Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Ella had her 6 month doctor visit.
We went to Trader Joe's right after the doctors.

I went to see Dr. Kim since near my incision was swelling up a lot in the mornings. It was actually nothing. I did learn that the pathology tests came back and it was not cancer!  The cyst was 3.5 x 2 x 2 cm.

We went to Target directly after the doctors.

{Old post. That's all I wrote. I was going to elaborate but it's something!}


Ella slept until 6. It was nice to sleep in except I didn't really. My body really wanted to nurse and that kept waking me up!  Ella still only slept 8 hours. She was up late.    We hung out and woke Dave up and hung out more.  I can't get over how much room there is in a king bed. I am also a little more comfortable with her in a bed so close to the ground.

She seemed ready for a nap but she did not go to sleep. We were trying sleep training for naps but after a half hour we gave up. I got dressed and we went for our run. She fell asleep a few minutes into the run.  She napped about 40 minutes. Too bad she didn't stay asleep after I got home though.

I showered with her in the pack n play. She didn't cry this time. She just whined a little. It probably helped that she could see me the entire time and I kept handing her new things. She did really cry when I got out and wanted to get dressed before holding her.

Then we started cleaning. She was very needy so I was holding her and cleaning and that really made my back hurt worse.

Ella was not interested in eating again. She pulled the bowl off her highchair that was suctioned on and that was fun for her.

She went for a nap near 1:30 and I cleaned up then relaxed a little. She slept until almost 4:30!

We had meatball hoagies for dinner. They were good. Ella loved them.

She had a tough time falling asleep. It was sad.

These noisy pans scared her when she moved them.

 As you can see when I was cleaning up and doing dishes, she was adding to my mess.

The pics are out of order!


Ella slept until 8 and woke up so happy.

I went to Safeway in the morning to buy milk so I could eat more peanut butter cake.

She napped early.

She opened more presents.

We did recycling and then hit up Wendy's.  She loved ketchup. She wasn't a fan of the chicken nuggets. She just ate the ketchup off her fingers.

She played by herself and I watched TV. I really enjoyed the break. I got out my laptop to blog and then it didn't go so well.

At one point I had gold fish and Ella grabbed the closed container. She kept shaking it. I thought she wanted some. I asked her and she shook her head. I didn't believe her and opened it and got one out and gave it to her. She didn't want it and then put it back in the container. I guess I should have believed her.

Around 7:30 I got water and she seemed to want some. Then a few minutes later I went to give her more and she kept pushing it away.  Then we did bedtime routine and she was asleep within 3 minutes.


Ella woke up at 7:45. I think she woke up with she heard the toilet seat clang too.   She slept almost 12 hours!
Then we went to run with Beth and Gio. They didn't have time to play but we hung out for a little after just standing at the car.

I got home around 10 and Dave was just waking up!  He worked for 2 hours then he went for blood work then he went and picked up lunch for him. I said I had leftovers. I didn't eat when he did because I was getting Ella snacks.  I thought I'd eat during her nap but I did not because I slept the entire 2 hours.   Ella and I did tons of playing prior to her nap. I did some dishes and stuff too. I also did laundry.

I did enjoy my 2 hour nap.  Then after the nap, Gio and Lily came over for a bit. Almost immediately after we walked to the park and played a little before it got dark. Then immediately after that Divya and Arya came over. We made hand print ornaments in clay. That took a long time. We had to redo them a few times.

Then we ate. Then Dave came out to eat so we ate more.  Then I thought Ella wanted to go to sleep and we did bedtime routine.  After she nursed, she was so wide awake I knew she wouldn't sleep so I just brought her out to play.  We played. After about 40 minutes, Sharifa came over with her son to deliver the cake we ordered.  Ella and I talked to them for like 45 minutes.

Then Ella opened up a present that had arrived. She had a lot of fun for over an hour.    Ella loved the balls. Then we were teaching her to put them away in the bag. She had fun. She also had fun throwing them.  Then I held 2 and asked her to give the purple one to Dave. She did. I thought it was a fluke. I picked it up and swapped hands and asked again. She did it. She did it 3 times. Then I picked up a new color and asked to give Dave the yellow one. She did it. I couldn't believe this.  Then when it was blue's turn she didn't know. But I realized she might not know all the colors so I showed her blue ball and red ball then asked again. She was good. She wouldn't always be grabbing the ball form my same hand either.  One time she grabbed the wrong ball but then she threw it so I think she knew she was wrong. I don't get how she just learned colors all of a sudden. She got 8 of 10 right (or so).  On the last one I asked, she just looked like her brain was on overload so we stopped.

Then it was bedtime!

Then I started blogging. Dave played video games. He played them a lot throughout the day. I only got mad about it once.