Our sweet Ellie girl is 7 months old! She is a joy and a bright spot in our family. Whenever I start to get stressed or frustrated with Kayla and Tyson and their toddler ways, I look at Ellie and she gives a smile that seems to bring immediate peace. I think she's a gift from heaven. She has the sweetest temperament but is still very vocal. She comes alive in the evening and is much more talkative.
She cute her first two teeth right after her 7 month birthday and she didn't seem to be bothered by them at all! I just noticed them one day! She also got to try her first foods after we got home from Dallas. She seemed to be a bit betrayed by it all. Like she's looked forward to eating all along and it didn't live up the hype. :) She didn't like the green beans at all but likes oatmeal mixed with breast milk and sweet peas. That's all she's had so far.
Ellie is rolling over from front to back and back to front but is generally content just to stay in the position she starts off in. She's definitely less interested in getting around that Kayla and Tyson were, which is fine with me! I wouldn't mind if she was a little less determined and active. :)
Ellie loves to smile for the camera! She gets lots of pictures taken of her! She is adored by her brother and sister. Tyson is constantly hugging and kissing her. And Kayla just wants to hold her all the time.
Ellie started saying 'mama' at six months and then just a couple weeks ago, she started saying 'papa'! I tried to teach her dada, but that wasn't sticking so I said papa once and she said it right back to me! She also likes to wave with her little fingers. I'll hold up her arm up and her fingers move up and down in the cutest little wave. I think she genuinely likes bringing joy to people. She lights up when daddy comes home. When we got back from Dallas and he picked her up, she couldn't stop touching his face. And when anyone else held her on our trip, she'd look for me and say, 'mama'. But when we came home, she was so excited to see daddy and didn't seem to care that I was even there at all. I wouldn't have it any other way!
Ellie was the best traveler on our trip. She did amazing on the plane rides and everyone was gushing over her. They coudn't get over how content and sweet she was the whole time! I couldn't have asked for a better little travel buddy!
Ellie loves laying on her back and grabbing her toes. She loves playing with any colorful toy she can get her hands on. She goes right to sleep when we lay her down without being rocked to sleep. We did have to purchase something to help us transition from a swaddled sleep. She now sleeps with one arm out but sleeps better all tucked in.
In Ellie's young life, she's attended a funeral, a wedding, flown on a plane, traveled across the country to Texas, stayed in hotels, a cabin, the condo, and had countless adventures outside to beaches, lakes, mountains, pools, etc. I think she's in for a life full of adventure and no doubt she be as happy as can be through it all.
We love our little Ellie belly! We hope she always knows how adored she is by all around her!