Thursday, December 27, 2012

Dear Ella . . .

Here we are, just a few days from turning 8 months old and you just got your 6th tooth! I'm hoping we're done with the teething for a little while - I don't see any more ready to come in soon. Whew!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dear Ella . . .

Tooth #5 showed up yesterday (7 months, 18 days). This is your front right tooth. I guess we'll have to stop telling people that all you want for Christmas is your two front teeth! I wonder if it's too late to change Santa's list . . . Christmas is only a week away . . .

(Tooth #6 is ready to pop out any day now, too!)

Dear Ella . . .

Occasionally I catch a glimpse of the little girl you will become and it blows me away. You are so beautiful, so sweet, and so happy.

Then there are times when I still see the precious tiny newborn that I brought home from the hospital over 7 months ago. You sweet baby cheeks and little button nose steal my heart just like they did the first time I saw you.

You are truly the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to your Daddy and me. What a blessing we've been given!


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Dear Ella . . .

A 7 1/2 Month Update:

Tooth #4 made its grand entrance yesterday! It's your top front tooth on the left. 7 months, 15 days

You also started babbling with your B's yesterday! You love to say, "Babababa!" And you're still chattering away with "Mamamama" and "Dadadada".

You weighed just over 18lbs last weekend when we went to the doctor. You are wearing mostly nine month sized clothes now and are have been in size 3 diapers for 2 months! That's the longest you've been in any diaper size yet, so I finally took all of the other sizes that you've outgrown and exchanged them for size 3's. I'm so thankful for Walmart!

You got to meet Santa last week. Daddy and I were afraid that you would be scared, but you loved him! You smiled and talked and even read a little book with him. Santa said you were so good that you should stick around and show all the other sweet babies what to do!

We're getting ready for your first Christmas and you are really enjoying yourself. You love the lights on the Christmas tree and the adorable nativity scene Grandmommy and Granddaddy sent you. (You love to eat/gum/slobber on the cow and Mary).

You are sitting up so well now! I still try to put a pillow or the boppy behind you when you sit on the floor because you like to throw yourself backwards, but I don't have to sit with my hand behind you ready to catch you anymore. You're getting so big!

You also took your last bath in the baby tub right before Thanksgiving (which was technically when you were still 6 months). You LOVE sitting and splashing and playing in the big girl tub! Mommy has learned not to wear any long sleeves or shirts that shouldn't get wet since I end up almost as wet as you by the end of bath time!

You want to crawl so bad but you're not quite there yet. You can get up on all fours but your back legs slide out from under you and you end up scooting backwards. You can also turn yourself around in circles. You love doing that in your bed and you get so proud of yourself.

You've had a nasty cough and cold for the last week that I'm afraid is turning into an ear infection. I found scratches in your little ear this morning from where you've been tugging on it. It breaks my heart when you don't feel well. Even when you're sick though, you're still such a sweet and happy baby.

You're adorable little personality is shining through more and more each day and everyone you meet falls in love with you. Your Daddy and I are totally smitten. We love you so much sweet girl!