Category Archives: E’s Development

Ellison Gray Monk-Bell

1 Year

We made it to the 1 year mark! It’s a huge deal. This past year has been the most amazing time of my life. Watching him grow and learn has been incredible. I’m so very glad he is here on … Continue reading

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11 Months

Big Moments -Playing pass with a ball. He throws it to us as best he can and he catches it when we roll it to him. -Lots more jabbering and talking. -So close to walking, but he won’t let go … Continue reading

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10 Months

Big Moments -First Halloween! He was a fireman and a monkey back-up in case something happened to the fireman costume. -Standing up for longer periods of time -His doctor said his mental development is 14 months -He’s feeding himself some … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

I wanted to do Halloween stuff with him since before he was born and we packed as many activities into this past week as we could. He had a great time, but he’s pretty worn out. I look forward to … Continue reading

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9 Months

Big Moments -Waving -Finding the fridge magnets -Clapping -Finally has a tooth breaking through -Standing up by himself! Likes -Itsy Bitsy Spider -Dancing with me -Exploring our apartment Dislikes -Not getting his way -Being tired -Being hungry Misc. -Went to … Continue reading

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8 Months

Big Moments -On the evening of his 7 month birthday, the day after his Daddy’s 29th birthday, he looked at him and said “Daddy… Hi!” -Sitting up by himself -CRAWLING! -Pulling himself into standing position -New word “No” -Cruising Likes … Continue reading

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7 Months

Big Moments -Held his bottle by himself -Sitting up by himself (with help to get started) -Standing up while holding the edge of his playpen -Jabbering -New words “Yeah” and “Mama” -Practicing shrieking -Tries to feed himself with a spoon … Continue reading

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6 Months

Big Moments -Eating solids! He eats a ton, just like his dad. -Sitting up and holding position by himself for short periods of time -Lots more giggling -Made a kissy face when Jon made one at him -Noticing the puppies … Continue reading

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5 Months

Big Moments -Playing games on Jon’s phone -Playing with my old toy piano -“Typing” on Jon’s old keyboard -Grabbing everything -Rolling all over the floor when I set him down -Working hard on sitting up and crawling -Working on giving … Continue reading

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4 Months

Oops, looks like my post went live before I was finished writing it. Oh well. The transition from 3 to 4 months has been a pretty busy time for Mr. Ellison. He’s been doing a lot of stuff and learning … Continue reading

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