My little Ella girl has grown so much! She has already outgrown a handful of pajamas and onesies. When she's awake and happy she will lay on her back and kick kick kick and kick while cooing, squealing and smiling. She has the best smile. She loves her kick and play piano because of this, and smiles at her reflection in the mirror hanging above her, she's started to bat at the toys quite a bit now too.
If you smile and talk to her, she'll usually smile back her cute little crooked grin. Sometimes while she's sleeping, she'll laugh like Sheldon from the big bang theory, a breathy-inhale laugh and then let out a couple of smiles, it cracks me up every time. She has beautiful blue/gray eyes, long full eyelashes and very faint eyebrows.
She has the loudest gas I have ever consistently heard come from a baby. When that girl toots it sounds like an adult! She does not like to sit in a wet diaper. She will get enormously fussy, so you change her, then as soon as you sit down with a clean bottomed baby, she'll noisily fill her diaper and then just look so content...until she realizes she's once again sitting in a dirty diaper... then she'll get fussy again.
She loves to snuggle, but doesn't like to be swaddled. She loves laying in her side-sleeper and looking up at her mobile. She loves when you read to her, so much so that Ryan reads the Jurassic Park out loud to her almost everyday. I sing to her often, and that always makes her smile, her favorite song seems to be Edelweiss.
She is not picky on who can rock and hold her or feed her a bottle if I want a break from nursing. She doesn't mind the bottle at all and eats like a pro. When she's sleeping, I'll usually find her in the "touchdown position" both of her arms up next to her head.
She can't hold her head up on her own quite yet, but she loves to sit up against someone and look around the room, watch the TV or stare at Grandma's quilt.
We love our little girl. She is so sweet and so beautiful. I am amazed when I look at her and think "I made you!" So incredibly cool, weird, amazing, surreal and wondrous all at the same time.