Friday, August 5, 2011

11 Weeks

Eleanor is 11 weeks old today!

This past week has seen a major development. Eleanor figured out how to move her hands up to her mouth. Chewing on her fingers is now her absolute favorite thing, as you can see from these pictures.

Her head and neck control is getting really great. She is able to hold herself up and look around while in my arms. She has started moving her body a lot more and is gaining mastery over her top half. Now when she is done being in the sling she pushes up with her elbows and lifts her head high as if to say, “Ok, get me out of this thing!” She has also started showing a preference for her daddy. When he comes home from work she smiles at him and leans towards him. At first I thought her leaning was just a fluke, but she’s done it now three days in a row! She wants to go to daddy! I hand her over and the two of them head to her nursery for a sing-a-long. She likes to hear Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and The Wheels on the Bus.

As for her lower body, she is slowly beginning to figure out her legs. She pushes against things with quite a bit of force and is starting to bear weight with them if you put her in a supported stand.

She still hates the play gym but likes the bouncy chair again, especially when I dangle her little Zoe muppet toy from it. She looooves looking at Zoe. I think it’s just a matter of weeks until she is reaching for her.

She eats a lot, sleeps a lot, smiles a lot, and chatters a lot. Our hearts are overflowing with love.

I finally figured out how to take half decent videos with my camera, so here are two from this week:

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