What do you cook for someone with two teeth? Tonight, it was sweet potato fries, baked chicken, and a mashed banana. She did pretty good. She even used her fork a couple of times, until she poked herself in the lip. She didn't eat very much, but she liked everything. Ella likes to sit in the kitchen when we are in there. But, if she doesn't have anything to do, like a book to look at, then she will definately be in the cabinets and drawers!
Ella really doesn't act like she's sick, you wouldn't even know she had a 102 degree fever if you didn't touch her. None the less, Jason and I have taken shifts staying home with her, he takes the morning and I take the afternoon. She really enjoys playing in the bathroom cabinets. I closed the doors with her inside once and she just sat there quietly until I opened it. Being with her during the day has provided a great opportunity to introduce her to the potty. We don't actually expect her to do anything, but we want her to become comfortable with the potty now, so it doesn't scare her in a few months when daycare starts encouraging it. I'm sure Ella won't appreciate these pics in a few years but right now, I think they are darling.
Ella has been sick this week, which seems like the theme of January, so there hasn't been much posting. The Dr. says its viral and as long as she has a fever she can't go to school but she can't have any medicine either, other than Tylenol. Anyway, it hasn't slowed Ella one bit. She loves crawling in and out of her car seat and now she can climb all the way to the top of the steps. I see baby gates in our future.
We had cancelled our Christmas together, due to everyone being sick. So, on New Year's day, everyone declared that they were well enought to get together. This was the last day that Ella was well for 2 WEEKS!
Our smart, sweet, compassionate and funny "big girl".
Lucy - 5 months
Our pint-sized princess! A little miracle! She is always happy. She has been diagnosed with Osteogenisis Imperfecta type V, also known as Brittle Bone Disease. She is just beginning her journey and she is already redefining expectations!