Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What I Do All Morning

Ellie wasn't a great sleeper at the beginning.  We had our fair share of hourly wake-ups and far too many parties at two, three, four, five, and six o'clock in the morning.  BUT, she's doing soooo much better these days.  My secrets?

  • We did the cry it out thing for a couple of days.  I got into the bad habit of nursing her to sleep and that had to stop.  And now, she uses her pacifier.  Win-win, if you ask me.  She loves the thing now.  Hooray.
  • I feed her a TON between 6:00 and when she goes to bed (anywhere between 8:30 and 10:00).  Apparently if she has a bazillion ounces of milk before she sleeps she doesn't get so hungry in the middle of the night.
  • Scott gets up early in the morning to go to work or the gym.  Once that happens, Ellie gets in bed with me.  That way, the second she stirs, I pop that pacifier in her mouth and I get to sleep for another hour.
For the past week or so, Ellie and I have slept in until at least ten o'clock (except for Sunday).   It has been ridiculous.  I'm finally back to enjoying the nine hours of sleep I need each night!  Plus, it's the only time she'll even consider cuddling with me.

This morning, Ellie started to stir around 9:30 so I gave her that beloved pacifier and she fell right back to sleep.  I got up and heated my leftovers from dinner last night, got my computer, and watched reruns of Gilmore Girls while blog-stalking in bed next to my sleeping baby for a half hour.

Perfect morning?  Yessiree.

(Awful picture, I know.  It was still dark in my room and I took it with my phone.  But she's so cute when she sleeps.)

(Here she is after she woke up.  She's so much fun in the mornings.)

Monday, June 21, 2010

What Used to be Sleeping

Ellie is really, really good at rolling from her back to her belly...but not so good the other way around.

Unfortunately, she has started rolling in her sleep and getting stuck.

Hopefully she gets better at the belly to back roll soon.  Getting her to sleep (and stay asleep) is getting interesting.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Avocado Mustache

Friday, June 11, 2010

Finance Lessons by Ellie

Silver Rattle: $31
Sophie the Giraffe: $22

Having more fun with the underside of the car seat: PRICELESS
I just wish we had a picture of her licking it.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pool Time!

Ellie and I decided last minute to go to St. George with my mom for a few days.  Ellie made it into the pool for the first time.  She loves the tub, but didn't seem to care about the pool.  (But we went again yesterday and smiled the whole time).

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I Love These Two

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rice Cereal

At Ellie's checkup last month, the doctor said we could start her on some solids now. Ellie wasn't too sure about it...

Ha ha.  She hated it!  I kept trying thinking she'd get used to it.  She just kept looking at us like, "Why are you doing this to me?  I'm a good kid!"

I even tried bananas thinking that might be better than cereal.  She was just as disgusted.

We'll try again in a few weeks, baby girl.  You're off the hook for a while.

(Although, I will confess that last week she was tired and starting to fuss so I put a tiny bit of Nielsen's Frozen Custard on her pacifier.  She LOVED it.  She's no dummy.)