Ella Brooke is BLOOMING...and Carter is too!

Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support! Trust in the Lord...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

18 Months

Wow! How far she has come. She is BLOOMING into a beautiful, strawberry blonde headed toddler.
We had her 18 month check-up with Dr. Stuppy. She said Ella is absolutely amazing...thinking of all the issues at the beginning. She is right on track in all areas! YEA!!

Miss Ella is 22 pounds 6 ounces (21st percentile)
29.50 inches long (4th percentile)
18.3 inches head circumference (54th percentile)
Dr. Stuppy said her height to length ratio is good and looks great! She will probably be  petite like her Mommy, Guh Guh, Nana, Aunt Patrice and cousins...runs in the family. 

At 18 months Ella is Blooming by:
+ Moving off whole milk to 2% milk. Dr. Stuppy said for us to now ween her off her nighttime bottle.
+Can eat anything she wants...she loves crackers, cheese, apples and broccoli...she is a great eater.
+ She just tried Peanut Butter for the first time and likes it
+She wears size 4 diapers and size 12-18 month clothes
+Walks everywhere..sometime even tries a run
+Loves her brother and wants to follow him everywhere and do everything he does
+Ella wakes up every morning "talking" in her crib. As soon as she gets up, she asks for "bru" (brother)
+ Sleeps about 11 hours each night and takes 1 nap that is usually about 1 1/2 hours. She tells us "night night" about 7pm each night to let us know she is tired. She is the easiest baby to put to sleep.
+ Loves to shut doors
+ Has loved the pool this summer and loves to blow bubbles
+ Loves the bathtub
+ Loves to have us sing to her. Her favorite song is "clap, clap your hands..." a song Carter and I learned in our Baby Sign and Sing Class.
+ Loves to hear the sound of her own voice. She talks and babbles so much! Her favorite words are clap, bru (brother), Da Da, Ma Ma, Dog, Debbie, Bye bye, shoes, GO, eat, cracker, ba ba, more
+Can follow simple directions. " Give this to daddy" " Put it in the basket"

We love her so much! She is doing great in every way!

1 comment:

  1. Ella is amazing!!! We are so blessed to have her in our lives. She has a wonderful family and friends that love her! We will always be thankful for the many prayers of support during her birth and early life. Ella is a testimate of God's great mercy! Our prayers were answered with this wonderful blessing we call "Ella."