Monday, March 17, 2014

Life with Ella {week 6}

I realize I say this every week, but I can't believe Ella is already 6 weeks! I could be going back to work today...I can't even imagine! There's no way! 

I do get to work out today, though! Yay!!! I'm so excited to RUN! (Who says that?!?!

{Ella is also excited! She's a great little cheerleader :)}

It's such a yucky day here...but let's flash back to last week.

It was gorgeous last Monday, so I met my friend Amanda at the park. 

Her little boy, Rhys, and Ella had a little date. Ella was asleep for the whole thing, but she did look pretty cute in her sunglasses!!

We took a whole bunch of walks last week in the nice was even too hot for clothes on Tuesday! 

We also bought her a new pair of (slightly smaller) sunglasses. Because a 6 week old clearly needs several pairs. 

This week, Ella officially outgrew her newborn clothes and newborn diapers! I may or may not have shed a tear or two.

Here she is in her very last newborn diaper!!! TEAR! The good news is that we were given several packs of size 1 diapers, so now we don't have to trek off to Target every few days for more diapers (although, now I will need a new excuse to go to Target, but I don't think that will be difficult)!

We also made several trips to the Apple store... (Tuesday: to buy my new computer; Wednesday: to take my old laptop in so they could transfer my files; Thursday: to pick everything up!!)

Ella was NOT impressed with the Apple store, haha.

On Friday, I was greeted with a sweet surprise!

That's right...Ella smiled at me for the first time!! I had to quick put her "First Smile" sticker took me 35 minutes to get this:

Gahhh. That little smile just warms my heart! 

Also on Friday, we had a little lunch date with my friend from work, Caitlin, and her brand new baby Frankie!

They slept while we ate. :)

Ella also had her first trip to Costco on Friday...

{I am NOT a big fan of putting her carseat in the cart...but the stupid boxes at Costco are too big to fit under the stroller!}

Saturday was gorgeous, so Ella chilled outside while her dad and I did some yard work. All of the neighbors kept coming by to see her! 

We also walked up to dinner and ate some yummy sushi!

{ignore my neighbor photo bombing and Trav's awkward expression}

Ella was so chill, and just hung out like this the whole meal...

I think we need to eat out more, when she's so calm like this...while we still can!

Saturday was also bath night and I thought my little dolphin looked so cute...

...until she peed on the towel. At least it wasn't poop this time :)

Side note: This weekend, Ella decided that she does not like to nap. She was WIDE AWAKE pretty much all day Saturday and Sunday. She took a few 2-3 minute cat naps (I timed them, they were all seriously less than 5 minutes long). She did not get too fussy, and she is sleeping great at night. But, anyone have suggestions on how to get my child to nap?! I'm hoping this is just a phase.

Anyway...instead of napping yesterday, we watched basketball....

...and her bf Rhys came over again. He is SO intrigued by Ella, it is hilarious!

Look, they are holding hands!

Now Ella and I are off to make our bracket...
Happy St. Patrick's Day!


  1. Awww.. love this post. I had several like this when Shelby was that age. You'll love looking back at them from time to time as she grows. I can also remember feeling so accomplished just to get out and do 1 thing a day. It does get easier in certain aspects.
    I was like you at 6-weeks, ready to exercise! I couldn't stand it!! Felt sooo good!! So, you're not alone!

  2. Ella just keeps getting cuter! The book "Healthy sleep habits, healthy child" is good for nap/sleep help. Good luck!