Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Trip to the dentist!

E had her second dentist appointment yesterday and she did so good! She was such a big girl waiting in the exam room playing with a blown up cherry flavored glove (thanks Daddy!) when Dr. Blackwelder came in she just sat in my lap and let him clean her teeth and put flouride on them. She was so good and sat still, I think she was trying to figure it all out because she is constantly on the move! 

In the end we got the ok to floss her front teeth! He told us E has 16 healthy and pretty teeth and she shouldn't cut her 2 year molars for at least 12 months, yay for a teething break!! 

It's so crazy to think that just 6 months ago, E only had 7 teeth at her first dental appointment! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

It's been a while..

Sorry blogging world that I've been mia. Lots of changes have happened in 2 months. Work has been pure chaos and I have been assigned to a new doctor so I'm pretty nervous about that. I've been thinking about life and some changes I wouldn't mind making. I'm thinking about going back to school for occupational therapy, definitely different from nursing. 

E has changed so much in 2 months she now has 11 teeth! She repeats almost everything you say, even if you accidentally say "shit" oops! My sweet girl is so smart she's knows all her body parts, knows the difference between yes and no, can put up her fingers when you say one. E is a little monkey and climbs on everything! Somehow she managed to climb ontop of her high chair and get into my cabinet with a coffee mug in each hand. I do believe I'm going to have my hands full! 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

One year of blogging already?!

What?! I just realized I've been in the blogging world for over a year! I really have enjoyed blogging about my adventures as a new mom even though I've been slacking lately. 

E is growing like a weed! She is now climbing on everything she can reach. I found her on top of the tv stand the other day pointing to Mickey Mouse, and today I hear my keys fall and guess who's ontop of the dining room table? Yep, E! She's a monkey just like her daddy :) 

E will be 14 months old tomorrow but it feels like just yesterday I was bringing her home. This year has gone by so incredibly fast, slow down please! 

So a few fun facts about Ellie at 14 months old (almost, in 1 hour!) 
• Baby girl LOVES bananas! Like I have to hide in the closet to eat mine unless I only want one bite of it. And you better not say the B word unless you have one on hand to give her! 
• She has 8 teeth - but I think the molars are getting ready to cut :( 
• Her favorite book is "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?" I'm telling you, I think we all have it memorized we read it so much! 
• She's wearing size 4-5 shoes and is in 12-18 months 
• She loves to be in water and swing and play at the park
• Loves, loves, loves to listen to daddy's music and dance! 
• Her favorite shows right now are Doc McStuffins and Mickey Mouse clubhouse 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

First birthday?!

Yesterday was baby girls first birthday, where did the year go?! I can't believe I officially have a toddler!! I was actually pretty proud of myself, I didn't even cry ;)

We woke her up for a birthday breakfast of cinnamon rolls which she loved.
She got to spend the whole day with daddy and run errands while I worked. After I got off work, we went to my MIL for a cupcake celebration. Let me just tell you, my child was not so sure about the icing. She would touch it and start shaking her fingers, it was priceless. I would say she had a pretty good day :) 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Mr. Sandman, where are you?

I really wish I could sleep tonight since I have a long day at work tomorrow but I can't, to many things on my mind. I just keep thinking that my baby is going to be one on Tuesday, that's two days from now...2!!! My baby isn't going to be a baby anymore, she will be considered a toddler on Tuesday! I think I'm probably taking this a lot harder than I should and people probably think I'm crazy, but I can't help it! 

Then I keep thinking about her party, I want it to be perfect! I know she won't remember it but this is a BIG birthday, it's celebrating her very first year of birth so I want it to be special. Even if it doesn't turn out perfect, I have to remeber we will be surrounded by our family and friends who love and adore our sweet E, that's all the matters. But there is still lots of things left to do and so little time! 

This seems appropriate right about now! 

Goodnight moon, off to bed I go. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

11 months, oh my!

I know I'm a little late posting but E has been keeping us very busy! She's definitely on the go now :) 

Ok let's see where to start...we had our first family vacation planned for Port Aransas beach for several months and the week before we were leaving E started running a low grade temp. Being in the medical field, you try and diagnose every symptom or try to avoid the clinics and treat at home. Well I'm guilty of that. I gave E Tylenol that Thursday night and watched her all night. I started thinking about other little things I had noticed like her gagging after taking a bottle or trying to clear her throat, coughing here and there. Friday morning I checked her temp, no fever so I went to work. A few hours later Z called and said she had a low grade again so I came home. I finally decided to take her in to make sure it wasn't anything and if it was we could get her better by next Thursday. My poor girl ended up having strep throat! :( she was put on antibiotics and we were ready to feel better. She was definitely a trooper not once did she act like she felt bad! Well a few days later a rash appeared, long story short, we thought it was scarlatina but ended up she's allergic to amoxicillin. We got her meds changed and we were counting down the days till we left.  

We had these images of E running and playing in the water and having to chase her at the beach, Well that's not exactly how it went. Don't get me wrong she enjoyed the beach but she loved the sand the most. Which was fine because she helped daddy make a mermaid and she even had her own little sand pit to play in. 
We had a great time at the beach and it was a nice family vacation :) 

Once we got home and settled we had to start packing again for our camping trip! I think it's safe to say my child is definitely and outdoor baby. She loves everything outside. We only were able to stay Friday night and left Saturday so we didn't have a whole lot of time camping like we wished we could have, big we still had fun. 

After a long 2 weeks, it was so nice sleeping in my own bed and actually getting a good nights sleep! During all of that, E turned 11 months, has officially gone mobile, started whole milk today, and cut 2 more teeth and has a total of 6 now :) my baby girl is growing way to fast!!! In just a few short weeks she will be one!  How is that possible?!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

10 months!

I'm a little late posting but that's ok. Ten months...I can't believe it! So much has changed in a month. E is now taking steps on her own! I think she gets tired of me trying to make her walk because after a few attempts she goes limp until she's on her hands and knees then she takes off in her "sprint-crawl" I call it. She loves to be chased, we could chase her for hours and she wouldn't get tired. She finds it hysterical :) She has also discovered eyes. I found that out the hard way when she poked me in the eye, but I took it as a learning opportunity and told her those were momma's eyes. Now she likes to poke my eyes when I pick her up. E has tried some new food here lately too. We've introduced her to meats and this girl LOVES chicken, like pick it up in hand fulls and shove it in her mouth! We've given her mac n cheese, she wasn't as excited about it as I thought she would be. She's also tried bread this week and think it's safe to say she liked it, she will be getting grilled cheeses now. :) 

E's little personality is starting to show a lot more now too. She's as sweet as can be but she sure does have a little temper. She's very determined I would say. She continually will try something even after you tell her no, for instance playing in the dog food or trying to get in the trash. I think she may even be a little stubborn like me (uh oh sorry babe!) Speaking of my husband, E's vocabulary has increased some and I'm pretty sure she's been calling my husband by his first name! I think it's hilarious but I'm sure he doesn't so we make sure to correct her. She is also doing this whispering thing that sounds like "what's that?" Like if she here's a noise or the phone rings she drops her tone of voice into a whisper and says "what's that?" It is the most adorable thing ever.  

My sweet girl is just growing way to fast and I'm not sure I'm ready for her to be one yet. Planning her birthday party is sad enough but when someone informed me today that she would no longer be considered an infant but a toddler after her first birthday, I thought I was literally going to cry! I just can't believe it.