Tuesday, November 22, 2011

5 mONthS!!!

our littlest baby turned 5 months on Nov. 20th.
time is absolutely flying by!

(just realized when I posted this how red her hair looks in this pic:)

ellie's 5 month birthday was such a special day for us.
we participated in our church's parent/child dedication on this day!
I can't even tell you how much this day filled my heart!
such a special day for our family that I will never ever forget!

but now more on sweet elleanor:)
no doctor's visit this month, so no stats.
we go back for her 6 month checkup on Dec. 27th.

big changes for this girl this past month!
we started cereal.
had it in my mind that we were going to wait until 6 months, but who am I kidding, nothing really has gone according to plan with this little gal, so the doc said we could start and we did.
and....she LOVES IT!!!
she just slurps it right up!
so with starting the cereal (that she gets now 3 times a day) we also went with a 4 hour schedule on our bottles!
elleanor really just decided to start herself on this whole 4 hour thing one morning, so we just went with it and have never turned back! guess she was just ready:)

this is what ellie's day looks like when we are at home:

7:00 awake, feeding
8:00 cereal
9:00 nap (uhmm, daytime naps still hit n miss, hoping she will get the hang of it!)
11:00 feeding
12:00 cereal
12:30/1:00 ellie and caraline naptime (somehow aunt mary can always get about 3 hours here but mommy is still working on it)!
3:00 feeding
5:00 cereal
6:00 sometimes a little nap here
7:00 last feeding
7:30 bedtime
night time sleep is pretty good, we get her down between 730 and 800, there are the few times that we don't hear from her til morning, but more often than not she awakes 1 time at night, usually around midnight.  sometimes she will put herself back to sleep, sometimes tim can just pat her back to sleep and sometimes we do have to get up with her, but no nighttime feedings happen. 

bottles: she takes between 6 and 7oz each feeding.
cereal: can't get it to her fast enough and she always wants more!

I had fully intended to start a veggie this week but with our crazy weekend schedule we had no time to make it to whole foods and get this girlie some green beans and sweet potatos! was hoping to be able to give her thanksgiving dinner! maybe, just maybe I can get out this evening and make a Reasor's run to see if they might have some organic veggies so we can get started.

the laughs, giggles, and squeals just keep coming and coming.
loving that we now know how to blow bubbles with our tongue.
her feet are her new favorite toy, she loves to hold then and chew on them, her big toe is her fave!
the drooling is also here and is overflowing! keep waiting to see those little teeth pop through but none so far.
she wants to watch caraline all the time, she loves to watch caraline play and also loves it when C gets close enough to pull her hair:)
screaming fits! yep this girl can go from 0 to 100 in a split second, so not use to this as Caraline barely made a peep, but this little gal is much more vocal than her big sissy was.
almost rolling from her back to her stomach when there is a toy out of her reach that she wants to get!
can't wait to see what the next month has in store for miss ellie!  (I pray that it involves better daytime sleep) she just changes and does more each and every day.  so fun to watch her firey little personality develop!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Happy Halloween!

yes, just now doing my Halloween post.
it's been down right busy around here.
so a little late on this post.
but I wanted to get it in here for my girls!

Caraline dressed up this year, Elleanor did not.
we had the cutest little ghost bib left over from Caraline so I guess we could say E was a cute little ghost.
and we absolutely hands down had the cutest little Minnie Mouse ever!

first over to Nana and Papa's to trick or treat and see the cousins!

then we headed over to one of my very best friend's house for a Halloween dinner and some trick or treating!
no, we didn't get any pictures here.
still trying to figure out this whole how to take a 2 year old and a 4 month out to do something and have time to get the camera out.
but we had a blast!
hoping to make it a tradition and celebrate with this crew every year!!!