Thursday, May 16, 2013


I put Ellie in the swing at the park the other day. She loved it, of course. I didn't really swing her though since she can't sit up on her own yet, she would have just fallen. But she loved sitting in it feeling like a big girl.

Friday, May 10, 2013

May 10th ultrasound

One year ago today I had an 8 week ultrasound. I had previous ultrasounds but this one is when my baby actually starting looking like a baby. Well, more like a gummy bear, but it was sprouting arms and legs. I had ultra sounds earlier than this one, but seeing my baby develop was pretty neat. I'm so grateful that my baby continued to grow and grow into the beautiful baby she is now.

see the resemblance? 

Monday, May 6, 2013

5 months old

Ellie turned 5 months old. It was really hard deciding on which pictures to use because she does so many cute little things now. I really loved the 4 month stage. I hope 5 months is just as fun.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

more 4 months

I cried when Ellie turned a day old. I didn't (and still don't) want her to grow up. When she started to be awake more during the day life became different. I had to entertain my baby and not just hold and stare at her. I loved Ellie as a newborn and at 1 month old, calm and beautiful. I loved Ellie when she was 2 months old, so sweet and cuddly. I loved Ellie at 3 months old, so fun. I LOVE Ellie at 4 months old, quite the character. She really is the greatest Joy in my life and while I don't want her growing up, it's true what people say, each stage brings new and exciting things.

Here are just a few pictures of Ellie the past month. 
I tried doing this picture with another baby who wouldn't cooperate but I knew it would look so cute so I stripped Ellie down and stuck her in there. Some of my favorite pictures to date. 

4 month shots. She had 2 fussy days following these shots. 

Real Life. (same day as shots-didn't want to be put down). But she often helps me in the kitchen until I realize I need two hands.

Finally able to grab those toes

Observing daddy doing the dishes. This was all James' idea to put her in the carrier. I thought it was cute.

 Trying to take a quick picture before she may or may not have fallen over. (bad momma)

 Black and white Focus Book App. She is kind of old for it now, but it still interests her.

This happens often and it cracks me up every time!

Ugly bird toy from her play mat that she just loves for some odd reason. 

I decided to give her a little break from her car seat and carrier her around Target. She was in HEAVEN. And because she is in the grab everything within reach stage she was even holding onto the cart. I tried to get a picture, but she'd always let go. (This also sort of captures one of her new facial expressions she is constantly practicing. It's almost like she is trying not to smile.)

Little stinker does not like naps in her crib. She scoots all over the place and plays. I usually resort to the swing so she can get some sleep.

*Ellie is also talking up a storm lately. She sure does have a lot to say. The other day while shopping she was  VERY loud and just making all sorts of happy noises. People were stopping, staring and smiling at her cuteness.
*She is getting the deep belly laugh down which is a lot of fun.
*She'll smile at anyone who talks to her. It sure makes people's day. (They've told me).

Bring on 5 months!