Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ella Grace {Two Months}

{Yep, another update this week!}

Dear Ella,

Didn't I just write one of these?! This month has yet again gone by way too fast and brought about so many changes!

Height: 22.75 inches (52 %ile)
Weight: 10 pounds, 12 ounces (26 %ile)
Head circumference: 15.5 inches (76 %ile)

Clothes: You finally outgrew your newborn diapers and most of your newborn can still fit into some newborn size onesies, though! You are wearing size 1 diapers and fitting very comfortably into all of your 0-3 month clothes, and even a few 3-6 month outfits (although I'm not rushing)!!!

Nicknames: Elle, Elle Belle, Ella Bella, peanut, sweet girl, stinky/stinky head, little bean, Ella Bean, love bug

: You smiled for the first time this month, and every time Daddy or I can get you to smile, it melts our hearts! Such a sweet smile you have! You have also started babbling and cooing this month, and it's pretty much the cutest thing ever. You are gaining a lot more strength in your neck and you are able to move your head around more in every direction. I thought you were pretty alert last monht, but that was nothing compared to how alert you are now! You are also able to track objects pretty well with your eyes, and you respond well to familiar (mine and your dad's) voices. 

Sleep: You are a champ sleeper at night!!! You normally sleep 11:00-6:00 or 7:00 no problem, and then go back to sleep after you nurse until 10 am! During the day, you do not want to miss any action, so napping has been a bit challenging. You usually take a cat nap around noon while I am running on the treadmill, and then another cat nap around 2ish. You usually take your longest nap around 4:30 but if there is too much going on around you (if we are out and about), you won't sleep! This makes for a very cranky evening. You are still sleeping in the Rock n Play in our room (I knowwwww) but we have attempted a nap in your crib....I'm not convinced you slept very much. We will keep "practicing" a bit more before we move you to the crib at night...I'm just not ready yet!! 

Best Moment: Your first smile!! Or anytime you smile at me for that matter!!

Worst Moment: This would definitely have to be the 2 (yes, two) times you got poop on your rug (that I had such agony about buying, but that's neither here nor there)! 
{Anyone have a fool-proof way of getting poop out of carpet? I've already tried Woolite carpet cleaner and white vinegar.}

Likes: Wubbanubs/pacifiers, being outside in the sunshine, bath time and going under the "waterfall," snuggling with mom and dad, being in the Mamaroo, carrier or car seat. 

Dislikes: The hours of 7:00-9:00 PM (especially if you haven't napped well that day), being hungry.

Health: You are still a picture of perfect health (knock on wood)! A little congestion at times, but nothing the Nose Frida can't fix! 

Eating: You are still nursing every 3 hours or so. Of the few times I've had to give you a bottle, you've eaten 4 ounces at each feeding. I still have yet to feed you any formula. 

This past month you have changed so much, sweet girl! We love seeing you smile and become more attentive to the world around you. You have brought so much joy into our lives and your dad and I are constantly entertained by your smiles, noises and facial expressions! I'm pretty sure you are the most beautiful baby I've ever seen (I'm biased, but I'd think that even if I wasn't your mom) and you just keep getting cuter and cuter every day! We love you so much, Elle Belle!


  1. Love her faces! Her smile is adorable.

  2. She really is a cute baby. Love her smile!
    I've had luck with oxyclean on getting stains off of carpet...just make sure it won't remove color from your carpet first.

  3. Good for you on the nursing! That's a lot of work! She's a cutie!

  4. Try Pet cleaner....I mean that is for pee and poop....Resolve Pet is the best one!