Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Monday, August 13, 2007

six whole, "sturdy" months.

we took ellie to the doctor today for her six-month checkup. she's 26 inches. she grew two inches since four months. and she's 16 lbs. 11 ozs. she's gained nearly seven pounds since four months. sheesh.

dr. ashworth said she's a champ at sitting up. also that she's ahead on speaking consanant syllables like you saw (sorta. more like heard.) in the previous video. dr. also said it's, "obvious she likes to be in the middle of things." kidding. oh, and she said she was, "sturdy." another no kidding. she had to get four shots again this time, but she cried for only about five minutes (compared to about 15) because her daddy was there to hold her. she loves her daddy. she can eat anything she wants besides egg whites and honey, including soft stuff that we're eating at the table! i can't believe that. she also said we can start her on a sippy cup. my tiny baby using a cup? i can't believe that either.

time flies, man. like faster than a speeding bullet.

i can't believe she's mine. i was holding her before laying her in bed tonight, and i thought, "i have a daughter..."

that realization hits me every now and then like a ton of bricks.

oh, the good fortune.

the photos of her pink dress and the bathrobe are from this weekend. kylah, do you remember buying that dress? and not that long ago? it seemed so big... the rest of the photos are from tonight, her birthday.

i love you, ellie belle. it's an honor to be your mommy.


kj said...

she can't possibly be fitting into that dress! she shouldn't be that big, yet!

but she is so cute and i just want to touch those little, chubby cheeks.

precious girl.

JAC said...

These pictures of this precious little angel are the very reason I come to check out your blog. She is totally beautiful and I would love to hold her and just look at this little doll baby. Enjoy - she's growing up very quickly.

marme said...

I don't have to hear these and they are drop dead GORGEOUS!

Sorry Ellie girl, grama and pa forgot to say happy 6 mo birthday cause we were all wrapped up in our 30th!

how rude! you always come first!

we can't believe your 6 mos old already. before you know it you'll be fitting into that birthday dress grama got you for your 1st bd!

marme said...

pa says "purty soon you'll be able to come stay with pa and grama by yourself without mama and daddy!