It has been over a month since my last update. A long time in a baby’s life! Eleanor is now heading towards 5 months, and doing beautifully. She is still a pretty easy baby.She can now roll from back to front (although I have only seen the evidence of this, not the actual movement yet!) as well as front to back and can creep forwards about half a metre. During the day she sleeps on her tummy, and when she wakes we find her on her back, chewing a sheet, or doing this:
She doesn’t seem to be putting on much weight, but still has plenty of cute baby chub! We had friends visit from interstate this week; baby Zach is 5 weeks younger than Eleanor, but outweighs her by almost 2kg!Eleanor is starting to enjoy standing (while we hold her of course!). I remember James did this much earlier; we couldn’t keep him off his feet! She is also getting more balance in a sitting position, but is a way off sitting alone just yet.She also loves to be bounced; either on our laps as a game (which elicits delightful giggles) or on our shoulders, calming her for sleep. My fitball lives in the sitting room and gets a lot of use for the latter. She still likes to lie and watch us move around about her, especially James’ antics, although is happier still if I’m chatting to her at the same time. She also likes to hold her little toys - and moves they straight to her mouth. She's very dribbly!Eleanor is getting used to frequent cuddles from James. He loves to smother her (sometimes literally!) with kisses and cuddles, but gets a bit carried away about leaning on her, pushing and generally being a boisterous 2-year-old. She is very good about it all and puts up with a fair bit of rough play before the bottom lip wobbles, tembles and falls! Here he is changing her nappy!
We took her with us to a wedding reception a few weeks ago. She wore her first real dress and looked adorable, but wasn’t too keen on the crowds of people – although they loved her!