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April 15th, 2006

Today was gorgeous! It was a crisp and sunny 80°. A great day to enjoy the park with the family. My sister, Laura, also joined us. We took some great pictures that I am quite happy with. Check ’em out!

Over the past few weeks, Eleanor has really been coming into her own. First of all, she now flashes beautiful smiles at people when she’s in a good mood. It’s truly a moving sight for her mom and dad (and grandparents, and aunts, etc). She is also expressing herself verbally with various squeals, grunts, and prolonged vowel-sounds. Sometimes we know what she is trying to say. Sometimes we’re clueless.

As you can see from recent photos, Ellie is filling out quite nicely. That, of course, is a polite way to say she has totally chunked out! According to the doctor, her weight is in the 95th percentile for babies her age. But he also says that it means she is healthy and strong. He said, “Whatever it is you’re doing, keep doing it”. Sure thing, doc!

Eleanor has been fixated on her hands. Staring at them, sucking on them, whacking at things. She doesn’t exactly grasp at objects yet. It’s more of a pinching motion. She’ll pinch at our clothes, our hair, her hair, her ears. It’s so cute. (But then, I think everything she does is cute).

We’re working hard to get her on something of a fixed schedule. It’s not easy, but we’ve had some small successes. She’s also slept through the night a few times recently. We’re hoping that it wasn’t just a fluke.

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  1. Velarian
    April 15th, 2006 at 21:32 | #1

    yeah it was quite nice today…. but i wanna see cute videos of baby smiles and noises! i loved those last ones… awww she’s cute…

  2. Joel
    April 15th, 2006 at 21:34 | #2

    Damn, dude! That post hadn’t even been online 5 minutes, and you commented. I’m impressed.

    See you on Monday.

  3. Velarian
    April 16th, 2006 at 21:22 | #3


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