Tuesday, July 23, 2013

An Update in Pictures

So I synced my iPhone up to the computer and removed about 1500 pictures!  Let's just say that I'm a bit obsessed with my little princess.  She's growing up so fast and we celebrated her turning 2 months old on Sunday.  Where is the time going?!?

We have her pediatrician appointment on Thursday morning for her 2 month shots!  I'm not really looking forward to this appointment because of the shots, but I'm very interested to see how much she weighs.  I'm guessing around 13 lbs by now.  She's my healthy little eater!

Breastfeeding is still going GREAT!  We were supplementing with some non-dairy formula but stopped that over a week ago.  Ellie is a boob girl and would rather have Mommy's Milk any day!  She gets 2 bottles at her bedtime feedings and we add some rice cereal to help with her reflux.  Other than that I breastfeed all day unless we're out and about and it's easier to use the bottle.  I've learned that if I drink a Gatorade I end up with a crazy amount of milk, so I definitely recommend my other breastfeeding moms try it if they need some extra milk.

We still have some spit up every couple of days but it's nothing terrible.  I can tell when her reflux is bothering her, but it's nothing like it was before.  
Ellie still has a gassy tummy, but I've come to realize that she's just a gassy girl.  I'm watching everything that I eat and she still has an upset tummy.  =(  

Ellie is still a high needs baby and is very particular.  (She's so my child!)  Mommy is very high maintenance and I guess it makes sense that my baby is like me as well.  HeeHee!  She is still super happy in the mornings and lets me eat breakfast and then we play.  We follow a routine each day, but no times are set in stone yet.  Well, we try to bath time at 6:30 each evening.  I thrive on structure, but we're still learning each other.  I'm in no rush, and I let Ellie lead each day.

Each day brings it's own struggles, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.  I am so in love with Elliana.  She has given me so much Joy and I love waking up to her each morning.  She's my precious angel from Heaven and I swear that I love her so much it hurts!

And the pictures..........
I promise to start updating with pictures more often!
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Sunday July 21

Sunday July 21 at Zia's (Aunt Feenie)

Sunday July 21 with Grandaddy/PaPa Joe in celebration of his 84th birthday

Saturday July 20 at Vick Birthday Party

Saturday July 20 at Vick Birthday Party with my bestie Tiff

She adores her Daddy

Saturday July 20 getting ready to visit Granny

Isn't she just adorable?

Smiling at Pops (my Daddy)

HD Supply Baby

It was a long day at the office!

Friday July 19 in her Bumbo seat.  She holds her head up great these days!

Worn out!  She does like getting in some sleep on her tummy.


I'm so in love with her.

I couldn't help myself.  Cuteness overload!

Saturday July 20 with Granny, her great-grandmother.
Ellie is lucky to have 3 great-grandmothers and 3 great-grandfathers all living and in good health!!

With Daddy at the Vick Birthday party.
(It was Ellie's first birthday party to attend!)


3 comments:

  1. Aw! So cute. We're having the same gassy problems. I'm just learning one burp after a feed is nowhere near enough. I'm holding him upright for 40mins+ and getting 3 or 4... Then he doesn't wake during naps and is much happier. Also upping his meds as he puts on weight xx

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  2. You both look so good and happy! It sounds like things are going better. That's so wonderful! :)

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