I know we are in for trouble, but it’s nice to see Ellie getting around on her own, touching everything she possibly can. Somehow she knows the things we don’t want her into, and those things become her focus. She has a new (to us) Fisher Price musical parade toy. It’s a little 4-wheeler with handlebars. Just about everything has a musical sound. There is a little keyboard on the front and she is getting good at pushing the keys. She has an appreciation for music at this early age so we think she will be a musical kid. Today she had a little play date with a baby that is about a year old and walking. Cami realized we have a long way to go to make our house kid-proof. Looks like we may have to box up all of our nice things and wait until she gets past the stage of pulling everything off of shelves. Ellie has already started this with our DVD collection. And I wouldn’t trade her for anything.
It’s so nice to hear the birds making their happy songs in the morning. The wooded area behind our house is getting greener each day and this whole season makes me happy. There are blossoms everywhere, and so many colors and sounds.
Ellie is doing well too. She just turned 6 months yesterday, and she has been making big strides in her abilities. She just cut two bottom teeth several days ago, and she is almost crawling. She scoots around backwards and gets stuck when she backs herself into things. It is a lot of fun watching her try so hard to move around.
This is a video from several weeks ago. She is doing a lot more now:
It’s amazing how time flies. Ellie is growing and learning all sorts of new things. She loves to smile, and listen to music. I help her out by playing songs on my guitar.
According to my calendar, the due date is two weeks away. Cami thinks Ellie won’t come for another week after that. I don’t know what to think. Cami’s blood pressure has been slightly elevated, but it doesn’t seem to be getting worse. If things continue as they are, she shouldn’t have any problems. She monitors blood pressure several times a day.
I’m pretty excited about the whole thing. Ellie just keeps growing and it’s cool to feel her move around. When we first found out Cami was pregnant we were excited, but it seemed so far away and surreal. Now it’s scary to think she is coming so soon, but thrilling at the same time.
It’s not much longer now. In fact, we thought she might be coming a week ago when Cami’s blood pressure was up at the doctor’s office. They prescribed modified bed rest, which means Cami can walk around, but most of the time she should be resting. If her blood pressure continues to rise, the doctors will induce labor and we will have our new one a few weeks sooner than we anticipated.
They were able to estimate her weight from the measurements, and she was at 6lbs 13oz. That puts her into the 63rd percentile. At our last ultrasound the tech was concerned that she wasn’t growing fast enough. At that time she was in the 19th percentile. We are very happy she finally decided to grow, and can’t wait for her to make her debut in the world.
Cami brought me along to her doctor appointment. When I saw the ultrasound, of course I had to try out my favorite new toy, my iPhone:
I was really amazed to see the baby moving so much. I get a little tears in my eyes when I think about it really being ours.