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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Ella: Six Months

Ella: Six Months

And just like that, our little miss Ella is six months old. Half a year. Crazy. Ella at six months: Weight: We have her six month visit on Friday, so we’ll know for sure then, but I know she’s at minimum 15 pounds 6 ounces – that’s what she was at her last sick visit (more about that in a bit) Length: We’ll find out on Friday! Big baby blue and light brown hair. The older she gets, the more I see in Chris’ features in her face – her eyes are all his. Abbie has mine (I get all squinty when…

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Ella: Five Months

Ella: Five Months

Our Miss Ella is 5 months old! I hope you’re ready for an update, because it’s coming your way! Ella at five months: Weight: I think shes a bit over 14 pounds. When we went to the doctor when she was sick, she was 14 pounds, 1 ounce – I think being sick knocked her off her growth curve a bit. Length: No idea, but she’s definitely tall like her sister! Still a blue eyed girl, but her hair is definitely light brown now. My mom is not happy (she wants all her grandkids to have dark hair….) Wearing 3-6 and 6…

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Ella: Four Months

Ella: Four Months

It’s true what they say, that babyhood goes by so fast. Ella has just gotten more and more fun as time has gone on, and is just the happiest little baby. It’s already time for her four-month update! Ella at four months: Weight: We have a doctor’s appointment today, so I’ll fill this in once we go! 14 pounds! Length: We have a doctor’s appointment today, so I’ll fill this in once we go! 26.25 inches! Eyes are still blue and hair is still brown, but definitely lighter brown than when she was born. She’s wearing 3-6 month and 6-month clothes,…

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Breastfeeding, Round Two

Breastfeeding, Round Two

When I found out we were expecting Ella, a lot of things went through my head – from how we would manage two, to what our financial situation would look like and how Abbie would handle things. Becoming a mom for the second time was easier in so many ways, but most of all in one crucial area – breastfeeding my second baby. I breastfed Abbie for as long as I could and as long as it made sense for our family. Our first night in the hospital, Abbie had to go to the nursery due to some health issues…

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Ella: Three Months

Ella: Three Months

Well, here we are at Ella’s three month update! This is one of my favorite ages – she’s getting so much more interactive and really giving us lots of smiles and giggles. I’ve got one week of maternity leave left and I’m going to soak in all her sweetness this week. Here’s an Ella update! Ella at three months: Weight – no doctor’s appointment this month, but I did the old step on the scale without her and then with her trick, and I think she’s about 12 ½ pounds. No idea on length – we’ll know next month! Eyes…

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The Adjustment to Being a Big Sister

The Adjustment to Being a Big Sister

I’ve now gotten to the point in life as a mom of two that it’s hard to remember life with just one. Ella has seamlessly blended into our family, and I’m so grateful the transition has been smooth. A lot of that smooth transition is due to just how well Abbie has adjusted to being a big sister. I have to admit, before Ella was born I was a little bit nervous about how Abbie would do. At nearly four, she had definite personality (and sass for days) and ideas on what she did and didn’t like. She was used to…

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Ella: Two Months

Ella: Two Months

Another month gone by with our littlest miss! This past month has been so much fun with our girls – getting to know Ella more by the day and celebrating her first holiday season. Now as we start the new year, I know my maternity leave is shortening by the minute. Here’s what’s been going on with month two of Ella! Ella at two months: Weight – her doctor’s appointment is tomorrow, but I know for sure she’s over 10 pounds, possibly close to 11 pounds. She’s pretty solid and loves to eat! I think she’s gotten longer, but again,…

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Ella’s Newborn Photos

Ella’s Newborn Photos

It is crazy to me that Ella is 6 weeks old already – time definitely is flying by, just like I expected it would. It’s one of the reasons I believe in investing in professional photos of my family. All too soon, the moments slip away and you forget just how things were in that moment in time.  As usual, we turned to our friends and photographers, Mathy Shoots People, for our photos, and I’m so, so happy with how they turned out. It was so hard to narrow down my favorites. It’s amazing how much bigger Ella is already,…

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Ella: One Month

Ella: One Month

They say time goes faster with second babies, and of course it’s true – today our sweet Ella is one month old! She’s such a sweet baby with her own little quirks and personality – she may look a lot like her sister, but she’s definitely her own person! Ella at one month: Weight to be determined at her doctor’s appointment on Monday, but she’s definitely over 9 pounds, possibly getting close to ten. – Updated after her appointment – she’s 9 pounds, 9 ounces! No idea on length – we’ll wait for Monday’s appointment for that. – Updated after her appointment…

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