Nicknames: Little Bear, Ella Bella, Wiggle Worm
Weight/Height: 20.8 lbs. and 30 inches
Foods: Ella has always been a really good eater. Joe told me that I need to look back on the posts about Jack, because I don't remember him being as good of an eater. She will try just about everything. She continues to have a sweet tooth and had no trouble digging into her birthday cake. Ella also wants to eat whatever we are eating and whenever we are eating. It makes it difficult to get a snack in, especially when it is something she can't chew yet. I guess I can only snack on nuts when she is napping!
Temperament: Ella continues to bring out more and more personality each day. She is quite talkative (even though it is just baby babble) and loves to follow her brother around. In fact, she has almost learned how to run. Sometimes Jack and I will chase her around the house and tell her we are going to tickle her. Usually this involves her trying to walk as fast as possible, while giggling, with Jack right behind her and his arms outstretched like a zombie. I am usually behind him and saying, "tickle, tickle." It probably looks funny, but we are having fun.
I also think Ella is pretty set on a schedule. She likes to take her naps at the same time everyday, eat at the same time everyday, and go to bed at night at the same time. She gets cranky whenever that schedule is off. I have to admit, I love the routine and consistency.
So that is a quick and simple monthly update of our little girl. I will write up another post this week about her birthday party. It was so much fun and turned out great. I love a good first birthday. Actually I think I am looking forward to each year that I get to have fun (small) parties for my kiddos. Well, it will be fun until the first sleep over!