Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ellie's 4 month birthday!

Our littlest gal is now 4 months old!
She is changing so so much.
I thought I was going to get to have a little mini me this time but I am now not so sure.
Her looks are starting to change and as I look at pictures of her big sister Caraline when she was Ellie's age I am seeing that Ellie is looking exactly like her then! (Which means she will prob end up looking like her daddy)!
But guess that's quite alright because her big sister looks like daddy and think she is just super duper cute!

BIG BIG changes in our house this past month.
The sleeping started and we are loving it!
Well let's just say the sleeping at night has started, daytime sleep is still a work in progress!
She usually just takes little hour naps, at the longest, but then will maybe every other day have an after noon nap that is from feeding to feeding time.
But at night we are getting 11 hours pretty much every night!
Both girls go down at 730pm and we see them at 630 in the morning!

Elleanor is on a schedule, which we start with our first feeding at 630.
She eats between 5 and 6 oz every 3 hours.
She still takes naps between each feeding with the longest being after her 1230 feed.
I try to put her and Caraline down at the same time after this feeding and can at times get a good 2 hours to myself (LOVE it when this happens).
Ellie's last feeding is at 630pm then we have a little bit of family playtime before the girls both get put down in about an hour.

The past few days have been a little rough.
The drooling and fussiness are here and I think I can see where the little bottom front teeth are going to start trying to come through.
She has been waking at night the past few nights, I think because of her teeth? because she just wants to be held but a little bit of tylenol has been helping.

She has also learned a new sound, which I am not that fond of.
It is this super high pitched squeal, which she likes to do at times just to hear herself but then she also now does it when she is crying, can't wait for her to get over this!
She coos and coos and has started throwing some goo, goos in there.

Caraline is absolutely in LOVE with her little sister.
She never ever seems to be jealous of her and she is always so interested in what Ellie is doing.
C talks to her and gives her hugs and kisses constantly!

still rolling over, just from belly to back. starting to try to go the other direction.
sitting well in her bumbo seat.
picking up toys and being able to get them to her mouth.
at times wakes up in the morning talking instead of screaming, wish this would become ALL the time.
she is also loving to reach out and touch people's faces.

Stats:  Just went for our 4 month checkup this morning.
Height 26in - 97%
Weight 13lb 15oz - 50%

I'm sure there is so much more that I could include but for now this is it, we are so exhausted, a 2 year old and an infant are definitely HARD work!  However, we wouldn't have it any other way! LOVE my girls with all my heart!

Monday, October 24, 2011

photo time

I missed the 3 month mark for photos of Ellie so we did 4 month photos instead.
and since we were doing them we thought we would go ahead and try to get some family pics too.
let me just tell you that our 2 year old was a complete mess the ENTIRE time.
we did however manage to get a couple of cute ones and of course an adorable 4 month photo of Ellie for the dining room wall.

this is Caraline's new face, that she is doing ALL the time

LOVE our little family!

and those pretty curls.

there's daddy and that sweet girl's silly new face again:)

tickle time!

our too cute little 4 month old!

for our black and white wall in our dining room. LOVE IT!

another one making the dining room wall!

and this one for the hubster's and my bedroom!

even though it seemed it was a disaster we came away with so many great memories, thanks again Heather! You are the bestest!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

pumpkin patch 2011

this past friday i got to leave work early, which never happens on a friday!
i also got to pick my girls up from the babysitter, which i also never get to do!
so since we had no plans and tim wasn't having basketball practice, we decided to make it a fun family afternoon/early evening.

first off to the pumpkin patch.

caraline's first time on a horsey!!!

really wanted to get a cut pic of the girls together but the huge 2 year old fits we are currently having got in the way of that so the first up is the only one we could get, so we got a few of  Ellie laying on the ground by herself since her sissy wouldn't pose with her:)

after the pumpkin patch we thought we would try taking the girls out to eat for the first time ever with both of them!!! you would have thought we were crazy with the way we had to leave the pumpkin patch (that would be carrying C out screaming), but what the heck, we were hungry!
the girls did AWESOME!!!  of course it was 5pm, so the place was pretty empty, but still they did great!