It's true and I can't believe it! We're onto the second half of this little girl's first year and I'm speechless practically. Time goes by SO. FAST! We have been busy this past month, September flew by just as quick as it came! 😭

Blogging has been such an after thought, I feel so bad about not keeping up with it as much as I'd like but being a parent is the most exhausting and yet also rewarding thing I've ever done. I feel like the more kids you have, the more Mother's Days your awarded. Seriously, though I don't know how other moms do it but they are the real MVPs!

For Ellie's seven month update, she weighs about sixteen pounds and is growing chunkier by the day! I could literally eat those cheeks up all day long! 😍 She is working on cutting two teeth on her bottom gums. Its scary how sharp they are and it makes me forever thankful I am exclusively pumping still. I'd hate to be the victim of those chompers coming in. Along with teething, we're still boycotting baby food, and by we, I mean Ellie. I'm excited to see her eat real food because thats all she wants! 

Sleep is still mehhh. I've pretty much given up on crib transitioning. I don't care for any more advice and I've just thrown in the towel on pretty much every method of sleep training ever created. So it is what it is. Co-sleeping for the win I guess. Besides who wouldn't want to wake up to that sweet face every morning! I just keep telling myself to embrace the chaos and the middle of the night wake ups because one days she won't want to hang out with us and will no longer need her mama's cuddles to get her back to sleep. 💕

All in all we're doing just fine! Blessed beyond measures and living each day to its fullest. It was my birthday a few weeks ago and officially headed into my last years of my twenties. If that didn't feel like a kick in the gut waking up to, I'd be lying. I have to remind myself every so often that this is life and its happening right before my eyes. I get caught up on the 'next best thing' sometimes and its right here, right now. We didn't do anything special, which is what I requested. I had actually forgotten about it until almost a week beforehand so I scheduled myself to work, oops!  

My only regret is I wish I had thought about it and took off because I was super sad dropping Ellie off. I actually cried in the drive thru of Chick-fil-a. 😂 I didn't really want to do anything but be with her in that moment. Birthday or not, she's the best thing thats ever happened to Jimmy and I. I'm so excited to see her blossom into her personality in these up coming months and to see her first holidays through her eyes! 💝