This baby has changed in almost every way possible since her 7 month update!
The most exciting new milestone Ella has mastered: scooting! She has taken after Aubrey and started out her mobility with army crawling. She is slow, but she gets where she wants to go eventually! I'm a bit bummed I have to keep my floors clean now, but so excited for her and her new discovery.
Her first word is officially "dada". Actually, it is more like "Dadadadadada" and she doesn't exactly aware that it is anyone's name, (much to Steve's dismay), but she sure sounds cute babbling away!
Ella got her first TOOTH this month. We are lucky parents because we had NO idea she was teething! One day she was gnawing on my finger and I felt something sharp. She has.. ahem .. bitten me a few times which is NOT fun, but hopefully will stop soon. Ouch!
She has learned a few more tricks: clapping, (which she does sporadically throughout the day), waving at strangers (although she has been doing that last month, she does it much more now), & gives kisses on demand! You have to be lucky with that last one though. The girl is stingy with who she gives her kisses to!
She makes all sorts of new noises this month, the most common is one that sounds like a tongue clicking noise. She also blows raspberries all day long.
Her hair is growing more and more and keeps sticking straight up! She gets so many comments on it while out and about - it's pretty awesome. ;)
She went on her first big trip to Hawaii this month (post to come) and was a little rockstar!
She is starting to eat little pieces of whatever we have for dinner. We just brought out the high chair and she loves sitting with us at dinner and feeding herself. She still has baby food twice a day, and plenty of nursing sessions. She's an eater, that girl!
She's a good napper and takes a morning, afternoon, and sometimes a cat nap in the early evening. She gets up once a night to eat. Not too shabby - but I do look forward to the day she sleeps all night long!
Ella has changed so much in the past month, it's as if our tiny cuddly, non-mobile baby transformed overnight! I'm so grateful that she decided to stay a baby a little longer than my first two did and take her time with all these milestones. Now that they are here, I'm reminded how exciting it is and I'm so happy for her to experience all these new things! We are having so much fun with her, and plan on soaking up these last few months of babyhood because I know they will gone in a flash.