago I got my palm read just for fun. A girl that I work with does it on the side and she was giving a few quick readings at work. When she read my palm she asked what I wanted to know about. I told her that I wanted to know about my future family. Would Taylor and I end up having kids? Would it be sooner or later?? She looked at my palm and said that yes I would have a family but, I would only have one child. She said the reason being is that I would have a difficult delivery and I would be prevented from having anymore children even though I would want them. I don't know why but I thought about this palm reading the other day. I did end up having a difficult delivery. I got to thinking, could Ella really be our one and only?? I guess only time will tell but it is a little creepy to think that things so far have gone the exact way that I was told they would go. Freaky!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sitting Up!!

Well..... Sort of! Not fully sitting up but she's getting there!!

Is Your Baby 9 Months Old??

NO PEOPLE!! She's just a big girl!!

I honestly get asked that a lot. People are always amazed that she is only 5 months old. I don't know why I get so defensive when people say that she is big for her age but I find myself getting really upset about it. Whether she is big or small, she is still pretty damn adorable and I don't know why I expect anything else. I literally come from a family of babies that are born the size of small toddlers. Ella is still quite small compared to others in my family.

Monday, July 11, 2011

TV Junkie

Ella is literally a TV junkie!! If the TV is on at all sometimes we can't even get her to eat. She will watch anything but she does have her favorites. I'm becoming quite familiar with all of the PBS shows. Some of her favorites are....

Anything Baby Einstein. I don't get what she loves about hand puppets and random toys on the screen but she loves it. She is completely mesmerized by it.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That. This is probably my least favorite of all of the shows that she likes but she seems to enjoy it.

Dinosaur Train completely captures her attention. I think it may be how colorful everything is on this show.

Super Why! This is hands down her favorite. She kicks and squeals and gets really excited when Super Why comes on.

Just Chillin! Watching my shows in my diaper! (this kid loves to be naked) Seriously though!! Check out how hooked she is. This picture was taken while watching Super Why on Sunday morning. At least the shows that she likes are educational. Maybe she's learning?? At least that's what I try and convince myself.

Mmmm.... Carrots!!

First Bite!

More please!!

That's good stuff!

Ever since we got Ella on a sleep schedule she has been a champ about sleeping though the night. That was until recently. She's started to wake up around 3:00 because she is hungry. She eats a bottle and usually goes right back to sleep. We decided that in an effort to keep her tummy full through the night it was time to try some food. My pediatrician said that while they recommend waiting until 6 months, I could start Ella any time between 4 and 6 months if I thought that she was ready. Just make sure to start her on veggies. We decided to start her on carrots because she loves the frozen ones that she has been chewing on while she's been teething. While the first attempt was sooo messy, it was awesome!! Ella loved the carrots. Once she got the hang of eating off a spoon she even started chasing the spoon and opening wide when Taylor would bring the spoon to her. I really went back and forth on whether or not to start her. I wasn't sure she was ready and I really wanted to wait until the recommended age. Now that we have tried it and it was such a huge success I'm glad I went for it.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Summer Days

As I've posted before Ella is teething. We have started to give her frozen carrots to munch on and she loves them. Taylor caught some pretty cute pics of her carrot eating.

Ella absolutely loves her bath. She has never cried when it comes to bath time. So I thought, naturally, that she must love water. I decided to buy her this kiddie pool for the back yard. I couldn't wait to get her in it and see how excited she was. Turns out, not so much. She cried as soon as I put her in it. There is someone else who ended up enjoying the pool though. At least it wasn't a complete waste. Ella is however, in love with her new jumper that Grandpa Scott and Grandma Kelly gave her. Thanks so much guys. This thing is awesome!! She spent her day in the back yard in her swim suit not swimming but bouncing in her jumper.