|Just when I thought you couldn't get cuter!!|
|Exploring animals at the zoo while in the baby bjorne, rocking Eli's hand-me-downs, sleeping in the JJ, grabbing those toes, more snuggles with a recovering daddy and playing trucks with Eli of course! Xo|
|Its beginning to look a lot like Ellie's first Christmas! You are sporting all kinds of Eli's Christmasy hand-me-downs -- mommy had a ball dressing you in his clothes! You are beautiful in them and I am so glad the got to be used twice!|
Bath time with mommy and brother and daddy too
Nursing -- she pops on and off and in between gives me a smile!
Bouncing -- but is weaning for sure
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, etc
Chewing on ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!
Watching Eli and Sammie
Looking in the mirror
Having someone blow on her tummy
Being thrown up in the air
Car seat -- Yes, still -- each day is hit or miss but cries at least 50% of the time
Losing control of an object or toy
Mommy leaving her
Setting her down
Ellie's 5 Month Milestones:
Sitting for up to a minute on her own
Rolling like crazy
Can scoot around pretty well too!
Stats: 14.6 lbs (15%) 27.5" (91%) and 22% of head circumference.
Here were Eli's 6 month stats:
19lbs -- 74%
27.5 inches -- 82%
61% for head circumference
Exactly the same as last month:
Ugh. Not my favorite subject. Ellie sleeps between 30mins and 1.5hrs (tops) at a time. It is terrible. Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?
I have no idea how I am getting anything done during the days since I am pretty much running on empty. I feel like the moment I fall asleep she wakes back up. I know she has a sleep crutch to nursing I just don't know how to break it with out all the crying -- she already cries enough during the day. Mike still can't help at night so between Ellie, Eli and the dog I am up 10 or more times a night. I literally dread night time. My heart races and I can't seem to settle down because I know I will be up in such a short period of time. I do co-sleep with Ellie 1/2 the night or so, depending on whether I feel like I have the energy to walk back to her room. Co-sleeping helps but doesn't at the same time.
Waiting for sleep miracle to happen, the sooner the better!
Going well! Loving all the sweet smiles!
Eli and Ellie: A Comparison
|Mike and I make some pretty cute kids!|
At this age they both:
Hate the car seat, Eli was just starting to get better and so is Ellie... little by little!
Are/were super CUTE!
Eli was much, much chubbier!
Here is a link to Eli's 6th month post:
What I've learned...
Not getting sleep isn't the end of the world. Preparing for Christmas with two kids is a lot of work but SO, SO much fun! (I did 90% of my shopping at Good Will people!)