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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ella - 5 Months

Ella is just over 5 months old now! I can't believe we're about to hit the 6 month/half year mark. She has grown so much and learned many new things in the last month or so.

She is so interested in everything - she reaches out to grab anything and everything she sees. She's especially fond of the iPads and cell phones. Her own toys rarely keep her engaged for long as she wants to get her hands on everything Philip and I are using...and then ultimately in her mouth!

Ella also recently has started sitting on her own. It's so fun to see her growing and accomplishing these things on her own. She's still a little wobbly and definitely has to be watched because she falls over, but she's getting very good at it if she has good grounding (and doesn't try to reach too far for something that catches her eye!)

She's still as happy as ever, although gets bored and lets you know it sooner than she used to - an effect from being interested in everything.

She sleeps roughly 10 or so hours through the night right now so as long as Philip and I go to bed at a decent hour, we get good sleep as well! I'm still exclusively breastfeeding and will discuss introducing solids at her 6 month doctor visit. I have a box of rice cereal already waiting in the pantry!

Here is what our Ella Bella is looking like at 5 months...