Thursday, January 10, 2013

6 & 7 Months Old

So I'm a little late on keeping everyone up to date with Ellie. With the holidays last month and Garrett and I trying to get our house in order to put it on the market we have been pretty busy. Also, now that Ellie is becoming more and more active it has been difficult for me to have free time and energy in order to sit down and blog. Every time I go to the computer she loves to try to play with it! Enough with the excuses though, I am going to continue to blog even if it takes me all day to put this post together! Since I did not do last months blog I've decided to put 6 and 7 months in one post since Ellie is now 7 months old.  So here is what Ellie has been up to from the end of November until now....

Ellie started sitting on her own very well the week before Thanksgiving
About 23 weeks old


Aunt Becca

Grandma Susan and Becca

Great Aunt Betty

Grandpa Scott

Grandpa Tony

Our family

Aunt Jessi with me and Ellie

Uncle Wes

Ellie jumping for Jessi

Dad, me, and Jessi

6 month Doctor checkup on December 17th:

  • Ellie weighed 15 pounds 2 ounces and measured 26 1/2 inches long. She is now average length and just below average on weight.
  • She got the flu shot in addition to the same shots as her 4 month checkup.
  • Her next appointment will be her 9 month checkup in March

Having fun with Grandpa Tony!
Grandma Susan taking shots of Ellie

Making funny faces!
Sitting in the grocery cart for the first time

Playdate with Annabelle (8 1/2 months) and Ellie 6 months

Definitely teething but no teeth yet!

Having fun trying finger foods!

Helping us make cookies but opening the bag of kisses!

Daddy and Ellie right before Christmas

Starting to get on the her knees

Meeting Santa!

Starting to make a move for her presents

Ellie's 1st Christmas

I had to include this moment since she's not happy all the time! lol

Susan, Me, Becca, and Great Grandma Rita

The week of Christmas Ellie hit some major milestones!

She began to crawl backwards and then go to sitting position on her own.  By New Years Day Ellie started to crawl! This past week she has been crawling very well. She is also trying to pull herself to stand on her own.  She is able to do this on her own now so there is no telling when she will start walking! Considering she just turned 7 months old, her development is pretty advanced so far. She is one curious and adventurous girl and doesn't stay still for very long.  Keeping her occupied is sometimes a challenge, but we are loving every moment with her.

Other facts about Ellie:

She still wears a size 2 diaper! She is hopefully moving up to size 3 in a couple of weeks
She is now wearing 9 month clothes, but they are a little big on her right now.
She does not sleep through the night yet.  I am hoping to change this very soon!
She is not a fan of baby food right now.  She is interested in picking up finger food on her own but she only likes to eat baby food when she can hold the spoon too- I guess she thinks she is already a big girl!