oh just stop it. stop it right now with those cheeks. that belly. that SMILE! those eyes. those eyes that smile all on their own. i just can't even...

and even though this post is 10 days late (she was two months on the 6th) it has to be noted because i can't be failing at this third child thing only two months in...right? right.

first of all, if you need to get caught up, you can find elli's birth story here.

and then her one month update here.

so, here we are, well into month two and i can't say i've ever come off that "high" of having a baby. i mean...sure i'm exhausted and sure i got super mad at sawyer for jumping on elli yesterday (don't get me started). bed time is an absolute shit show with my farmer working well into the night for corn harvest...so when i have to run it solo - yikes. but...does it get better than having three girls? THREE? maybe four. four girls could be perfect.

i joke.

let's talk about elli. let's talk about how everyone we encounter tell me how much kaye and sawyer look just like our farmer but elli...my elli girl looks like me. what is it? is it her double chin? her big belly? or just her super sweet disposition? all of the above. whatever it is, i'm just thrilled to finally have a kid that people say resembles me. it only took three tries.

but aside from her being so sweet and patient and an excellent car rider and just perfect, she continues to make our days brighter, full of love...and can always put a smile on our faces with her ear to ear grins.

nicknames | the baby (quite literal), sweet girl, elli

unlike our turtle and our bitty...elli has yet to get a nickname. she's just our elli-girl. this will make it easy for her to recognize when we're talking to her considering i don't think kaye and sawyer knew their true names until very recently.

size | girlfriend is clocking in at12 pounds! she just had her two month checkup and she's shot up like crazy. the nurse was puzzled by the growth so we weighed her again. and yes...12 pounds it is. that puts her in the 55th percentile - up from the 20th percentile last month.

her height is definitely plugging along too. she's pushing the toes in her 0-3 month clothing so i moved her into 3 - 6 months and she's much more comfy. she's in the 66th percentile there...which again is a huge jump from last month.

and her head? let's just say she has a big brain. like...super big. 93rd percentile. large and in charge.

sleep | sweet baby gal is so easy on me. during the day, about ever hour and a half, i'll rock her in my arms until her eyes are heavy. i'll give her a smooch on the forehead and tell her i love her. i do this because i really do love her...but i also want to make sure she's awake while i lay her down. and down she goes. i don't know if this trend of easy sleeping will continue or what...but for now i'm just soaking up all the ease.

at night time she goes down at about 6:30 pm and then i'll wake her at 10 for a nursing session before i go to bed. then i'll wake her again between 2 and 3 am. and that's that. her next nursing session is sometime between 6 and 7 am.

for now - i have a unicorn baby. just magical.

elli still smiles and laughs in her sleep and i hope that never stops.

eats | elli is still a great eater every three hours. she could probably go longer and may even prefer that...but i prefer every three. plus if i can get those cheeks just a little chubbier...i'd just love that. also...kaye and sawyer never had thigh or wrist rolls. i'd love to see what that looks like on our elli. so...every three hours it is.

she's finally done spitting up which is glorious. she had some terrifying (in my opinion, but apparently it's totally normal) projectiles there in the beginning...but we haven't seen any of those for awhile.

loves | our gal loves talking. she'll lock eyes and coo and chatter for as long as you'll let her. it's hard to stop because she just keeps smiling. (are you seeing a trend? she's seriously so so happy.) she likes watching me do my computer work and she really loves farming with her farmer.

dislikes | girlfriend definitely doesn't love when her sister's get in her face. kaye and sawyer think they are being sweet but really they are just way too close and way too loud. i remember a friend telling me she had to constantly tell her boys to back off...and that seems to ring true with elli's siblings as well.

the upside to this is her sister's absolutely adore her and are so willing to help me with whatever i need. i always ask if they want to help me change her diaper...and i know one day they'll take me up on it and then i'll be in the clear.

elli girl - you're too cute and sweet and more than we deserve. we're looking forward to thanksgiving and your first christmas...and of course ringing in 2018 with you. get your party pants on.