Sunday, August 21, 2011

7 Months Old

Ellie turned 7 months old last Monday.  I haven't had a chance or been able to take pictures because she's been sick.  Our pediatrician was on vacation again so we saw his fill in and he said she was fine.  GRRRR!  When our pedi got back last Tuesday, Barry took her in to see him.  I knew she was sick!  I was right!  She has an ear infection and upper respiratory junk going on.  Poor girl!  She still has a terrible runny nose a little cough and watery eyes today.  I think she might also be cutting her top teeth.  She is drooling like crazy and has been quite fussy!

When we went to the dr last Tuesday, they weighed our girl and she has actually gained a little even being sick.  She weighs 16.7 lbs.  She still loves to eat!  She's tried just about every stage 2 veggie and fruit except peas.  She loves pears and squash the best though.  We also tried peaches again and she likes them.  I'm happy about that!  I'm still making a lot of her food, but also buying quite a bit.  I think now that I'm back to work, I'll buy more.  We had to move up a size in onesies, she's now wearing 9 months.  The 6 months were too short. I feel like my baby girl is growing up too fast. 

Ellie is at such a fun stage right now.  She is changing so quickly.  It seems like everyday she does something new.  She started saying "Dada" about two weeks ago.  It's adorable!  She also says "Mmmma" when she sees me now.  That just started this past week.  I love it!

Ellie is crawling.  It's just about the cutest thing ever!  She almost looks like a frog when she gets going.  She started crawling to get the cat and hasn't stopped yet.  ha!  She loves anything paper.  I have some magazines on the bottom of the coffee table and she pulls them off all the time.  She's also pulling up on the bottom part of the coffee table.  I think we are going to lower her crib this week.  I sure don't want her pulling up in there!

She still loves her jumperoo.  She goes crazy in that thing!  She doesn't care for her bumbo much anymore at all.  She can get herself out of it so we just haven't used it lately.  I think she just wants to be on the go all the time.  She doesn't stay still too much.

We are down to two naps a day.  She still takes her morning nap about 9:00 and sleeps for about 1.5 hours.  Then she goes down at about 1:00 for 2-3 hours.  She's been in bed by 7:00 or 7:30 each night and then I wake her up at 6:30 to get ready to go to the babysitter.  I love that she's such a good sleeper!  She has been waking up a little in the middle of the night since she's been sick.  I just go in and give her the pacie and she's usually right back to sleep. 

Ellie has definitely turned into a big time mamma's girl.  While I love this, I also don't want her to feel bad when I'm not around.  When I leave the room she often cries.  When she sees me and is with someone else, she'll reach for me.  She is the light of my life and I certainly don't mind that she prefers me right now.  I know it won't always be like this so I am soaking it up!

Barry took these this morning before church. 

Notice her bare feet?  She will not leave shoes or socks on those cute little feet. 
Since it's been over 100 degrees forever now, I just gave up the battle.  I don't blame her!

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Faith said...

She sounds just like my two as far as development and preferences:). She is so, so cute! I can see how long she is in the pictures from this morning...she is going to be TALL:). My Addy is like that too. I hope she feels better very soon, poor baby! And, yes, they grow up WAY too fast! But, what a blessing that we get to watch and love them as they grow:).

Samantha said...

Way to go with the words little miss! Truitt is saying Dada but it goes for EVERYTHING so you are way ahead!!! I absolutely LOVE the pictures of her and momma all dressed up for church.

We don't do shoes either! His feet are sweaty without, they don't stay on and he doesn't like them. Plus, I can't kiss those stinky toes if shoes are covering them!

Marcie said...

She is getting so big! I love her bows, the bigger the better!
I just can't wait!!!

Deni said...

That girl is so terribly cute it makes my face hurt smiling at her!!! Love the tutu and bows and her big giant smiles!! She is getting too big--make it stop! Hope she's feeling better asap!! And I think I'd be soaking up that mommy phase too, just the sweetest after such a wait!

twondra said...

Awww, she is sooooo precious! Can't believe she's already 7 months old!

S.I.F. said...

I cannot believe how big she is getting!! It seems like just yesterday that you brought her home!

Leslie Clay said...

What a beautiful girl! Love her expression in the first picture - she is a charmer!

Leslie Clay said...

What a little charmer!

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