Wednesday, July 27, 2011

18 Months Big

Ella is 18 Months old today!!!
She is so much fun and exhausting every single day. I am struggling more and more each day chasing after her and bending over the tub and crib as my belly grows bigger.
Activities: Swims almost everyday with friends
plays babies and can't really function without one by her side
Loves to read 1,000 books a day
colors, finger paints and watercolors
Loves dads old transformers
Dances to my old preschool CD each day while I teach her all the moves
Says: Mama and papa and baby
cow, horse, pig, duck, bee
counts to three
knows 7 alphabet letter sounds
most body parts
tons of animal sounds

We recently took ella to be evaluated by a specialist because of her poor weight gain since birth.
He has her on an even stricter diet then I had her on. She isn't loving the eggs and 4 pediasures a day but we hope to see improvements soon. 4 Pediasures is 1,000 calories a day (not to mention $9 a day too) So we really hope it makes a difference. No more fruits for snacks just straight peanut butter on a spoon instead for this skinny Minnie! The peanut butter is great because it makes her thirsty for..........PEDIASURE!!!!!
33in. 19 pounds
Sleep: Naps 9:30-11 and 2-3
Night is 8-7:45
She recently got a new blow up boat for the pool and porch.....It hasn't really left the living room in days. She had other (cooler) plans for it
A couple videos

#1: Ella can't have her drink till after dinner or she will get too full. She really looks forward to her drink. She performs many science experiments every night.

#2: Just a typically evening on the porch when its not so hot outside. She sits in her little pool and plays which explains the ridiculous diaper sag. It is not due to me not changing er for days.

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  1. Oh my gosh, I almost gagged when she started to drink her milk creation. Seriously, it would have made you laugh :) Can't believe she is gettin so big... and messy in the kitchen!

  2. What a cutie! I'm sure she'll get the hang of the whole growing thing soon! How about a pic of you and your cute preggo belly? :)

  3. Hahahahahaha! Oh Ella James, you crack Auntie Ashley up! :D Love you SO much and so glad your mommy posts pics & videos of you! Love you SO very much! (Thanks Jos! Reading this blog makes my day!)