Wow, I have been neglecting my blogging duties BIG time. Things have been so crazy lately. Peter and I went to San Francisco, then we went to Tennessee for 10 days, and then when we got home we had no internet for quite awhile. So, I am going to have to catch you up on two months of Eleanor's life.
Wow, it seems like so long ago that you were only 4 months old. You have progressed and learned so much since then.
You are definitely on the move now! You "army crawl" all around the room chasing toys and you can sit up all by yourself...until you topple over. If you are too tired to army crawl but you want something, no problem, you will just steam roll your body across the room to get it. I have a feeling from now on there is absolutely no stopping you.
Ever since you were born you have been coughing, but you have never had a cough. You fake cough all the time and we just roll our eyes and tell you that you don't have a cough and to quit it silly girl. However, I think we have finally figured out why you cough so much. Your daddy started beat boxing to you since the day you were born, and many of the sounds he makes when he is beat boxing sound like he is coughing. The other day daddy started beat boxing to you and you started coughing right along with his beat, and we made the connection. We don't have a baby who pretends she is sick all the time, we actually have a beat boxing baby!
You are rocking the solids and love every single taste that enters your mouth. You like fruit more the veggies, so if we give you the fruit first, you aren't too happy once we switch to veggies. But so far you are a great eater. You babble and babble and babble and have started to add inflection which makes it sound like you are telling us all a really important story, it is so cute! You love playing with toys and love playing with your toes even more. You have started to discover off limit things around the apartment, like the DVD player and the cords and light switches, which has made us realize that we need to baby proof our house very quickly.
You smile non-stop and you are such a well-behaved baby. People are always very impressed at how calm and happy you are and some are even convinced that we have installed an "off" button. HaHa. People love holding you and playing with you until you spit up all over them, then they quickly give you back to me. Though the spit up is terrible and not showing any signs of getting better, I just can't be upset about it when you flash a huge smile right after spitting up all over me.
I think my absolute FAVORITE thing that you have started doing is when you give me kisses. I will kiss your cheek and then look at you and ask if you will give mommy kisses. You excitedly open your mouth wide and put it right on my cheek, it seriously melts my heart every single time (except the time where you spit up at the exact same time all over my face...). And after you have done it once, you want to give me like a million more kisses after that, you think it is the funnest game, and so do I!
We are so grateful to have such an amazing baby, we love watching you grow and learn so much. Every day with you is an adventure and you are teaching me so much baby girl. We thank Heavenly Father for you every single day and we can't imagine our lives without you.
Weight: 15.8 lbs. (44th percentile)
Height: 27.3 in. (94th percentile)