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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Ella Is 14 Months Old!!!

Ella is fourteen months old!! Wow how time has flown. It is amazing how much she has accomplished during this time. Her newest milestone is that she has finally figured out how to go from laying down to sitting up on her own. She is really starting to pull up on things to her knees but it is hard in our house because there really isn’t much at her level for her to pull up on. Our couch has cushions that are too thick for her to grab on to so her favorite thing to use is one of us when we are laying on the floor. She still refuses to get on all fours and therefore isn’t crawling yet. It is frustrating because she has all of the components but just doesn’t want to put them all together yet. However, I am thoroughly appreciating every moment that I have before crawling because then I know my life will drastically change. She continues to be amazingly healthy. And believe me that I thank God for this every day after knowing what some of you with children with Ds have gone. I know how fortunate I have been!! With the exception of two minor colds to date, she has not had a single health problem that we have had to go in for. Of course this is not counting the biggie…..the most likely onset of leukemia….sometime in her future. We go back in another week and a half for an updated blood draw to see if any numbers have changed but for now, she remains healthy. She also continues to be one of the happiest babies I know. I am telling you, the kid smiles every time someone looks at her. Actually, she smiles sometimes just because she finds herself funny. There are so many things that we all have taken for granted with our other children that we appreciate so much more with our precious Ds children. I really wanted to thank Zoey’s mom, Heather, for pointing out something to me that I didn’t even appreciate enough with Ella. Her smile!!! Heather was telling me how when Zoey had her infantile spasms, they lost Zoey’s smile and how devastating that was. As we all know, Zoey has that beautiful smile back but her comment really made me realize how much we need to appreciate EVERYTHING our kids do.
Normally, I would have posted pics of Ella from birth to one year when she turned one year but since I wasn’t blogging then, I decided to post them now. I have taken a picture on our couch every month. What a difference a year makes!!

Birth (actually 6 days later


One Month Old



Two Months Old




Three Months Old



Four Months Old




Five Months Old





Six Months Old




Seven Months Old




Eight Months Old




Nine Months Old



Ten Months Old




Eleven Months Old



One Year Old!!




Thireen Months Old



Fourteen Months Old














12 comments:

Lacey said...

thats so great to take a pic every month, what a great idea. She does have a great open mouthed smile, its so cute.

Emily said...

I love the picture in the same spot every month! Why didn't I think of that! She is darling! Justin is one day short of being 13 months and he isn't close to crawling. He has tried to army crawl... but that lasted 3 seconds. She is a cutie!

Michelle said...

Awweeee....happy 14 months sweet baby girl! Love you sweetie!

cindy said...

Everytime I see her smile she makes me smile. Beautiful!

Kacey Bode said...

That smile of her, whew, it is awesome!!! I so wish that I had been a good mom and did pictures like that!!!

You asked me on my blog how big my Ella is, she is a whooping 32 1/2 inches tall (SO SHORT) and weighs 28lbs. She is still wearing 18-24 month clothes and has been FOREVER.

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

AWWW I LOVE this post! It was so neat to see her month to month pics! She's SO beautiful!!!!

stephanie said...

She is a beauty. All the pics are great, my personal favorites are 4,7 and 9 months,precious!

dg darling said...

Came here from Zoey's and just had to say that sweet Ella is an absolute doll!!!

Michelle said...

I love the pics each month; we did that, too! She has such a beautiful smile!!

Kele said...

Oh I LOVE the monthly pictures, I wish I would of been smart enough to do that. I scrolled through them a couple of times trying to pick a favorite, I was leaning toward the 4 month photo, but let's face it... who could pic a favorite? She is living doll in every one of them!!!

Mama Mason-Mann said...

OMG! LOVE the pics. I wish we had done that. So cute. She's an angel. Happy 14-months!

Ssejors said...

Hi EllaGrace! Nice to meet you ! You are Two days older that My Little Hunter Bean. I look forward to reading your blog and seeing you grow as Hunter Bean is growing like a weed!

Come see our blog anytime you like.

Ssej and Bean