Thursday, March 21, 2019

eleanor: six months!









weight/height
just went to the doctors this week- 15lbs 11.8oz, 26in long, 17in head circumference (compared to henry at 6 months- 18lbs, 27 1/4in, and same head circumference). she definitely has a long torso and when trying to put sweatshirts on you can tell she has a big head. lots of room for brains.


health
the day before she turned 6 months she woke up with a runny nose and had a fever. she wasnt a huge fan but still stayed happy through it all for the most part. she had a tough time falling asleep at night and naps but slept well once she was asleep. i added a humidifier on the second night and its almost all cleared up now (no ear infection or anything and just a fever that one day which im thankful for). sick babies are no fun but shes still the bestest.

clothes
she is basically skipping 6 month clothes. seriously. her head doesnt fit through anything that doesnt have a snap opening in the top, and shes too long for most of the pajamas with feet (the top doesnt come up enough over her shoulders). she also is almost too long for the 0-9 month sleep sacks (note to self, need to buy bigger size sleep sacks). luckily i have a huge tub of 9-12 month clothes that 2 friends gave me a long time ago (that i never thought we would grow into, especially not this quickly!) and another friend from work gave me a huge bag the other day. so ive got all of that washed and ready to go, all of the 3-6 month stuff is (for the most part) packed away, and a lot of 6 month stuff is already in a pile on the floor to be dealt with.





sleep
this little one loves to sleep. fairly solid sleep routine going on for the most part, 2 small naps during the day, 1 long nap (2-3 hours), and in bed by 7pm, awake around 6am. knock on wood this sticks around (i know henry had already gone through a sleep regression by this time, and i know of others 5-6 month olds who are still not sleeping through the night). i know that we are very lucky.


crying
lots of tears when shes been sick. i dont blame her. other than that, shes a happy camper.


milestones
she can sit up on her own for a brief period before she folds herself forward like a little pretzel. she can roll from her back to her stomach and to her back again. she reaches out for toys (and faces!) and grabs on to things, pulls them to her (mostly to her mouth). she can move backwards in the walker and tries to help feed herself. shes eating many solid foods (funny word since its far from solid), talking up a storm, and pooping around the clock. healthy little chunker. she also has two teeth!



oh hi friends!
baby gear love
the walker, the bouncer, the high chair, the humidifier... this is a silly category as i feel like all things for babies are helpful in some way (maybe not a bottle warmer or wipes warmer, we never had those things and i think they sound like a waste). her big thighs barely fit in the bumbo seat any more and i feel like i didnt use it nearly as much as with henry (maybe because shes much smaller than he was and i just carry her around a lot more?). she likes sitting in the high chair even when she isnt eating and can just play with the toys on her tray. shes very happy in the bouncer and loves working on her jumps. most of the time she spends in the walker she spends pooping, so if/when we hear her farting we usually put her in the walker so that she will poop. babies are weird. were solely using dr. browns bottles (with henry we used tommee tippie). we have a few avent bottles but the milk comes out of the nipples too fast for her still.





outings
now that she has her flu shot we will go to all the places! not likely. but at least shes a bit more protected now. big trip is coming up next month when we will head to illinois to see all of my family.

diapers
size 3 target brand (and a few huggies that my friend from work gave us).

diet
kid loves to eat, no surprise. 6oz bottles in the morning plus a veggie, then fruits and veggies plus 2-4oz bottles during the day. so far we have tried: sweet potatoes, pears, carrots, bananas, avocado, peaches, pumpkin, peas, and apples. she did not like avocado at all, and we havent forced it. she didnt like peas either but i added them to pears and she gobbles them down. sounds gross to me but whatever works. she needs more green, she literally is turning orange.






no thank you to peas

likes
food, talking and blowing raspberries when she has food in her mouth, duke & chips, bathtime, pooping, henry moving her around in the walker, car rides, watching videos with papa







dislikes
being sick, the booger sucker, getting her clothes changed, walks in the stroller

maybe once it gets a little warmer

also a no to avocado, thanks for trying








it seriously blows my mind that 6 months have gone by since you arrived! i am sure the next 6 months will go by just as fast, if not faster. you are learning something new every day and the love between you and your big brother is amazing to watch. we love you so much, ellie bear (ellie bugs, elles, stinker, pumpkin, etc etc etc). xoxo.

Friday, February 22, 2019

eleanor: five months!








omg so teeny tiny

weight
from my ever so accurate weighing system, she is maybe 14.6lbs

health
knock on wood, one more month until she can get her flu shot. for this health conscious mom, its been a constant worry. and after we get it were getting on a plane! and going swimming! and going and seeing all the friends and going to all the places! (probably not since i tend to be a lame introvert. but maybe we will try. there are a few people and places i would like to see/go)

clothes
i shouldnt be surprised that i had to pack up all of the 3 month clothes (sad, sad, cue all the tears)... i mean, she is 5 months! haha. why oh why cant they stay little for longer? shouldnt we just have another one? jk. maybe. but she was just so little for so long i was definitely just in denial that she would ever get big. she is now rocking the 6 month clothes and i need to start shopping for 9 month clothes since we had an overload of newborn to 6 months and now we have literally nothing after that! good thing i love shopping! (and for grandmas!)


i might have clothes that fit now but someone needs to hire me a new stylist!


sleep
this little girl is a pro at sleeping, minus during the day. well, some days she likes sleeping, but for the most part she will sleep 11 to 12 hours overnight (seriously), wake up and have a bottle and some food, play for a little bit then go back down for a nap. this is usually her longest nap (the first one in the morning). then she is up for about 3 hours then down again, although that nap has been short recently (45 minutes to an hour). she will take another short nap in the late afternoon, eat, play, then head to bed around 630pm or 7pm. rough life.


you want me to sleep?


nah.


also, nope.

crying
there have been a few instances of crying this past month, for reasons unknown. well, one time she wailed because i bit her. yes, you read that right. i bit her. on accident. long story short she quickly stuck her teeny tiny pinky finger in my mouth when we were laughing and playing and i didnt know and was talking to her and chomped right down. worst mom ever. we both cried actually. shes already forgotten about it but i never will.

milestones
definitely more verbal and laughing a lot! she has found her feet, rolls over and over, reaches and grabs for things. this is a fun age of discovery and you can just see her little brain working.

baby gear love
her jumper seat! she loves to jump (not sure if i can add a video into here but ill try!). we still put her on the piano mat now and then but since she is rolling she doesnt stay on her back long or stay occupied with that. she fits in the walker seat (her feet dont yet touch the floor so its still stationary) but we have coined that the "poop seat" because every time we put her in there she poops... and its a mess! all up her back. and one time she had a puddle under her. its so ridiculous.


little help here guys?


probably pooping




outings
still limited to the outings that we have to go on, appointments and target/hannaford (necessary, of course).

getting some fresh air and picking up brother from the bus


diapers
still in target brand size 2, definitely has outgrown the huggies size 2. we will be starting size 3 soon, especially at night to start.

diet
this past month we started on some basic foods- sweet potatoes, pears, bananas, and carrots. so far she has done very well and has enjoyed all of them. up next, avocado! daddy tried to feed her peas when mommy was at work... i had left a note saying there were sweet potatoes and pears in the fridge. he sent me a picture of the peas and said "wish me luck!" i didnt get the text for about a half hour and called when i saw it, basically saying wtf are you doing?! (she shouldnt have peas until 6 months). apparently she spit them out anyway and refused to eat them. good girl ;)

i can help you with that


im ready. more please.


i do believe my fingers are equally as tasty



yummmm

likes
she especially loves shoving her hands in her mouth while she has food in there, then smearing it all through her eyes and hair. its a good thing she loves her baths too! she continues to be the most happiest baby on the planet. loves everything her brother does (and laughs at his silly dance moves).


dislikes
taking the bottle away when she isnt done to try to burp her. dont mess with this girls food!





go duke!






woo hoo superbowl champs!







happy 5 months, ellie bugs!