Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ella is 9 months

Ella had her nine month check up yesterday. Here are her stats:

Weight: 19 lbs 6 oz (57th percentile)
Height: 28.7" (82nd percentile)
She's finally getting down to a normal weight percentile, but I will miss her rolls.

She loves cruising along the furniture and standing on her own. She'll probably be walking soon...yikes!

Here's Ella having a bath after we got home from the Dr.'s yesterday. She just started laying down and "swimming" in the tub. It's the cutest thing ever.

You can see her little band-aid from her flu shot. Luckily that was the only shot she needed and she didn't even flinch, let alone cry. I was glad she didn't even seem to notice it! Unfortunately, she also needed blood drawn for a routine check for lead poisoning and anemia. They took it from her finger, and she scrreeeeeamed the whole time :( I don't blame her. I HATE having blood drawn. But, she got over it real quick and was making crazy noises for all the pharmacists at the pharmacy and making them laugh just a half hour later.

Here is Ella and I having our daily paper fight with the ads that come in the mail. We love our happy girl.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Things have been really busy around here lately. I have one presentation down, one left to go at school and two finals next week. Then I just have one summer class and two in the fall and I. AM. DONE. Can't wait!!! I hope I can get all my cramming in by next week. We are going to Sacramento this weekend. Unfortunately it is for the funeral for sweet Grandpa Patton. Brandon and I are SO glad we got to go spend some time with them last month. It will be a sad way to spend my birthday, but a bittersweet reminder of how precious every year of life on this earth is. I think I will squeeze my loved ones a little tighter every day this year. It will be nice to see all the family though. I am glad Ella will get to see her cousins that live so far away. She loves to play with other kids and doesn't get to all that often. I am so grateful for family and can't wait until summer when everything will slow down a bit and we can just relax and have fun as a family. We went on a family walk on Monday night. I had to convince Brandon to take a leisurely walk with Ella and I instead of his usual intense run (he likes to feel accomplished!), but I was so glad we did. It was so nice to just stroll and talk. We don't spend nearly enough time just relaxing and talking anymore. If it's not too late to set a new years resolution, maybe mine will be to spend more quality time with the ones I love. Family is my greatest blessing and the happiest part of my life.