Ellie

Lisa took Ellie to meet Uncle Albert last weekend. Albert Einstein that is! Al is a little bit bigger than Ellie...

Ellie seems to have caught the cold that both Lisa and I had. Kinda hard to avoid that when both of us were sick. She's taking Infant Tylenol now, and she wasn't that sick to start with, just a lot of congestion, so hopefully she'll feel better soon.

Meantime, she seems to be enjoying the swing lately for the first time.

Those bears are fascinating! She really is starting to recognize her surroundings more now. She definitely recognizes me after I have been at work all day (a nice thing to come home to, that's for sure). We have a couple of rattles that she will follow with her eyes as well.
Next Tuesday, another first: Ellie's first airplane ride! I don't think we are looking forward to that so much... Hopefully it goes well. We're going down to Florida to see the Yankees play the Marlins in the World Series, so Ellie will get to see Mimi and Grandpa again.

Ellie seems to have caught the cold that both Lisa and I had. Kinda hard to avoid that when both of us were sick. She's taking Infant Tylenol now, and she wasn't that sick to start with, just a lot of congestion, so hopefully she'll feel better soon.

Meantime, she seems to be enjoying the swing lately for the first time.

Those bears are fascinating! She really is starting to recognize her surroundings more now. She definitely recognizes me after I have been at work all day (a nice thing to come home to, that's for sure). We have a couple of rattles that she will follow with her eyes as well.
Next Tuesday, another first: Ellie's first airplane ride! I don't think we are looking forward to that so much... Hopefully it goes well. We're going down to Florida to see the Yankees play the Marlins in the World Series, so Ellie will get to see Mimi and Grandpa again.

Ellie makes it clear where her allegiance lies for tonight's Game 7 between the Red Sox and the Yankees.

Let's go Yankees!!!!!!

Ellie makes it clear where her allegiance lies for tonight's Game 7 between the Red Sox and the Yankees.

Let's go Yankees!!!!!!

Ellie only gained about 7 ounces since her last weigh-in two weeks ago, so we are a little bit concerned by that. But we figure that she has been screaming more than usual and using up a lot of energy, plus we, the parents, were both a bit sick last week, so it probably didn't help that we didn't have much energy to deal with her. Anyway, we're trying Mylicon drops, in case it is related to her spitting up a lot. We're also going to try feeding her more often.
The digital camera ran out of batteries while we were out apple picking, so unfortunately we didn't get any good pictures from that. I'll try to get some new ones up soon, probably of Ellie cheering on the Yankees!

I haven't done much in the way of updating you on the kinds of things Ellie has been doing because, frankly, there hasn't been a whole lot to tell. It's mostly eat, poop, cry, sleep. But lately, she has started to vocalize more. Instead of just crying, she makes funny "ooga" and "plbgth" noises more often. I think she also recognizes faces too. Especially when I am at work all day and come home, Lisa will bring her over and she will look at me with her eyebrows raised like "Hey, I know that guy!" This morning, she stared at Lisa for a good long while, making lots of faces (we're still attributing those to gas/movements). Lisa taught her to do the YMCA, and Ellie seemed to have a lot of fun with it.
Ellie also seems to be on a pretty good schedule with eating and sleeping. During the day, she eats a lot, every couple of hours or so. At night, she usually sleeps about 5 hours before waking us up to eat. Can't complain about that (knock on wood). She has been a bit crabby lately, but the doctors and everyone else tell us that the worst of it is six weeks, after that, it gets better. We can't wait till Ellie turns six weeks old on Friday.

Here's Ellie, aka Superbaby! She loves being carried around like a football. We think it feels good on her tummy...

We got a very nice picture of Ellie and the Ratkowski grandparents this weekend.

We also got to take a break from the crying baby to go see "School of Rock". Maybe it's just because we haven't gotten out to the movies in a while, but it was a very funny movie, I recommend it.

My mom, who will now be known as "Mimi" (it's a Florida thing, I guess), was up for a visit last weekend. Ellie got a lot of quality time with her, including a couple of early morning feedings (thanks Mom!).


What a cute picture!


But it wasn't all smiles and laughs.