She is an absolute joy and a very, very happy baby. I am at the tip of the iceburg in discovering just how blessed I am. Now, I am not turning this blog into a "mommy blog," not that there is anything wrong with mommy blogs...it just isn't me. I have a baby book and a calendar to record all of her precious moments, but once a month I'll post an Ella update. (I know my
She is on a schedule! I mean my plan all along has been to incorporate the BabyWise techniques to eventually get her on one, but man it happened way faster than I imagined (HUGE thanks to my dear friends Amy and Taylor for putting up with my insane questions and phone calls and text messages...).
We start our day at 7AM and follow the eat/play/sleep routine every three hours, which means she eats at 10AM, 1PM, 4PM, 7PM, and 10PM. At the last feeding we let her sleep for as long as she wants, which has been pretty consistent between 3-4AM. Yes, I told you I was blessed. That's the only feeding I don't have to wake her for...all of the rest I have to wake that girl up! She likes her sleep ;)
I am exclusively breastfeeding, which has been a breeze honestly. I was super stressed at first because she wasn't eating the recommended 15 minutes on each side, but I let go of all of that when at her 2 week appointment she had not only regained her birth weight, but then some! My girl is just efficient. She finishes a full meal in 15-20 minutes total.
She smiles all the time, mornings are her favorite. She loves to take a bath, so we do one almost every night (but we only use soap once a week or so). Her hair is starting to fall out, so it will be exciting to see if it comes back blonde or dark! Her eyes are still a gray-ish color, we will see how long it takes for them to change! She loves to listen to her daddy play guitar, go on walks, and generally be out and about. Unless it's after 5, then home is best!
Here is Miss Ella, cute as she can be!