Ella Jane: 18 Months

Ella Jane: 18 Months

How in the world we are already at 18 months I’ll never know. This little girl, you guys. She has exploded in personality over the last 6 months and she just brings the biggest smile to my face every day… you know, when she isn’t throwing a fit over me taking a ball away. ELLA AT EIGHTEEN MONTHS: Weight: We had to take her to the doctor the other week (more on that in a few) and girlfriend is 26 pounds. No wonder my arms are tired! Length: Not a clue. I should try to measure her. Maybe. As she’s…

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The Best Baby Yogurt the Easy Way

The Best Baby Yogurt the Easy Way

  If you’ve been reading here for a while, you probably know a few things about me and my parenting style. There are two things I always, always believe in. Giving my kids the best I can. Doing #1 without making things harder on myself. I think they’re pretty self-explanatory. As moms, we always want to give our kids the best, but all too often, it comes at our own expense. I learned that the hard way with my first baby. I thought I had to do it all – breastfeed, cloth diaper, and make my own food. You guys,…

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How to Throw a Last-Minute Birthday Party

How to Throw a Last-Minute Birthday Party

The last few weeks of our lives have been a whirlwind. I left one job, started another, attempted and failed the Whole 30, and my baby turned one. After thinking about Ella’s first birthday for months and debating lots of different scenarios – renting a room, going to a festival, having family only, doing it a relative’s house – we ended up just doing a celebration at home. And it was perfect. Despite all my worries that we didn’t enough space, my house wasn’t clean enough, or that our girls wouldn’t behave – it was the exact opposite. Everyone seemed to…

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Ella: Twelve Months – ONE

Ella: Twelve Months – ONE

Today our littlest love turns one. It’s been one of the fastest years of my life, and I’ve loved every single minute of watching her grow. Time for one last monthly update on our girl before I start spacing them out! Ella at twelve months: Weight: She’s definitely over 20 pounds – girlfriend has packed on the pounds lately. We’ll find out the official number at her checkup later in the month. Length: No idea – we’ll find out later in the month! Her hair is still light brown, and her eyes are usually blue with hints of grey and even…

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Ella: Eleven Months

Ella: Eleven Months

Ella is ELEVEN months old and her first birthday is only a month away! Another big month and before we know it, she’ll be one. Now for her eleven month update! Ella at eleven months: Weight: We did the classic step on the scale with her, step on the scale without her thing and she’s around 20 pounds. Length: No idea – we’ll find out next month! Her hair is still a light brown. Lately I’ve noticed her eyes changing color a bit – sometimes they are blue, sometimes more grey, and sometimes a bit hazel. We’ve mostly moved to 18 month…

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Ella: Ten Months

Ella: Ten Months

TEN months. Somehow Ella is TEN months old and I can’t believe it. It seems impossible that her birthday is approaching so fast, but I so love watching her grow. Here’s her ten month update! Ella at ten months: Weight: No doctor’s appointment until 1 year, but at 9 months she was nearly 19 pounds and I’m pretty sure she’s about 20 pounds now. Length: No idea. I don’t think she’s quite as tall as Abbie was at this age, but her clothes are getting snug so she’s definitely getting taller! Her hair is still a light brown and her eyes…

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Apple Banana Cookies with Gerber Cereal

Apple Banana Cookies with Gerber Cereal

We’re now a few months into introducing Ella to solids, and I have to say – it has been so much fun to watch her eat new foods and learn about textures. It’s also fun because unlike her big sister, this kid just loves to eat – she will eat anything and everything. I have yet to find a food she won’t eat. She’ll eat purees, but she definitely prefers to do it all herself.

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Ella: Nine Months

Ella: Nine Months

Nine months with our Ella girl, and it was her busiest month yet. Crazy how fast these months are flying by – here’s her update! Ella at nine months: Weight: Her doctor’s appointment is next week and I’ll update then, but I’m sure she is closing in on 20 pounds. Girlfriend is getting big! Length: No clue – we’ll find out next week! Every day I look at her and think she looks a little bit more like Chris. Her eye shape is 100% his, and so many of her other features are too. Her hair is a very light brown…

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Ella: Eight Months

Ella: Eight Months

Eight months with our Ella! Our girl had a busy month, so let’s get to her update! Ella at eight months: Weight: I am so curious to see what she weighs next month because I swear she is packing on the weight. We’ll find out next month! Length: Not a clue, and it’s not like she would let me measure! Starting to look more like her daddy every day – the most in the shape of her eyes. Her hair is starting to get really long in the front and on the sides – growing over her ears already! I officially…

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Ella: Seven Months

Ella: Seven Months

It’s the third of the month, so that means it’s time for an Ella update! Ella at seven months: Weight: I seriously think this kid is nearly 20 pounds – she is packing on the weight and I love it. Carrying her is more and more of a workout every day! Length: No clue, but she was 27 inches at the doctor last month! Still blue eyed with light brown hair. Her eyes and smile are definitely just like her daddy’s. Girlfriend is in all 9 and 12 month clothes, and I don’t know that the 9 month ones will last…

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