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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ella is 17 Months Old




I can't believe that another month has passed!!! In the past month, Ella has traveled the Western United States and learned all kinds of new tricks. She is officially in mimic mode. All of a sudden, everything we do, she will mimic. If not immediately, it will show up out of the blue when we least expect it. For example, whenever I change a poopy diaper, I will make a big scene about how stinky it is, saying "wooo, pee ewww" and waving my hand in front of my face. Well the other day, I was just saying it to her for fun and all of a sudden, she starts waving her hand in front of her face. Soooo cute. I captured it a little bit on video.....

video

She is also really starting to try to copy sounds more and more. And FINALLY she is getting some teeth!!! Her TOP two teeth are just starting to break through her gums. Pictures to follow when they are in enough to capture some day. (If she lets me). She still has no interest in trying to stand. When we try to stand her up, she still just brings up her legs and bends her knees to try to sit down. I don"t know how she will ever learn to walk!! She also still has no interest in eating. I get a few bites of baby food down her once in a while but she doesn't really want it.

The good news is that I FINALLY met someone in town with a little girl with Ds and she knows of a group here in Temecula. Her daughter is almost 5 so a little too old for playdates but maybe I will be able to meet someone at a group function eventually. The group is actually a group for all disabilities...not just Ds but it is a start.

In the next week or two, I need to take Ella back in to check her blood work...aaaggghhh!! But other than that, she seems to be doing great!!!





Ella thought you all would like to look at
her tonsils in this photo!!



17 comments:

Adrienne said...

She is just sooo cute!!!! I love her mimic wave-adorable! You can't help but smile when you see a picture of Ella!

Heidi said...

I just love looking at pictures of Ella - she brings a smile to my face every time I see her!

Mimicing is so great! She is probably so focused on communicating that she doesn't have the time or energy to work on gross motor skills. That happened/happens with Joel except the opposite way. He loves working on gross motor skills but not communication!

Hope you have a good week!

Kim said...

Getting SO big!
Mattie's playgroup is for children with all disablities although most have ds. Oh and Mattie still isn't walking! She loves to stand and take about two steps with the right foot but won't move the left at all. I'm sure Ella will be walking right there along Mattie!
She is such a ham!

ABandCsMom said...

So cute! Can't believe she is 17months old now. Wow, time flies!

Lacey said...

She looks a lot like her daddy. Jax finally got teeth about that same time. But let me warn you, his took FOREVER to come in. They would come half way in and stay like that for months.

Heather said...

Smart little love aren't you Miss Ella.Love your new tricks and love your cute piggies today.Thinking of you as you head into the next blood draw.Wish you didn't have to my friend.Love from Camarillo.

Tina said...

Once again Ella made me smile, can anyone help but smile!! happy 17 months birthday dear sweet Ella. Pray all is well at your next blood draw. Saira is getting her blood tests done this week too and I hope all well here!

Michelle said...

WOW 17 months...I keep saying she is still 15 months...gosh where does the time go??! Beautiful as ever she is and finally some teeth..woohooo. Preslie is still 'gummin' it for now! So glad you found someone else in town! That's a start, right?! Prayers for good counts at the next blood draw!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

I love her HUGE smile with her cute pigtails :) happy 17 months, ella!!!

Emily said...

Wow big girl! The big 17 months mark already! CRAZY! Can't wait to see the cute teeth pictures in the near future!

The Lehnick Family said...

Happy 17 months! Gosh, time is sure flying by...we will be there on the 18th of this next month! CRAZY! Ella puts a smile on my face everytime I see her! What a doll she is...and soo, so smart!

Anderson Family said...

Oh she is so cute and always brings a smile to my face. Carter is working on four teeth right now and he is not the most happy camper. I love her pee eww wave - so cute that she does the same thing. I am glad you found someone in your area - that is definitely a start. Can't wait to see your next pictures of her because they are always so cute!

Kele said...

Love coming by to get my Ella fix... sooooo stinkin' cute that girl! Thanks for the update on her!!

stephanie said...

Gosh time is flying by! Love that girl of yours! Smart little cookie!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Oh, look at her waving her little hand! Too cute. I just imagine her thinking "Peee yeww!" She definately put a smile on my face. :)

Lori said...

She is just too cute! Seriously - her smiles are just so infectious. I bet she is even cute when she is crying =)

Sharon said...

Adorable! Brennan just recently deccided that putting wieght on his feet was an okay thing to do....it just happened one day. I'm sure Ella's will soon, too.

My local group is for kids with various diabilities and I love it and hope you will, too.