|From birth to 5 months -- my CUTIE!|
|Weekly pics :)|
|Cuddles with Opa and Oma in daddy's hospital room <3|
|These were taken back to back. You cried but soon after Eli was giving you kisses and you were happy again!|
You were really growing this month. You are so tall and yet, such a petite little thing. Everyone who asks your age, comments on how petite you are. (And, EVERYONE comments on that hair of yours! I love it and so do they!) Mama didn't get much sleep this month but that is okay because you are worth every drop of morning coffee!
I swear you are teething but no tooth yet! Tons of slobber though!
|Beginning of the month -- all smiles! Lee's Summit DT Boo's and Barks Parade and get this -- you fell asleep on the floor, no swaddle no rocking no sucking! Way to go girl!|
|Halloween week! Your 1st! You were the cutest little mouse!|
|Ellie enjoys Eli's hand-me-downs. Eli 6 wks, Ellie 4mo|
|We had so much fun this week! We went to Paradise Park and you are actually happy in the swing!|
|Ellie and Hundson! (Our sweet neighbor friend!)|
|Daddy's surgery week! Hanging out with brother in mommy and daddy's bed. Go Chiefs!|
|Your Oma O sent you this beautiful blanket she made you! You will treasure for years to come!|
Bath time with mommy and brother
Nursing -- she has got the nursing and latching thing down to a T now!
Bouncing -- will the addiction ever end? Thank you God for yoga balls!
Baby TV and Baby Einstein DVD's
Being worn -- must face out!
Being whistled to, sung to, and talked to, blown at, sneezed at, funny faces, and roared at (future Katy Perry fan?) :)
Chewing on ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!
Watching Eli and Sammie
Watching her mobile
Looking in the mirror
Having someone blow on her tummy
Car seat -- I wonder how long this will stay on the list?!?
Losing control of an object or toy -- total freak out!! Could the "girl" drama be already showing itself? Ha!
Ellie's 5 Month Milestones:
Sit for a while with a boppy and alone for just a few seconds (towards the end of your 5th month).
Rolling from back to front now!
Ugh. Not my favorite subject. Ellie sleeps between 30mins and 1.5hrs (tops) at a time. It is terrible. Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?
I am convinced that life is much, much better when you are getting sleep. Between Eli, Ellie and Sammie, I'm up on average 10x a night -- not kidding people. 10 times! Right now I'd be happy with a 3 hours stretch.
The thought of going through the whole cry-it-out process with Ellie gives my anxiety.
She loves to nurse like most babies. We've continued to try to give Ellie a bottle with no success. She wants NOTHING to do with it! Boo hoo! No date nights for Mike and I! She also eats pretty frequently -- like every two hours. I think that my breasts do not store as much milk as the "norm" (whatever that is, right?), so she feeds often to get her fill.
Eli and Ellie: A Comparison
|Same age here! Girls clothes are just so much cuter.|
At this age they both:
Hate the car seat.
Are/were super CUTE!
Here is a link to Eli's 5 month post:
What I've learned...
I am a happier person when I get sleep.
I am Extremely Blessed because...
Mike is recovering on schedule and will (someday) be able to night parent with me again! Also, if Eli has a bad night (up 3-5 times) usually Ellie has a good night and vise-versa!