Sunday, November 20, 2011
This is another update on Ellie, and yes, it includes pictures!
Ellie is a good baby. She has slept through the night, and wakes up about 6 or 7 to eat, and goes to bed about 11 or 12. So 6 to 8 hours of sleep isn't bad. I end up going in and getting Ellie many mornings when Mom isn't fully awake and I'm getting ready for school.
Ellie is getting so big. She is over 10 lbs., maybe over 11. I don't know. She isn't as small as she was.
Ellie is also getting strong. She sleeps on her tummy, so her neck and upper body strength is amazing. She is starting to try to army crawl, but can't find a support for her feet to push off of, so she can only army crawl when one of us gives her our hand to use. She loves to move and is fun to play with. She is also able to hold herself up when I grab her hands and pull her onto her feet. She loves to stand, and I help her walk by holding her up. She has been having fun moving her legs and walking. Evidently it's a reflex to move your legs like that when walking. She's sure enjoying that reflex then. She likes walking on carpet more since she can get a sure footing. But she enjoys walking anywhere. She is so cute.
Finally, we (Laura and I) had a photo shoot of Ellie, and it was using one of the stools so she could sit up and we took the pictures in front of a plain brown wall so it looked like on of the backgrounds of a photo shoot. The lighting wasn't great, but it was fun. She was very cooperative. See for yourself:
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
farther off shots...
Daddy holding his Ellie...
Grandma Cate (a hard one, since in almost all of the pictures, she was talking to Laura when I got the picture, but it was my bad photography's fault...)
Mommy and Ellie... so cute together...
Me and Ellie...
Laura and Ellie...
Brian, sick but trying not to get Ellie sick- we had to get one
picture of him with Ellie...
Miriam's other picture, which is the same 'pose' as Brian's, shows
a really goofy smile...
That's my hand, I had just readjusted her head when Laura shot the picture
Rachel and Ellie... you can tell how much Rachel loves Ellie...
And surprisingly enough, these last 5 pictures were taken at 7 this morning, and it's now 4:50, and she's just being changed out of them!!! What a concept!
Well, these are the recent pictures of baby Ellie.
Yep, she was blessed on 9/11 so Grandpa Cate could participate since they were leaving right after sacrament meeting to go to the airport. So she was blessed, Mom took the sacrament, and then they left. But we were lucky that they got to come at all!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
On another note, I had an ultrasound in May and we're having a little girl! I knew it, but it was nice to have it confirmed. :) We are thinking of naming her Eleanor and calling her Ellie. We could also call her Ella or Nora, or name her something else altogether if she doesn't look like an Eleanor. :) The kids delight in telling me that Ellie is growing (my belly is getting bigger...). I am glad she appears to be healthy and growing and developing normally.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
On a happier note, we are happy to announce that we are looking forward to welcoming another little one in September. We're all excited and I am really hoping for a cool summer! I am feeling better and starting to not be quite so tired. Yeah!! Everything else is going pretty well...we are all healthy, for the moment, the kids are doing well in school and enjoying it most of the time. Miriam is looks forward to joy school (Jeffrey joins in when it's at our house) and everyone is growing so fast! We got out the measuring stick out a few days ago and most of the kids had grown at least a half an inch since Jan. Crazy!! I can no longer see over Becca's head, which was a shock, though I have long since resigned myself that she is going to be taller than me, and soon. We are enjoying the start of spring--daffodils and crocuses and hyacinths, trees blooming, and lots of birds. Oh and the bugs are starting to reappear. I guess it's a small price to pay for some beautiful weather!