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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: 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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    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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    A Life Update

    A Life Update

    I don’t even know where to begin this post other than with a giant thank you to everyone that read, commented on, emailed, or otherwise supported me after my last post (including those of you who commented on my Facebook page). I wrote that post in about 20 minutes when all those feelings kind of came to a head and I couldn’t hold them in anymore. I almost didn’t publish it, but Chris read it and insisted I did. So thank you to all of you for understanding what I’m going through and all of your advice. I’m hoping to write…

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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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    To My Second Baby on your First Day of Daycare

    To My Second Baby on your First Day of Daycare

    Today I go back to work. I’m already feeling all the emotions today, no matter how strongly I feel going back to work is the right thing for us. Today is also Ella’s first day of daycare, and if she could understand me, these are the things I’d want her to know.  My sweet Ella –  Today I go back to work. I’ve been preparing for this for weeks, but there’s no real way to prepare you for it. It’s going to be a big change for you, but this is going to be your new normal.  Maternity leave is…

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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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