Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cindy Lou Who

This is what Ella's hair looked like when she got out of the tub last night. Bean doesn't really have much in the way of hair but she does have this one extremely long patch right on top!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Daddy's Girl!

You're My Best Friend

Check Spelling

Ella is seriously completely fascinated with Moxley.

The Pool, Round 2!

The first attempt at swimming in the backyard pool was a total bust. Ella hated it but Moxley loved it. We took Ella to the big pool at the rec center and she loved it so we decided to give the backyard inflatable another go. This time it was great! Ella loved splashing, playing with toys, kicking back and of course spending time with Moxley who just had to climb in too.

**Notice how fat her diaper is?? Taylor forgot to put a swim diaper on. DISASTER!! It was pretty funny but a complete mess to clean up when the diaper split open and the gel inside went every where!

6 Months

I can't believe Ella is already 6 months old! She is growing up so fast. I must say that I didn't think that I would miss the tiny baby stage but a part of me really does miss it. I'm sad that my baby has already out grown sleeping in my arms, snuggling, being cradled when I hold her, and just being little. Here are some of the things that Ella is doing.

1. She is a big girl. She's in the 90th percentile for height and the 75th for weight. Don't ask me how that is possible. At this rate she will be taller then me at age 5!

2. She eats her fruits and veggies like crazy. She will not eat the green veggies. Just the orange ones. We do still try to give her the green ones but mostly for entertainment. The faces she makes are hilarious.

3. She talks up a storm. She says mama and dada all the time and while she doesn't really know what she is saying, Taylor and I love to pretend that she does.

4. She rolls over which makes leaving her alone for a minute a lot more difficult then it used to be.

5. She just started waving last week. So cute!!

6. She is sitting up almost completely on her own. We still have a tip every now and then but other then that she's got it down.

7. She sleeps through the night!! (most of the time)

8. She smiles non stop. All you have to do is smile at her and she smiles right back even if she is in the worst of moods.

9. She loves her bath time, her woobies and of course her TV shows.

10. She loves to jump in her jumper but only on her right leg. It is the strangest thing to watch.

We love this little girl so much and can't wait to see all of the other fun new things she will learn and experience.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Things I've Learned in 6 Short Months!

I can't believe that next week my baby girl will already be 6 months old!! Where does the time go? While I was pregnant I did a post about things that I had learned while pregnant. This is a spin off of that that I'm calling "Things I've Learned in 6 Short Months!" Sort of my ode to first time parenting

1. Being a parent is tough!! I'm constantly exhausted. I can't remember the last time I actually DID my hair and make up. I feel like I can clean my house 24/7 but it some how still always looks like a tornado just tore through it. Now, I never expected it to be a cake walk but at the same time I didn't expect juggling life and a baby to be as difficult as it has been. I completely have a new respect for parents especially single parents who do this all on their own.

2. Once you have a kid all you do is talk about your kid. I'm sure every one gets so sick of hearing about every moment in Ella's life but I'm just so proud I can't stop talking about her!! I'm sure you have all noticed by reading this blog :)

3. There are a million things that we all say that we will never do with our kids but when it comes down to it, you do because it's easy. Case in point, I said that I would not let my child watch TV until she was 2 years old. Little did I know she would be hooked at such a young age just from having it on while she was in the room. Now I count on PBS and Baby Einsteins just to be able to get dinner made. I often feel like a bad parent but, she likes it and it keeps her entertained. There are much worse things in the world then a little TV.

4. There are a million things that we all say that we will always do with our kids but when it comes down to it, you don't because it's easier. Case in point, I told myself that my child would always wear shoes. It was a pet peeve of mine when kids of any age didn't have shoes on. So from the minute that I could find shoes that fit Ella's feet, she had them on. That was until she developed her own personality, decided she hates shoes, and kicks and screams until she gets them off her feet. Now, I can't even remember the last time Ella wore shoes. It still bugs me but it's not worth the fight.

5. It's very easy to be judgmental of how others are raising their kids when you don't have any. Once you have your own and you see how it is, you realize why people do the things that they do when it comes to raising children.

6. There is no right or wrong way to raise a child. You just have to figure out what works for your family and go with it. If only there were an instruction manual on how to raise a perfect family...

7. There is nothing in the world like the love a mother has for her child. I can't describe it but if you are a mom you will know exactly what I mean.

8. I definitely need to work on my patience. I thought I was a lot better then I am. Ella has a very annoying high pitched, squealing whine that she does and it just makes me CRAZY!!

9. Even though being a mom is one of the toughest jobs I've ever had, I would not trade a minute of it for anything in the world.

10. Life is pretty miraculous. Every day I look at this beautiful little girl and I'm still amazed that Taylor and I made her. She grew in my tummy and came out this gorgeous little being that looks just like her daddy (seriously anyone could be that kids mother). It blows my mind when I watch her grow and learn new things. Pretty unbelievable if you ask me.