Saturday, November 7, 2009

Happy 8 Month (and 7 Since I Forgot) Birthday, Elise!

For the past 6 weeks or so, I kept thinking of things to write in Ellie's 7-month birthday post.  Then we got busy, and I realized that I missed it by a week.  So I figured I'd just do 7 and 8 months together.  So here's what she's up to...
  • Still wearing 3 month clothes, though her pants are getting a bit short and some of the onesies are getting short as well.

    Her cute new jacket from Nana.

  • Just switched to Size 2 diapers this week.  They're still too big (i.e. her clothes have been wet in the mornings when we get her up because of leaks) but work for the most part.  And I always buy the jumbo packs of diapers so I didn't want to open another pack of Size 1.

  • Has discovered that her feet are her new favorite toys, and her big toes are her favorite chew toys.

  • Rolls front to back and back to front.  Many nights she sleeps on her tummy because she rolls over and falls asleep.  At first I tried to move her back to her tummy, but then she would just roll right back over.  Often when she goes from front to back while playing she sort of lightly bonks her head on the floor.  (We have her on a blanket but it's often on top of our hardwood floors.)  We just smile at her when she does it so she doesn't get the idea that bonking your head is a bad thing.   So far so good.

    Post-nap smiles.  Enter napwakeup10302009 to watch.

  • No longer has a wedge under her mattress.  She's always tended to end up lying along the bottom of her crib anyway (aka not raised at all by the wedge).  And now that she's rolling everywhere, she was sometimes ending up with her head below her feet and kind of wedged into the bottom of the crib.  So we figured it was time to lay her flat rather than at an angle.  So far it doesn't seem to be bothering her reflux, and it's fun to go in when she wakes up to discover where she's rolled to.

  • Is still on her reflux medication but is no longer taking her high blood pressure medicine!  Her BP was still slightly higher than that nephrologist normally likes it to be when he takes them off the medication, but he said her was comfortable taking her off and is trying to get her done with visiting him before she gets any more nervous about strangers.  She's been pretty apprehensive about him for the past couple of months, and I guess it's really hard to get a BP reading when babies get scared because they're crying and trying to get away.

  • Is approximately 14 pounds, 3 ounces.  (Or at least she was on Tuesday at the nephrologist's office.)

  • Loves to have company while lying on the floor playing.  If we lie with our faces next to hers, she rolls toward us with huge grins and grabs at our faces, hair and clothes.

  • Enjoys smiling at herself in the mirror.  Sometimes I'll catch her smiling at herself when we walk by, and it's just adorable.

  • Giggles and squeals infectiously.

    Enter gigglesqueal11012009 to watch.

  • Is getting closer to sitting up.  She still wobbles to one side or the other (ultimately doing a face plant), but she can prop herself up on her hands for a few seconds.

  • Was Mary Jane from Spiderman for Halloween.  Complete with red wig.  Coco was going to be Peter Parker but never got into his costume since we went to friends' house for dinner and were too tired to dress him up when we got home.

    Trying on her wig the day before Halloween.

    Uncle Ben and MJ.  Okay, Kit wasn't actually Uncle Ben but his shirt looks like one Uncle Ben might have worn.

    The wig was a bit itchy.

  • Is not a fan of taking a bath without the mesh net to holds here away from the firm baby bath.  I tried giving her a bath without the net the other day.  She cried the whole time and kept wiggling so that she had the bump that is supposed to keep her bum from sliding was up under her back.

  • Went to her first bar on Friday.  My brother had a happy hour party at a family-friendly bar (which was much more like a restaurant than a bar to me but it was called a bar and had darts and a pool table).  Ellie was exhausted but had fun.

    We got this cute picture to show how she looked after having fun (aka her "drunk" face).


Our growing family said...

I can't believe how big she is getting! So fun!

Becca Sue Congdon said...

So much fun! I can't believe she's already been around for 8 months. It's crazy!!

Anonymous said...

Soooooooo precious!! Guess who else liked to suck on her toes as a baby???

Kenny The Wolf said...

Letting her suck on her toes? Mother would be appalled. Haha, that post-bar picture is hilarious though.

Audrey S. J. said...

just discovered your blog at random...Your little girl is adorable! God bless you guys, & hope she is doing well :-)!