Moving + Baby Update

Things are a little crazy around our house but maybe I can share a quick update, and spam everyone with baby pictures. We decided to move - we are going to be moving from Delaware to South Carolina!

We had planned for Ellie and I to go there anyway, while Greg was in training, but since we are still waiting on news on that, we are all going down to my mom's house. Our apartment is getting too crowded and we both need a break from the schedule we were following. If we hear back that Greg's application went through, he'll go to military training, and if not we will probably stay in SC and look for a place down there. Either way, we will be moving this weekend!

Ellie has been up to so much, lately. I can't believe how much she changes so quickly.

She loves taking selfies with me.

She can stand pretty well on her own, with a little help for balance!

She can rotate 360 degrees on her play mat and tries really hard to crawl. Babyproofing will be needed as soon as we move!

Sometimes Google Photos makes gifs for me. She's trying to crawl!

The Exersaucer is her favorite thing. She will jump around and babble all day in it.

She loves her Sassy zebra and giraffe toys, and Greg loves to stick things on her head.

She also loves to rip out chunks of my hair, so it's up pretty much all the time.

She does really well sitting up on her own, until she falls over.

She's more interested in eating her bib and playing with her chair than actually eating her oatmeal cereal.

She loves to smile.

Sometimes she is SUPER happy to see me in the morning.

She saw her first snow storm and was very interested but wasn't a huge fan. I'm glad we had one big snowfall before we move!

She keeps growing! She'll be 6 months in 2 weeks, and we just bought 9 month jammies yesterday because she's too long for her 6 month ones.

Our sleep has improved, although you never know when babies are going to change things up. We may have to work on it again once we move - we've been doing some sleep training, which has helped us all get a little more sleep. If only I could sleep train my cat so she would stop clawing the door at 5 am for me to feed her.

Currently... March

My life is seemingly endless state of waiting, and mostly I complain a lot, but if you can't complain on the internet, where can you complain? Things are good, Ellie's good, Greg is probably going a little stir crazy watching her every day but is a great dad.

Feeling: Ready to get the show on the road! So, to catch you up to date and since I rarely post about it on here, Greg is trying to transition from Air National Guard to active duty, which I totally support. However, we've been trying to do this since he got back in August last year and it takes forever. We finally got the recruiter to get all the paperwork in a couple weeks ago, so now he says he's done all he can and we are waiting to hear if it was approved or not.

I have accepted whatever news we are going to hear - I just want to know! We are not sure how long till we hear back. If it's approved, we have more to do as far as getting dates scheduled for things he has to do, and if not, we've talked about a different plan that we are both fairly happy with and we will see how that goes. Ellie is only getting bigger and bigger, so either way, I'd like to move in the next few months (more to come on that as we find out more).

Trying: Ellie tried formula for the first time the other day. Her face was summed up like this.

I guess 5 months of boob milk means change is not easy. We're not changing to formula, but may try to supplement if we find one she likes, because I work full time and she's become bottle addicted. I am pumping even on the weekends now.

Reading: Double Dutch by Laura Trunkey. It's a book of short stories, which works well for me since I am having trouble getting invested in things. I've read the first story so far, which I liked.

Watching: I have not watching annnyything in forever (okay, since I started work), but Greg and I watched Passengers a while ago. I liked it, but the trailer made it seem more space thriller-y. I have a space thriller obsession (give me alllll the space movies), but this was like a space love story.

Playing: We got Ellie these foam mat things, because my mom was insistent that she needs to lie on the floor and play. OKAY, ALREADY, MOM! We have a tiny space with hardwood floors, so we couldn't just throw her on the floor. So we got these mat things. They are really cute and work well. The only problem is that Ellie has become so expert at rolling, she will hardly ever stay on her tummy. Her head totally makes her top-heavy, and her little legs pop up in the air behind her, and she rolls. She can't help it. It's cute, anyway.

Loving: This face, every day. This is the face I leave when I go to work.

Also, this is her face after she farted towards my face while I was eating a cookie.

Wishing: We could figure out this sleep thing. The last couple days we've started making some changes. So far, less hourly wake-up's and what we need to work on is how to avoid 3 am being a time to be wide awake, whacking toys in the pack n play.

I'm linking up with Kristen and Gretch for What's New With You, today.