Just wanted to share this adorable video we took on Father’s Day, our little talker in action. (Please excuse the dorky content of Brad & I):
Our pediatrician told us that if Ella was doing okay with cereal then we could start introducing veggies into the cereal, 1 a week. Well, this week we mashed up some Yams and added in and this girl LOVES them! Here is my photographic evidence. =)
So a fellow blogger; Meredith over at La Buena Vida had this great idea for those of us who have recently had babies and aren’t quite “over joyed” with our bodies. I know I don’t have as many pictures as I would like with Ella and I, so her challenge is starting tomorrow every Friday until September 1st to post a picture of ourselves in our blogs. I’m in, this will give me a chance to get the pictures of myself and Ella that I know I’m going to love years down the road, whether I love my body or not in the pictures, I’ll have them for the memories.
Here are some of my favorite pictures with the new camera (Sorry, some might be blog repeats!):
Sunday was Brads first Father’s Day. Ella let us sleep until about 7:30 and then she was ready to play! So, Daddy got up and he got a card from the dogs, a card from Me, and a card from Ella. For his gift we printed out every photo that we have taken of Ella and we’re getting him some photo albums. This ended up being about a thousand photos!
We got ready and took Brad out for breakfast; the place was PACKED but one of the perks of living in a small town is that you know everyone. So, the owner sent us upstairs to sit at a table with another family. We didn’t hear who they said it was so we were pleasantly surprised to get upstairs and see that it’s our friends who live just around the corner from us, their son is 1 day younger then Ella.
After breakfast, we all came home and were lazy until we took Brad out for Dinner. All in all, a very good way to spend Father’s Day.
Here are some pictures from the morning:
Wow, 3 posts in 1 day, I’m on a roll!
So, when Tuesday came around and Ella did excellent at work and didn’t seem too fussy over shots, I thought we were in the clear, boy was I wrong. Wednesday morning not 15 minutes after we got to work she pooped, hang out upstairs with the guys for a minute while she finishes pooping and I feel something warm and wet on the hand under her butt, blow out. Not just any blow out, down both legs, up her back (explain that one since she was sitting up?!), the onesie and pants were covered, but hardly anything in the diaper (explain that one, too!). Thankfully this was the last day of disposeable diapers that we had (had to buy some back home for traveling, of course the smallest pack they sell is $10 and 36 un-needed diapers!). Anyway, I immediately take her downstairs to change her, and this mother of the year only has a onesie in the diaper bag, no pants, so the poor kid has to run around pantless all day.
Then, the fussing started. Poor Ella was feeling the shots she kept grabbing at her little thighs and just wimpering which would then turn into sobbing, and then full out tears and screams. Heartbreaking! The only thing that would pacify her was nursing, she wanted to eat all. day. long! She didn’t want to sleep, but would fall asleep nursing only to wake up the second I put her down. She would then get fussy again about 10 minutes after “waking up” and would want to eat again about 30 minutes after she had finished eating! Talk about an exhausting day, let alone while trying to get work done too. At about 11 am (we get to work at 6:30 so this is 4 1/2 hours already) I felt so bad for her just grabbing her little thighs so I gave her some Tylenol in hopes that 1.) It would help the pain in her thighs, and 2.) that it would help her sleep a little.
Well, she stopped grabbing at her thighs after that but didn’t take her first real nap of the day until almost 2! Then she only slept for about 45 minutes! The only time she actually seemed satisfied with anything was when we got home and went for a walk with her in the carrier. My poor baby, she did not tolerate the pain well this time it seems. She’s getting better but now she has a cold, which she also got after her first round of shots, and so she’s pretty fussy since she cannot breathe that well.
Wednesday night Ella was out by 8 and I was asleep by 8:30, nursing constantly will take it out of you! Now, to make it up to those of you who made it through my post about poop and screaming, here are some Ella pictures from happier times. =)
Well, we decided to start her on the cereal and she likes it so far. It’s a little messy but she likes it better every night. The first night she tolerated a few spoonfuls but was wanting to push it back out with her tongue, the 2nd night we didn’t heat the breast milk enough so she just wasn’t having it, the 3rd night I decided to pump and immediately mix it with the rice cereal so it would be the temperature that she was used to, Bingo! I pumped an ounce and a quarter and then mixed it with the cereal and she ate almost all of it, she loved it! Ella would even grab at the spoon and pull it to her mouth. Then last night was not so great, Brad had to work late so I was on my own. Ella was fussy because we didn’t leave work until later then normal and then we had to stop by the store to get something for dinner. So there I was trying to entertain a fussy baby while pumping. That for me = Big Fat Fail! I pumped an ounce and a quarter again but I mixed it with too much cereal so therefore it was thicker then the night before and she didn’t want to wait. So as I’m feeding her slightly too thick for her liking cereal she kept making these horrible retching sounds, would laugh, and then proceed to eat the cereal. But, she got tired fast and just wanted to nurse.