Ellie seemed to have a fine time on her birthday with just us, but we couldn’t celebrate turning one without a real party. We hosted a small gathering at our house on Sunday afternoon, which gave the girl plenty of opportunity to bounce around, charm everyone, and revel in adorableness. We did attempt a cake … Continue reading Birthday Party!
Ellie’s first birthday was mostly quiet. In addition to celebrating the day for the girl, Kim and I wondered aloud, often, how a year could have passed so quickly. I found myself thinking things like, “This time last year we were calling our parents to tell them they had a new baby granddaughter” or “Kim, … Continue reading Birthday and One-Year Checkup
When Ellie started standing on her own, my father said she’d be walking by Christmas. Ha ha, enthusiastic grandfather. Well, it’s Christmas day, and Ellie took her first two steps last night and was doing more walking today. I managed to capture some of it on video. Continue reading Walking, the Video
We knew this was coming, but didn’t expect it on Christmas eve: Ellie just took her first (two!) steps! Kim and I are very proud and also apprehensive: we know things get more difficult now. 🙂 Continue reading First Steps!
Okay, I’m just going to say it: I never thought a human being, especially a tiny human being, could produce such an awful odor. This isn’t your regular poopy-diaper smell, mind you. Kim and Ellie both came down with a stomach bug late last week, which completely knocked Kim out for two days and made … Continue reading Hazmat
Today was Ellie’s nine month checkup, and we’re pleased to report that we have a happy, healthy baby! She’s still tall and narrow: 29.13 inches (92nd percentile) and 19 pounds 3 ounces (54th percentile). Her noggin is 44.3 cm around (58th percentile). Basically, she’s growing well. Ellie also got a flu shot (along with her … Continue reading 9 Month Checkup
It wasn’t easy (as you can tell by the upside-down baby), but we captured a photo of Ellie’s first teeth, which are just breaking through. I think she’s the last baby in our PEPS group to get teeth; I’m sure this is old news to all the other parents! Continue reading First Teeth (Photo)