Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Who does she look like?

Okay, so I had to do this. You know how everyone always ask "Who does she look like?" Well I am tired of trying to answer that so I am letting you decide. My family thinks she looks like me and Josh's family thinks she looks like him. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Ellie and Carter

I am introducing you to the future Mr. and Mrs. Carter Kelly... just kidding!! No, really. We have decided that they are going to know each other as cousins. Uncle Adam and Aunt Ashley agree. However, if they decided they will marry one day, at least I already love the in-laws!!

Here are a few pictures of Ellison and Carter last night. Ellison is a month and two days older than Carter, but you can't tell in these pictures.
Carter and Ellison

They already like each other!!!

Almost holding hands! Watch out daddy!

Best Buds!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Good morning beautiful!

That is how I greet Ellison every morning..." Good morning beautiful!" Sometimes its "sunshine" instead of beautiful, but I still get the same reaction. She is always so happy during the morning hours!! Here are a few pictures of her at seven this morning.

Monday, April 14, 2008


Can you believe that Ellison is TWO MONTHS OLD!!??!! Wow were has the time went. Well we went today for her two month check up and shots. She did good! She weighs 10lbs 7 oz, and 22 in long. Doctor said she is perfectly proportional. 40% for head, 30% for weight, and 45% for height, what ever all that means!? Anyways, she is a perfectly health baby that as we speak is kicking around like crazy!!! I swear I think she will be crawling in another month or two!!

She also had her first shots today! Dad did not like it one bit!! In fact, I had to hold her hands. You know, usually it's the dad's that go to the ER when their little one has a cut and needs stitches, or cast, or... usually they deal with the gross bad stuff. I guess that will be reversed in my house. I think I will be the one to deal with all that. I was not upset by Ellison getting her shots today. Josh seemed like he was a little bit. I know that he just doesn't want to see her in pain, but it was for her own good! Really. I don't mean that in a mean way (kinda sounded that way). This will help protect her so I can get her out and about more!

Here is a little up date on what she is doing these days:
1. Holds her head up really well when on your shoulder.
2. Kinda holds her head up when having tummy time.
3. Loves, LOVES to smile and laugh at you.
4. Can have a death grip on you hair, shirt, or finger.
5. Hates to have her hair washed now!
6. Sleeping pretty good at night (at least 5 hours)
7. Eating 3 oz every two hours!!!! (and yes I am tired)
8. Will almost roll over onto her back from her tummy. (can't seem to get over her arm)
9. Starting to fight sleep (but I know the trick to get her to sleep...[evil ha ha])
10. And is always hungry at the same time when mom is... coincident...I think not!!

P.S.. It true what the doctor said when I asked about her head, "It's just Cradle Crap!"

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Bedtime routine

I have finally established a bedtime routine!! I am so proud of myself!!

Let me start from the beginning so you will understand why I love this so much... Before Ellison, I would be in bed by 9 or 9:30 everynight if I could. Some nights I had softball games, so it was hard. If I was home, I was ALWAYS in bed by 9. Ask Josh if you don't believe me. I love my sleep and need my sleep!

Well, of course when Ellison was born that all changed. Like all newborns, she had her nights and days confused. She would sleep for a little while and wake up (usually 2-3hrs). Needless to say, I didn't get much sleep. I was up every so often. While I was out on maternity leave, I would go back to sleep anytime she did during the day. OHHHH, it spoiled me soooo!!! I don't think I ever got a shower before 1:00p.m! It was great to sleep all day.

About a week before I had to go back to work, I really tried to get her into a routine. I would try to feed her after her bath , but sometimes she can be impatient. So I would give her a bath, feed her and rock her until she is almost asleep. When she gets to this point, I can lay her down in bed and turn on her music and she would fall asleep by herself. Well, it didn't work that week. She was up and fussy almost every night until 11 or 12. I hated it! Plus, she would wake up and eat at 4 or 4:30am and I would have to wake up for work at 5:30, so I just wouldn't go to sleep after I fed her. No reason to. Just makes matters worse.

I can honestly say that now my routine is in place!! HURRAY FOR ME!!! I give her a bath around 8pm, feed her, and then rock for a little while. When she starts to fall asleep, I place her in bed with her passy and music on, and with in a minute she is sound asleep!!! I turn to look at the clock and it is 9pm!!! YES!! I can finally start to go back to bed by 9!! So far this week it has been working!!! I have been to bed before 9:30 just about every night this week. I love the fact that she will fall asleep by herself already, but then again, I am sad because she is just 9 weeks old and I love holding her while she is asleep! I have to keep telling myself that it will be worth it in the long run. No one wants to be up all night holding a one year old until she falls to sleep! That could take all night.

I guess I am ready for bed now myself, seeing as how it is 10pm! A mothers job is never done... I have to prepare quickly for tomorrow! Hope that you have enjoyed some of the sleeping Ellison pictures! I don't know how she thinks some of that is comfortable!!??

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Our Ellison

I think she is saying, "Yeah I know I'm a cutie!"

Just chillin

This is how she loves to sit with her daddy. I wonder what she is watching?

I am so mean to taking a picture while my baby is crying, but she is to cute!

Ellison is ready for chruch.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

First week back

Well, my first week back to school is almost over with. I feel bad for saying this, but I'm glad to get back to my normal routine. I was ready to see how life would be with a little one and us getting ready for work. I have to say that Josh helped me alot this week in the mornings. I will usually feed her and then put her in bed with him to fall asleep while I get ready. So far, it has been working out.

Last night was a bad night for me though. Ellison is apparently going through a growth spurt and wants to eat ever two hours! She had gotten to where she would sleep for about 5-7 hours at night and then start waking up every 3-4 hours. Last night she decided that she wanted to eat every two hours starting at 12:00. I didn't go to bed until 10 because I had to get all of her stuff ready for the next day. I was up at 12, 2, and 4. At 4 she decided that she would rather play. This did not please me. One reason I hated it so, was I had to wake up for school at 5:30. So her not going to sleep by 4:30 was not okay with me!! Another reason, I had the worse case of sinus problems!! My head was throbbing, I couldn't breath, my face was sore feeling, and my eyes were watering. I just wanted to go to bed!!!!!!!! I got so upset and just took her to bed with me thinking that if I got her comfortable and warm between me and Josh that she would just fall to sleep. Boy was I wrong. She just wanted to play. I laid there begging her to sleep and Josh wakes up and saves me. He took her to the living room and played with her for the next hour so I could get a few more minutes of sleep!! That 45 minutes was heaven! Well, I got up and took my shower and dried my hair. By now it's 6 and I figure she will eat again. So I try to nurse her and she eats for 5 minutes and she is out like a light. I could not wake her to save my life!! That little turd!! If I didn't love her so much, I might would have chewed her out!

Anyways, I feel like I am finally back to my "normal" self. I was really anxious to see how I could handle work and a baby. So far, so good. The next question is how am I going to handle a baby and coaching? I have a feeling that both sets of grandparents will get to see alot of her!