8 Months Old

Ellie turned eight months old a couple of days ago, so now she’s practically able to fend for herself. We like to put her down for bed and then go out and hit the town all night long. She barely notices we’re gone.

Okay, so that may be far from it, but it is amazing how far she’s come in eight little months. It’s been incredible to watch her go from laying around to rolling to rocking to crawling to standing.  It’s just starting to set in that she’s going to continue to amaze us for a long time. Today she was sitting on the rug in the living room and I sat next to her and rolled a ball over to her. She rolled it back to me and we went back and forth at least ten times. It really just blew my mind!

It’s not only been a big evolution for her, but huge for Brian and I in our relationship. Communication has been different and neither of us ever really feel like we get a moment to catch a breath, but we both know we couldn’t be happier.

Here are a few pics of Elle-Belle from the last week.


Pull Ups

Ellie’s been standing up for a few weeks now, but last night it got to a whole new level. We had our little baby gate set up and she pulled herself up to standing position on it and then reached up to the top and pulled herself up to her tippy toes. Brian and I just looked at each other with huge eyes and we were both like “did she just do that?!?!” I also have to elaborate on this baby gate for Brian’s sake. We were really against getting the baby gate, but we have to admit it’s been a huge help. We have a sectional that’s shaped like a “7” for lack of a better letter or number. We got the baby gate and set it up to connect the two ends so that Max (our lab/german shepherd) stays out while Ellie’s playing and she has no way to hurt herself.  I will have to get a picture of the setup soon for everyone, but it is pretty wonderful.

Here is a video of Ellie pulling herself up – and then eventually falling herself down.