Boy oh boy! These monthly milestone photos are getting more and more challenging to photograph because Ellea doesn’t wish to stay put long enough for me to snap a picture! At a whopping nine months old she is pulling herself up to stand on practically everything. She’s a very vocal girl; mixing up her consonants and vowel sounds all sorts of ways. She’s developed her pincher grasp and can feed herself. She’s less and less interested in breast feeding and loves to explore all the nooks and crannies of her home. She’s picked up a whole lot of speed crawling too. Her favorite activity is taking her books off their shelves.
This month I used one of Ellena’s pacifiers to denote her age. Her favorite pacifier are these MAM Pacifiers. I like that they have the special ones for sensitive skin which are great when baby starts to really drool. The necklace she pulled off my neck after a feeding and it kept her still enough for me to snap this picture! It’s a silicone necklace by “Chew Beads”, they come in all sorts of different colors too! I like to use this when I’m feeding her as she can grab and pull on it and when I’ve got her in her baby carrier when we’re out and about as it gives her something to chew on.
Nicole Olea’s love language is communication. She does this best using her keyboard as a freelance copywriter and editor. Creative and resilient with high-level experience in social media management, content creation, and eCommerce marketing, Nicole Olea was a professional volunteer, sharing her skills with various non-profit organizations who paid her in hugs. For the last 20 years, she’s lived a quasi-nomadic life, moving across the country and the Atlantic with her active-duty husband and their three kids. She’s awkwardly stumbling toward her goal of becoming a saint. She’s got God-sized dreams and wants you to have them too!