Sunday, August 30, 2015


Ella woke up at 5:45. I nursed her and put her back in her crib.  She played with legos and maybe eventually fell asleep. Then she woke up and played with legos more. I kept hearing her talking on the app. At 7 I went in and get her. I couldn't sleep with the app sound on and her talking but if I turned it off, I'd sleep and sleep through crying when she eventually cried anyway.   She was happy and pleasant.

We went for our run near 9:15 AM.  Ella whined a lot more than normal. I'm not sure why.

We went to a pool party. Dave even went.  When we were getting ready, Ella was so happy to be in her swim outfit. Then she wouldn't let go of Dave or me. I think she was afraid that we would leave without her. We were there about an hour and a half.  Ella was shivering and so cold in the heated pool.  She got a lot more familiar as time went on.   She learned to kick. She even would say "kick. kick. kick."  There were a lot of older kids there and she liked to watch them.  She liked to climb out of the pool.  She would sit on the edge and grab on to Dave's hands then lean in to go into the pool.  She liked to be thrown back and forth between us too.

Ella got so tired.  I did get her to eat a little bit at home before she napped.  She napped almost 4 hours.
The evening was the same old stuff. She was asleep for the night at 9:20.

I ran in my new hat (then I lost it at home)

Friday, August 28, 2015


Ella woke up at 6:10.  This felt so early to me. I could not fall asleep so I got less than 3 hours of sleep and that was broken up because Poly woke me up in the middle.  Ella really wanted to nurse. Weaning is tough business.

For the first couple hours, Ella was pretty much miserable. She kept whining and crying and it was not cool. So we decided not to go anywhere fun. I decided to go for a run at 9 with the neighbors since Ella likes her runs. Wouldn't you know we get on the run and then Ella is happy and she's such a pleasant kid for hours after we get back.

She is eating so much lately. She's having quite the growth spurt. I need to weigh and measure her to see.

She went to bed for her nap near 2 PM.  I used my computer a bit. I went to go nap but couldn't fall asleep. It was too hot. I started a new show on Netflix called Leverage. I started it because it was suggested based on Burn Notice.  I also snacked.  Ella napped for a little over 4 hours!!!

We turned on our A/C to test it out. The temperature went up in the house after a half hour of it on. I checked and the A/C unit outside wasn't even running. The fan was running but just blowing air not cold air. Dave checked the electric usage and after we turned off the A/C our usage went down 800 watts.

Ella snacked, we hung out, I cleaned, she ate dinner, we played. She went into her crib around 9:30 and fell asleep around 10.  I cleaned some more. I wasted time on my computer and on facebook. I stayed up later than I should.  I just wasn't tired. I drank Diet Pepsi and the caffeine actually made me not tired!

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Ella woke up at 6:30. She drank milk instead of nursing in the morning. I forget what day exactly she stopped nursing in the morning but then there were a few days after the 1st where she woke up at 5 and I nursed and got her back to sleep so it was like she sort of got a morning nursing session then.   She is not a happy camper.

Ella likes to hang out in bed and use the covers. She also likes to just wear her gutchies and no other clothes. Once she figured out how covers work, she likes to sit with them on.

She's on her 7th or so day of being "Growth Spurt Ella."  She eats a lot. I like it that she is less picky and less messy.

Ella was climbing at the park and taught a 17 month old to climb up the ladder. The grandpa never let the girl climb up it before but I guess she had to do it because Ella did.  Someone had a toy lawnmower and Ella loved it!

I gave Ella a chocolate covered pretzel crisp and she got quite chocolaty.

The rest of the day was nothing spectacular.

Ella needs some work on her selfie skills