Monday, December 15, 2014

Ellia is ONE

It truly doesn't seem possible that you're already one.  It feels like just yesterday we brought your tiny little self home! Your first few months were not by any means easy.  You had a very unhappy tummy which made for an unhappy Ellia (who can blame you, tummy aches stink!)  You've since grown into the sweetest little lady & it's been such a pleasure to watch you get to this point!  You are such a happy & loving little girl; You never fail to brighten a day :)

You say mama, dada, baba and constantly speak the cutest gibberish!  I'm 90% you and Beckett have your own language... You gibber gabber back and forth & I would give just about anything to know what you're saying!  

Speaking of your brother, he is without a doubt your favorite person in the entire world!  I always hoped you & Beckett would grow to be the best of friends and as of now, I believe that you are.  If you're fussy, Beckett never hesitates to step up and offer you a toy, paci or sippy cup.  Now this doesn't mean you don't have your differences.  If you happen to get your hands on one of his puzzles, trains, cars, or his tiger, he lays down the law... and vice versa when he gets his hands on your owl or dolly :)

You also love independent exploring, playing with your stuffed animals, bath time, eating on your own, eating your headbands, and getting daddy's attention the second he walks in the door :)

You are such an angel, Ellia, and we are so blessed to call you ours!  We love you more than you could ever fathom and cannot wait to watch you grow into the beautiful girl you're destined to be!

Weight: 18 lbs

Height: 28" ish

Clothing size: 6-12 months, but I'm starting to mix in 12-18 month tops

Diaper size: 3's

You were never a HUGE fan of your bottle, so replacing it with a sippy cup has been an easy feat :)  
You drink your milk and have breakfast when you get up between 7:30-8ish (you're a big fan of turkey bacon and sausage.  you also love cheerios, berry fruitful cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit and oatmeal)
10:00 snack and then nap
noon Lunch (you LOVE turkey & provolone sandwiches just like your brother)
2-2:30 snack & then nap
4 another little power snack
6:30 dinner and milk  (you eat whatever we eat.  you're a huge fan of spaghetti and meatballs and since thats one of the 5 things I know how to make, we eat it often

You have popped 4 top teeth over the last two months!  You're a trooper! (you now have 6 teeth!)
You're sleeping through the night on nights your not teething... which is a huge deal for mommy :)
You can stand up on your own!
You walk with your walker now!
You can crawl up the stairs light speed fast.
Dancing & waving!
You say mama, dada and lots of other gibberish I'm not sure how to decode yet...

-Your brother!  You two are so darn cute together!

-You also love chasing the cats and dogs... and since you're crawling faster now it's turned into a 'catch me if you can' kind of game.
-You got a pink cell phone from great grandma and you're mildly obsessed with it.  Kind of frightening for daddy and I.

Diaper changes... & teething.  We're about to pop a top tooth and let me tell you, when Ellia ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.  

Boo at the zoo!
Daddy and I went on our first 4 day vacation without you and B... While it's not much of an adventure, it was something new for you.  Grandma Jojo said you handled it like a champ:)
And I'm sure there are many exciting trips out to dinner I'm not recollecting.

Mommy and Daddy could not get through the month without: Naptime, paci, baby gates & other random baby proofing products (unlike your brother, you're literally into EVERYTHING).

We love you Ellie Bell!  Here's to a wonderful 2nd year! 


  1. the sweetest!! I love seeing the two of them together!

  2. Wow – I love the pictures! Sooooo cute! I want her bow hahah. She looks like a princess :)
    Also the design of your whole blog is really pretty, girl! ♡
    I’m following you via gfc & look forward for your next post. You’re great – keep going! ♡ ♡