Sunday, October 21, 2012

October 21, 2012

Ella is definitely going to be a big talker!  She's constantly trying to make new noises and has a very sinister laugh when she gets things she shouldn't have!  Her personality is coming out more and more everyday.  She giggles all the time now, and likes to throw a fit or two when she doesn't get what she wants, ie the remote, computer, or dog food!  haha  She's finally signing milk and she also signed fish.  I keep working on it with her, and hopefully we will get some more signs soon.  Can't wait for this weekend, so we can dress her up like a little garden gnome and go trick or treating for the first time!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October 10, 2012

It has been one busy month!  Josh and I took a week long vacation to Greece in September and Ella spent the week with Grandma and Grandpa Saubers.  They all had a wonderful time other than Ella getting Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease and breaking out head to toe in a rash.  After finally getting better she got an ear infection and bronchitis.  It's been a long couple of weeks for our poor baby and can't wait for her to get fully healthy again!

Ella had her 9 month doctor visit yesterday and is now 20 lbs, 11oz (90%) and 28 3/4 inches (85%).  She's a healthy girl!  She has two teeth on the bottom and the doctor said 4 more are starting to come through.  She is now able to eat all three stages of baby food and we can start her on table food too.  We tried giving her a piece of cooked carrot last night and she couldnt' figure out how to chew it.  So after playing with it in her mouth for like 15 minutes she spit it out haha.  We will start working on that going forward. 

Ella is now saying Mama and Dada from time to time, has learned to give high fives, and wave.  She's walking great with her walker and if we are holding her hands, but hasn't really tried standing on her own yet.  She's getting there, and fast!