Friday, April 20, 2012


Eleanor had her 4 month doctor's appointment yesterday. She is doing great and right on track with everything which made me really happy! =D I had heard that it was recommended that babies wait until they are 6 months old to eat solids. I always planned on giving her solids before 6 months, but I didn't think the doctor would talk about solids at her 4 month appointment. However, he recommended that we start introducing solids into her diet. Eleanor has been really interested in "big people" food for a few weeks now, and we have put a spoon in her mouth a few times to see if she would push it back out with her tongue and she didn't, so I knew she was ready. So, today I went out and bought some jars of baby food and some rice cereal. This is how it went:

I think she was a little confused and skeptical at first...

But in the end she did great, and she was happy and full!! =D

I also have a video of her first reactions to the cereal...but for some reason it wont let me upload I will try to add it later, it's pretty dang cute!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

4 Months

Wow, time is flying!! This month was the month of attitude. You know what you want baby girl and you are not afraid to scream bloody murder if you don't get it RIGHT when you want it. I'm starting to see a blossoming personality and it is really fun to watch.

You are getting your first tooth! Which means, you are drooling all over everything all the time...lovely. You are still eating and sucking on your hands, but you are also grabbing and holding toys now so you love to suck on those too. Basically, everything goes in your mouth...always. You can't grab or hold anything small yet, but soon we are going to have to worry about choking...not looking forward to that.

You learned to roll from your back to your tummy this month. You have also started scooting more and more. With all this new found motion, you have become extremely wiggly. When we feed you, you arch your back and make it almost impossible to hold the bottle in your mouth without you tumbling onto the floor onto your head. You just want to get up and go so badly. You have also started holding the bottle by yourself though you don't quite have the coordination to keep it in your mouth for very long. This creates a battle the entire time we are feeding you. You want to hold it so badly, but then scream and flail when it drops out of your mouth. Even when you are not trying to hold it you are so wiggly your hands end up knocking it out of your mouth anyways, which results in more screaming. We finally have to end up pinning your arms to your chest just to finish feeding you. You are just trying to grow up too dang fast.

You are interested in everything that is going on around you, even the tv. Your daddy and I were watching Toy Story 2 the other night and you couldn't take your eyes off of it. Whenever Jessie the Cowgirl came on the screen you would giggle and giggle, it was so cute. I can't believe you are already understanding and reacting to things like that.

You can seriously babble and gibber-gabber for hours now. I'll be cooking dinner, doing chores, blogging, etc...and you just lay there all by yourself talking up a storm. I don't know if you have imaginary friends or you just love talking to yourself, but it is so funny! I will miss your babbling so much when you  learn to talk, it seriously puts a smile on my face all day long.

Raising you is so fun baby girl, and even if your screaming makes me want to pull out my hair sometimes, one smile from you makes it all worth it! I love being your mommy so much!

Weight: 13.6 lbs. (33rd percentile)
Height: 25 in. (68th percentile)

(I know this is a different onesie, but she ended up spitting up all over the first one, so we had to change. Ha.)
 Don't let the first picture of this post fool you. Most of the pictures of this wiggly girl turned out like this.

Putting EVERYTHING in her mouth!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

EASTER (a little late)

Peter is all involved in law school finals right now so Eleanor and I barely see him at all these days. Therefore, Easter weekend was great because we got to spend time as a family. Thursday Peter and I went to the Pioneer Theater Company's performance of "Laughing Stock" and then on Friday we went Skiing. Peter's mom and sister babysat, and we were so grateful for some time together. Easter Sunday was filled with good food and fun family togetherness.

Eleanor in her Easter dress!

Easter Jammies!!
I'm excited for next year when Eleanor can search for eggs and get excited about candy. But this Easter was so great with my little family! =D