Ellison…3 months

 

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length
25 in

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weight
15 pounds


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favorite things
smiling
swinging
licking pup pup
his new passy
mama and daddy

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special talents
melting hearts with his smile
standing (with assistance of course)
holding up his head in the bumbo

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sleep 
you still take short naps throughout the day
you go to bed around 10 and you wake between 3-4 am and 6am
sleep has gotten MUCH better this month!!!



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crying
you only cry now if you are hungry, tired, or have a dirty diaper
you usually cry for about 10 minutes every night between bath time and your nightly feeding

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dislikes
loud noises
tummy time
nursing during the day
riding in the car

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likes
mama and daddy
chip
bath time

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Ellison, 

Another month has passed and this one flew by.  You are pretty much out of the newborn stage and have graduated to just being a baby.  Your smile and laugh can light up a room.  We just love doing things to make you smile and laugh.  My sneezing noise is still one of your favorites.  I went back to work this month and you are staying home with daddy.  The first few days you cried a lot but now you have gotten use to not having mama around all day.  I think that daddy day care will get you use to real day care and me too.  I am amazed how much my love for you grows with each passing day.  I am still can’t believe that you are ours…it seems too good to be true. 
Your mama and daddy love you more than anything and don’t ever forget that!
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Ellison…2 months

Happy 2 month birthday, Ellison!!!


length
birth: 20.5 in
now: 24.5 in (90-95%)

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weight
birth: 8lbs 15 oz
now: 13 lbs 6.5 oz (75-90%)

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favorite things
playing with Mr Octopus on the activity mat
being in the Ergo
being outside in the hot humid Florence summer
the swing
MILK
bath time
being talked to and talking back

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special talents
laughing when I make a sneezing noise (see the video here)
talking to your mama and daddy
(Andre will tell you that he loves you and you will say something back that really sounds like “youuuuuu”)
trying to hold your head up like a big boy

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sleep
we have had some rough nights but some good nights too
on a good night you have your last feeding at 9PM and are asleep in your crib by 10PM
you usually sleep until around 2AM eat and go back to sleep fairly easily
then wake up around 5:30AM -6:00AM to eat again
somedays I can get you back to sleep and if i do then you will sleep until around 7 or 7:30AM
I do not see you sleeping through the night anytime soon….just keeping it real over here
mamas out there that have babies that sleep consider yourself lucky because not all babies do that!

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crying 
your crying has gotten MUCH better this past month
I have gotten you on a schedule where you eat at 6AM, 9AM, noon, 3PM, 6PM, and 9PM and that has seemed to really help
the only time you cry is….
after bath time, if you are REALLY hungry, when you pass gas, and if you are tired

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dislikes 
riding in the car….you really hate this
(you scream the entire time)
getting out of the bath
being tired
being held by people your don’t know

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likes
eating
being around your mama
talking
playing on your playmat
the swing
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Ellison,
Your second month of life was much better than the first.  I have really learned how to be your mama.  It definitely took sometime for me to learn what you like and don’t like.  We make a pretty good team now.  You are eating great and getting bigger everyday.  You are so charming and smart…and your daddy and I are so lucky to have you as our son.  
We love you so much and everyday our love grows (if that is even possible…because we already love you so much)
We could not imagine our lives without you in it…you make our lives so much richer.
Love,
your mama and daddy
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Ellison…1 month

How are you already a month old…
we just came home from the hospital!!

length

birth: 20.5 in
now: 23.5 in
weight
birth: 8lbs 15 oz
now: approx 11.5 lbs

favorite things
being in the Ergo carrier
sleeping with mom
drinking LOTS of milk
being NAKED

special talents

pooping up my back…(it takes skill)
making LOTS of noise

sleep

(or the lack of sleep)
you are the master of fighting sleep
you would rather see what is going on around you, but then you get really tired and CRY CRY CRY
during the day you do most of your sleeping in the Ergo carrier
and at night you are mostly co-sleeping
but we are TRYING to get you into your crib (that has been moved into our room)
usually you sleep for 2 three hour segments at night 


crying

you like to cry…
and sometimes I think you just need to get it out

dislikes
being offered the bottle when you are clearly done eating (come on MOM)
putting on clothes
dirty diapers
going to sleep

likes
ceiling fans
talking with your daddy
bouncing and dancing
baths
being close to your mom
being held…all the time
and of course being NAKED!

Ellison,
This past month has been a whirlwind.  You have taught me so much in this short period of time.  My love for you grows each day and I wonder how I could love you anymore than I already do…
I could not imagine life without you in it…
You make our lives louder, but so much better 🙂
We love you to the moon and back
Love, mama and daddy