Monday, June 22, 2015

Two Months

Weight: She was just under 11 lbs at her last appointment! Right about the 40th percentile. 

Height: They are so all over with this! Now they measured her at 23 inches.  I think she is probably about 22 inches.

Nicknames: Ella Bella....Ella, Ellie, pumpkin, sister, baby

Eating: Poor Ellasyn is definitely the second child....I have no idea how often she eats.  I pretty much just feed her whenever.  I think she ranges from eating every hour to eating every eight hours some nights! The average is probably right around 2-3 hours.  She took some bottles this week.  Just like her pacifier, she is not a huge fan, but she will take it. 

getting some rolls!
Sleeping: Still sleeping great, pretty sure we have about a month or two left of this so we are going to soak it in! She has had a handful of nights where she has slept eight straight hours! A few nights she ate around 9:30pm, then woke up at 5:30am and then not again until eight! Hallelujah! Her naps are of course a different story.  If she is being held, moving or swaddled she will take a pretty decent nap.  She almost slept through the entire visit to the zoo this week! 
this night she preferred the floor...

Diapers: She is still in size 1.  She did graduate to mainly 0-3 month clothing though. *sad face*

Sadie in 18 months and Ellasyn in 0-3 months

tummy time

first train ride!
Social: Ellasyn has been tagging along to a lot of fun activities! She has slept through most outings and seems unimpressed with our busy schedule.  She went on her first train ride after attending her first soccer game.  She went to the wild animal park, the zoo and blueberry picking. Ellasyn also went to a party on the beach! 

Likes: She loves to eat, be outside, take a bath, and be worn in a carrier.

Dislikes: She doesn't like being in the backseat by herself....apparently Sadie doesn't count.  She also is very particular about her personal space.  Sometimes when she is fussy, we will just set her down and she will be totally cool.  Other times, you better not set her down for a moment. The girl knows what she wants!

Mommy: This has been such a better month! I have felt much more like myself and I am so relieved that the past two months are behind us.  The hubby was being worked to the bone and I was on my own trying to recover and take care of two little ones.  Now our daddy is home more, I am feeling good and it's summer!!   

zoo day

first fort!

cheering on her team!

hanging with her big sis
Daddy: We didn't get to see him too much this past month since it was such a busy time for him.  But, boy do we all get excited to see him when he does come home! We are so excited to have him all to ourselves for the summer :)

daddy time
Furbabies: Cheseny loves stealing kisses from Ellasyn and eating her diapers.  Dunphy is still uninterested :)

What we're looking forward to: More summer fun! And our first family road trip.....

On Wednesdays we wear pink :)
beach babe

Thursday, June 4, 2015

One Month

Weight: I think about 9.5 pounds...she was just under nine pounds at her appointment a week ago.

Height: Last week they measured her at 20.5 inches still, but I think she may be a little longer than that.  Her pediatrician seems to think they were extra generous at birth....we think they were stingy at her appointment :)

Nicknames: Ella, Ellie, pumpkin, sister, baby

Eating: Big eater just like her sister! She latched on just minutes after she was born and would be permanently connected if I let her.  I have not really been keeping track of her feedings (#secondkid), but I would say she eats usually every 2-3 hours...sometimes less and sometimes more.  She usually eats twice during the night.

supervising her sister playing in the backyard
Sleeping: Oh another great sleeper! We aren't falling for it this time! She has been sleeping anywhere from 3-6 hours at night.  She usually has one long stretch at the beginning of the night, usually from about 9pm until about 1-3am.  Then she is up again around 4-6am.  She sleeps so great swaddled....if you can get her to stay swaddled.  She tries to bust out of it so hard, but daddy's got her number :)  She doesn't like to miss anything during the day and usually naps best if she is being held or in her carseat (on a walk or during errands).  

Diapers: She is now in size 1 since we ran out of newborns.  We have used pampers and huggies.  She has Joye legs, so the size 1 diapers were a little big at first, but are working fine now.  Still in newborn clothing, although she has been put in a few 0-3 month outfits *ahem daddy*

her great-grandfather and name twin!
Social: Ellasyn has been able to meet so many people in her first month of life. She has met all three sets of grandparents, two sets of great grandparents, uncles, aunts, family friends and baby friends :)

Likes: She loves breastfeeding. She also likes her car seat and swing. She loves to sleep while being held. She also likes to pull mommy's hair and put her hands wherever they aren't supposed to go.  She likes to be outside and she loves the bath!

Dislikes: She seems to really dislike waiting for food.  She is also not a fan of getting poked by her sister...And sadly enough she doesn't really seem to be a fan of her pacifier. In fact, she often gags when we try and give it to her #dramaqueen

Mommy: Well if you read Ellasyn's birth story, then you know I had a rough few weeks after she was born.  C-sections are no joke and I was pretty miserable.  The baby blues also hit me really hard this time.  After about the first two weeks, things started to get a little better every day.  
Ella's first Mother's Day
Daddy: Well we had daddy home for almost 19 straight days! Between spring break and the time he took off, it was so weird to have him go back to work.  This is one of his busiest times of the year with his annual golf tournament and end of the year events.  Plus, he started back to school last month and wakes up extra early every morning to do schoolwork.  He is a rockstar, but we miss him! 
daddy's girl
Furbabies: Poor second child, I am fairly certain that they don't even realize Ellasyn has joined our family. Although they were very excited when the baby gear returned.  Dunphy takes some epic naps in the bouncer!

What we're looking forward to: Summer time!!! We can't wait to do some fun things, go on a family vacation 
and have lots of time with daddy!

teacher's child

second time to the beach!

she makes some epic faces

hanging with her sis

month one in the books!

visiting with gramps

a slight incident with the diaper cream....

love her snuggles

chillaxin with dad

she's so gangster