Monday, September 16, 2013

six month pictures

I know I'm a little late, as usual, but here are Ellie's six month pictures.  You'll have to excuse the color of the walls...that will be changing [hopefully] this weekend!  And then I will finally be able to finish decorating her nursery!

Our favorite of her facial expressions...the close-mouthed smile!  It's even cuter in person. 

She is getting increasingly difficult to take pictures of because she is becoming quite the little mover!  She can sit now [but not always well] and she inchworms her way across the floor.  Or the bed.  Or wherever she happens to be at any given time.  Standing with support is also a new favorite pastime.

Her new favorite game involves me looking away from her for a few seconds, and then unexpectedly looking back at her.  She giggles and giggles and I feel like the best mom in the world.  She is so much happier and just more content in general than her fussy newborn days.

Except for last week when I took her to the doctor.  She was not a happy camper then.  She loves to observe people, but as soon as they try to get in her face or touch her, her bottom lip juts out into the cutest little pout you ever did see.  Which made the trip to the doctor difficult, as you can imagine.  But she is as healthy as can be, and I think she will just be small for awhile.  Or maybe forever.  Also possible.  She was in the 25th percentile for height but was only 12 pounds, 10 ounces, which the doctor told me "isn't even really a percentile," but assured me that "the world needs small people, too."  I told him I'd be sure to relay that information to Tim.

Lately Ellie has loved every flavor of baby food we've given her.  Except for squash.  Squash always makes her gag.  But everything else makes her so excited that she rocks back and forth, cooing expectantly.  And then she always tries to steal the spoon from us, but that always just ends with food everywhere [you know, except for her mouth], so I try to keep the spoon in my possession at all times.

I know it's cliché, but seriously, she really does get more fun every day.  And we love her more every day.

 And life is just better with her in it.

p.s.  In totally unrelated news, I made Tim watch the A&E version of Pride and Prejudice [hello, Colin Firth!] with me over the past few days, and...wait for it...he actually liked it.  Shhh.  Don't tell.  Can't have him losing his man card over me and my girly movies.

p.p.s.  But if he does, he'll be in good company.  My dad's loved Jane Austen for years.

p^3.s.  I love men who appreciate the finer things in life.

p^4.s.  And British-talking movies.


SarahOnAQuest said...

One of my bosses is a teeny, tiny woman. Probably 4'10" and a size 00. And she is an amazing person. The world needs people of all shapes and sizes. Ellie looks amazingly happy and healthy, and she has an amazing mama. (And I'm sure she has an amazing dad, too, but I just don't know him personally.)

The Muse said...

Kirk is also a closet Austen-lover. We both love the Keira Knightley Pride & Prejudice, and he is a big fan of Sense & Sensibility. Maybe we need to get together for an Austen party :)

Ali Mills said...

Rory STILL loves the "look-away" game hahaha ;) Ellie is looking more and more grown up! WHAT?!

Laynah said...

What a doll! How could you not love that close mouthed smile??

Those dang percentile things are so useless. Nobody could ever know how tall she'll be based on that. I knew a tiny girl who was the shortest in her class every single year, then one summer she grew like 8 inches and now she towers over people.

Katie Elizabeth Hawkes said...

This is my life, though I don't know if I'm cute when I pout: "She loves to observe people, but as soon as they try to get in her face or touch her, her bottom lip juts out into the cutest little pout you ever did see." ...your baby GETS me. Also, I like her blue walls. Blue is calming?