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  • 10 months old

    Ellery: 10 Months Old

    Age: 10 months Weight: Not sure Diapers/clothes: Still in cloth, second rise, and 9-month clothes Eating:  A girl after my own heart! She loves to eat. She has now tried beef and chicken, oranges, apple sauce, and pears and…she loved them all. She is still nursing and there doesn’t appear to be an end in any near future. She also loves to “eat” any microscopic pieces she can find on the floor, so we have to be diligent with sweeping. Sleeping:  Still naps 3 times a day most days but she has started dropping her evening nap more often. She also is sleeping longer stretches at night which has been…

  • 9 months old

    Ellery: 9 Months Old

     Age:  9  months Weight:  nearly 17lbs Diapers/clothes: Cloth diapers and nine-month clothes Eating: This girl LOVES to eat. If she sees Asher with a banana she will wave her arms and yell until we get her one. Baby-led weaning has been super fun and easy with Miss E. She hasn’t met a food she doesn’t like and she handles new foods really well. Her current favorites are bananas, squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, and avocado.  She is still nursing like a champ and I am still loving the bond of nursing as well. She has become quite the gymnast with nursing and loves to prop her self up onto one leg…

  • Ellery: 8 Months Old

    Age:  8 months Weight:  Not sure. Diapers/clothes: She is still in cloth diapers. Wearing six and nine-month clothes. Also, we can’t keep socks on her! She loves to pull them off and chew on them.  Eating:  She is still nursing but also eating solids one to two times per day. As I mentioned before we opted out of purees this time and instead are doing baby-led weaning. We still haven’t given her any of the food we eat because I feel better with less complicated things (ie: single ingredients, no seasoning) so I am still making all her food separate. She is loving squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans and…

  • The emotional side of motherhood

    The Emotional Side Of Motherhood

    It’s nearing midnight and I am lying awake in bed while little E sleeps soundly next to me, her tiny rapid breaths reminding me I should be sleeping because she will be awake soon to eat. The Emotions of Children Growing She had her 4-month check-up today and it is still so crazy to me that she is 4 months old!? Heck, it’s even crazier that Asher is almost 2 1/2! Between buying a house, selling a house, and managing the existence of our little family so much time seems to have passed without me really noticing. We closed on our new house this afternoon and we will close on…

  • Little Lad or Little Lady: Round 2

    When I was pregnant with Asher I knew I wanted to do a gender reveal party to share the fun news with all our friends, but this time around we didn’t find out what we were having until early January and with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays I just wasn’t up to hosting another party so we set out to do our reveal just a little differently.  Just for fun here are the results of a few old wives tales: With this pregnancy I have experienced more morning sickness, tiredness, very dry skin, and crazy mood swings. Because this pregnancy has been so much different than my pregnancy with…