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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Ellie's 11th Month: 4.20.14 - 5.20.14

Is my sweet pea going to be one year soon?  Yes, oh my, yes!  Lord, help this mama!

***The rest of this post (besides the 3 sentences above) was written 5 months after the end of her 11th month!  Thank goodness I have some notes from my instagram photos and other tid-bits I've saved here and there!

11 months of sweetness from  this girl!  I dreaded her turning one and I know I cherished the last couple of months before her birthday.  I don't why know why but for some reason I felt like her turning one meant that she no longer was a "baby."  (She is now my rambunctious 16 month old but still very much my baby).  Looking back at these pictures makes my heart melt!  Love you sweet girl!

Monthly sticker pictures!  She is all grown up!

Weekly pics! Week 47 we were in sunny CA!

Ellie's 1st Easter!
What a cute little sis she is!
Checking out grandma and grandpa's chickens, 1st Mother's Day with Ellie and hanging with brother at the desk!
Ellie inside Sequoia National Park

Sequoia Selfie!

Ellie with Mike's parents - her Oma and her Opa
Ellie with her great-grandparents "Oma O and Opa O"
Ellie, Eli and their cousins Taylor and Connor

We stopped in San Francisco on our way home from visiting Mike's family. We had fun on the Pier!  
Ellie's first time seeing the Pacific Ocean!!
Ellie's Likes:

Talking to Sammie while eating in the high chair
Jumping – right foot, then left
Dancing (bouncing to the beat)
The park – especially climbing and the slide
The Cozy Coupe
Crawl tag with brother
Sandbox play
Nursing as always!
Being held close
Having someone blow on her tummy
Being thrown up in the air
How big is Ellie?  Soooooooooooooooooooo Big!
Being tickled
Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii'm gonna get you!
Peek-a-boo!  (Eli just says peek-boo, but she gets it!)
Climbing anything
Other babies!
Being outside
Chewing most anything – including rocks and woodchips when mama isn’t looking!  Uh oh!
Climbing up our flight of stairs
Bath time with brother

Ellie's Dislikes:
Mommy leaving her
Setting her down
Teething – its been rough cutting those two front teeth this month

Ellie's 11 Month Milestones:
Climbing playground equipment waaaay too big for her and sliding down slides head first – she is fearless!
Standing by herself really well
5 steps in a row!
Celebratory clapping!

Waking almost every hour. L

Breast Feeding:
Same as last month:
Nurses 5-6 times at night.  Snacks all day.  :)  

Eli and Ellie: A Comparison

At this age they both:

Love baths.
Love to chew on everything.
Love to be outside
Did NOT want mommy to leave them
Like to feed themselves

They are different:

Eli liked to read, Ellie will sit for a minute or two but wants to get up pretty quickly and move on to the next activity!

Eli was chubbier! 

Eli snuggled with Elmo, Ellie is beginning to like baby dolls.

Eli got the Roseola virus at 11 months and was more prone to viruses than his younger sis.  I’m sure her time will come!

Here is a link to Eli's 11th month post:

What I've learned...

This too shall pass.  Ellie is finally warming up to short car rides and doesn’t every time we put her in her car seat. (Still isn’t 100% fond of it at 16 months)

I am Extremely Blessed because...

We traveled to CA this month to see Mike’s family!  The kids had a blast with their grandparents, uncles, aunt and cousins!

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