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I know, I know. Weeks upon weeks without a post! It’s disgraceful. Let’s hope that Eleanor inherits her work ethic from her Mom rather than her Dad. But I pledge to do better.

A lot has happened since the last post. But in the interest of actually publishing content, I’m going to start small. I’ll begin with the most recent information.

Ellie turned four months old last week. She went to the doctor today and had a perfect check-up. She is 15 pounds, 11 ounces of cuteness. She is 24 ¾ inches long. And she is reading on a seven month level.

Last weekend Eleanor went on her first swing ride. I’m not sure she really knew what to make of it at first. But I think that she ultimately enjoyed herself. Through the magic of Internetronics™, you can experience it for yourself!

I’ve also posted a number of new pictures in various locations. I finished off the Month 4 gallery with a few more pics, and then started the Month 5 gallery.

I have also created a separate gallery for pictures from Eleanor’s Naming Ceremony. I will go into more detail about the ceremony another time. It was such a wonderful day that it deserves its own post. But you should enjoy the pictures now.

In general Ellie is doing great. Every single day she becomes more and more aware of the world around her. She gazes at people, observing their every action, and seems to be especially fascinated by other little kids. She is also getting much better at manipulating objects with her hands and feet, and has a 86.375% success rate at getting things into her mouth. And she is still sleeping through the night.

Alright, I feel better now that I’ve posted. I’ll have more to say soon. By the way, would anyone be interested in some sort of notification system? Say, for example, you could sign up to have an e-mail sent whenever I update the blog? That way you wouldn’t need to fruitlessly check the site when I haven’t updated. Just a thought.

Baby, Blogging

  1. Travis Bradshaw
    June 7th, 2006 at 01:18 | #1

    Hey Joel, regarding the email update notification. In theory, that should redundant since you already provide an RSS feed of your blog. For instance, I’m notified almost immediately via BlogLines and readers with modern email clients (say, Thunderbird) can probably subscribe to your blog already with their mail client.

    Some of your readers (maybe some less computer saavy family) might appreciate the notification, but that would really just be a matter of their personal usage habits rather than a shortcoming of your existing blog.

    Eleanor is adorable, btw.

    — Travis “Ash” Bradshaw

  2. June 7th, 2006 at 06:23 | #2

    Thanks, Ash!

    You are exactly right about the RSS feed. It should be fine. But I’m willing to bet that the majority of my readers do not even know what it is.

    And I have to confess that I don’t even use it, myself… for ANY website/blog. I guess I’m just retro.

  3. Velarian
    June 15th, 2006 at 22:37 | #3

    you have surpassed my level of nerddom, so i have no clue whatchur talkin bout

  4. Joel
    June 16th, 2006 at 05:54 | #4


  5. Joel’s sister
    June 23rd, 2006 at 12:56 | #5

    umm. yeah. I don’t know what that guy’s talking about. it scared me a little, to tell you the truth. a notification would be great!

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