There are so many things I'd like to write tonight and I hope I remember all of them. Ella has reached many milestones including....
-Her first real word "Uh Oh", followed by "Hi" sometimes, "Num Num" when she wants food and she says "Mumma" and "Dada" whenever we ask her to. She tries to copy almost everything we tell her to say. I think we have one smart cookie on our hands.
-Her first tooth popped through about a week ago. 102.7 temp=a child I thought was very sick. The pedi swore up and down it couldn't just be teething. It was just teething. She was so cuddly though. She fell asleep on me at least twice that day. Poor baby.
-She's been cruising the furniture for about 2 weeks now. She is *almost* walking. She has finally taken to crawling like a champ. Before that she was dragging herself 100 miles an hour.
-I guess this isn't really a new milestone, but she has been clapping and "dancing" to childrens music. She LOVES it. It's the only way to calm her down in the car on long car trips.
-She continues to eat almost everything you give her except for potatoes. I don't think that's a big deal, there isn't all that many nutrients in potatoes.
Ella is such a good baby, well now, almost toddler. I sent her birthday invitations out today. It's so sad to know that she isn't a baby anymore. But I'm so happy she is the happy, healthy, beautiful little girl I always dreamed I would have. I can't believe she has been in our lives for a whole year now. People always say it and I never believed it would go by so fast.
A couple of weeks ago we took a trip to York (Where Adam and I were happily wed) to visit a couple of very special people. Two women from my Success After Infertility board and their miracle babies. 3 miracles in such a close vicinity. What a happy day. It was so nice to meet P and D and their beautiful babies Ginny and Kacey. Here are some pictures of the day. It was so beautiful and P's place is right on the water.
Kacey feeding Ella crackers. She's so generous.
It wasn't easy getting a group photo. This is Kacey being very helpful again!
In other news, my parents had a great camp for the week and Adam, Ella, and I enjoyed so much being out there everyday. Last year, I was out there 8.5 months pregnant, swimming weightlessly praying for Ella to come out and this year here she is!! She didn't like the water very much, but we tried as much as we could to get her some exposure to the water.
This is Ella giving Mumma some attitude. I should probably get used to it.
And to end this post. The infamous first tooth picture that was pure torture for baby and Mumma to get.