Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ellie is 3 months!

Well, Ellie is officially 3 months old now, and I can't believe it! Time has seriously FLOWN by! She is just the cutest thing ever, and I am having so much fun with her. I was worried about being a stay at home mom at first. I have been working ever since we've been married, and I was a little unsure how I'd do at home all day. Well, it turns out that I LOVE it, and couldn't ask for a better job. Although there are days where I don't shower 'til 4 or don't get out of the house all day, it is THE most rewarding job I could ever have, and I am so thankful that I can be home with my baby!

Here are a few milestones Ellie has come across lately:

5 weeks- started smiling- not just in her sleep but actual eye contact smiling. SO CUTE!!

10-11 weeks: started sleeping THRU THE NIGHT!!! (knock on wood, let's hope it lasts!!) She goes down for the night between 10- 10:30 and sleeps until 7 or even 8 sometimes! It is seriously amazing to be able to go to bed at night and not wake up until the morning.

10 weeks(ish:) discovered her hands, and is OBSESSED with them. She is constantly sucking on them and has found her thumb a few times as well. She started to grab things and loves to suck on her minky blankey.

13 weeks: (today actually) she laughed for the first time! It was so cute. You can play with her and tickle her tummy and she will smile and laugh. It's so darn cute.

She loves bath time. She will just sit there and smile at you the whole time. If the water is extra warm, she will pee as soon as you put her in, it never fails. You can tell she's peeing because she makes a little grunting noise and grins a little...haha sorry if that's TMI!!!! :)

She sleeps SO good in her car seat. Better than her crib! She loves her car seat.

She is mesmerized by the T.V.

She loves to go on walks in her stroller.

She loves when we sing to her, she'll just sit and look at you and smile, it's so cute.

She gets so excited in the morning when I go to get her up. As soon as she sees me she puts her little hands up by her face and squeals and smiles so big!!

She is growing and changing everyday. It is so fun to watch her grow, but a little sad at the same time. I can't even remember what life was like before her. She has been such an incredible blessing in our lives and we love her SO much. :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ellie's Blessing Day

Ellie’s Blessing Day was beautiful. Everything about it was just perfect! Matt gave such a beautiful blessing, and she slept through it! I was relieved; I didn’t want her to cry during the blessing. Since we live in Rexburg, and our entire family is in Utah, we decided to do the blessing where it would be convenient for everyone, so we went to Utah. I didn't want to bless her in my parents ward (since we don't really know anyone) so we just did a little ceremony with family and close friends. I loved it! It was so personal and special.

Little Miss Personality..

I am SO in love with her dress. It looked so cute on her. My mom, sister and I went shopping for her dress. We went to a couple stores but didn't find much. We went to the Quilted Bear last and my sister, Lisa found the dress. As soon as I saw it I fell in love. It was handmade and there was only one there- so it was one of a kind!

Her dress originally came with a brown ribbon tied around the waist, but I didn't love it especially since it was a spring blessing. So, we all went to Hobby Lobby to look for some different ribbon. We found this ribbon that she's wearing, and I was so excited, it was perfect!

Pretty little thing.

Me and my little brother


We are so blessed to have a beautiful, healthy baby. We love her SO much, and are so glad we can call her ours!