Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Elle Updates

I do feel badly for not posting any baby news in the last two weeks or so. It's really be so doggie focused here and I've spent a lot of time grieving.

Elle is doing fabulously. She is such a happy, laid back baby. She's also a much bigger baby than Ali was at her age. Elle is currently 6 weeks. I go back to work in 3 more. I can't believe it's so close! The time has gone by so fast, but really they've just been very full weeks. We had one with three snow days, followed by another with Ali home sick for two, then this week we'll have three more snow days most likely. I'll update on that as the week goes on.

But, back to babies. The differences between the girls is pretty amazing. Ali was just so tiny and still is a very petite girl. Here's a good example.


 Alice at 3 months                               Elle at 5 weeks

Yep, same outfit, quite a bit of difference on when they wore it.

I do love that Elle is smiling already, she's so stinking cute and lights up at me with a big silly grin.

She smiles at Ali too and that's just adorable because Ali LOVES it. She's such a great big sister and loves to sit with the baby and help feed her or hold her. She pets Elle's head or belly and tries so hard to sooth her when she is fussy.

The best part, Elle's currently sleeping from 8:45 or so at night until anywhere from 2-4 in the morning. She's slowing working towards the 4 am time frame but occasionally still gets up at 2 or 2:30. She's a great eater and I think being larger than Ali was, she's making that 6 or 7 hour stretch at night pretty easily. Ali was a good sleeper too, but it did take her longer. It was 9-10 weeks before she was able to go 7 or 8 hours. Elle is pretty much there already, just not consistently.

She's such a good snuggler.

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