Little Miss Eleanor Love turned five months old yesterday. She was all smiles during pictures. Probably because big brother was taking her pictures, too, with his toy camera- ha ha! I have tried to list all of her milestones below. She changes and advances so much from week to week. So far, she's on par with big brother Ezra! (not that we're comparing) Although she is just now five months old, she's wearing NINE month old clothing! Talk about breast milk healthy, she definitely is!
Eleanor's five month milestones: Eleanor responds to her own name. We either call her "Eleanor" or "Ellie". When lying on stomach, she pushes up to elbows. Can hold a toy and shake it and swing at dangling toys. Rolls over from tummy to back & back to tummy! Pushes down on legs when feet are on a hard surface (since 1 month old). When standing, she can support her weight on her legs and sometimes bounces. Recognizes familiar people and things at a distance and really watches faces. She even fell asleep in her Uncle Josh's arms the other night! Uses hands and eyes together, such as seeing a toy and reaching for it. Reaches for toy with one hand. Responds to affection, she's very lovey. I get all kinds of caresses on my cheek while nursing her and she also gives some pretty aggressive kisses! Definitely lets you know if she is happy or sad! She started babbling at four months. She babbles with expression and copies sounds she hears. Still says, "Mommy" and not Momma. It sounds like, "Mom-meee"- too cute! Babbles her Mmmm's and Bbbb's. Copies some movements and facial expressions, like smiling or frowning. My favorite being the BIG pout she does by sticking her bottom lip way out! Likes to play with people, she always plays with us, but also plays with others she's around. Especially her big brother, Ezra! He plays so gentle with her! She loves playing peek-a-boo and laughs really hard while playing it, too. Knows familiar faces and begins to know if someone is a stranger. Loves looking at herself in the mirror, always giving big smiles to herself! She brings objects to her mouth, I think out of bot curiosity and teething! Constantly tries to get things out of her reach. Especially my food, if I'm holding her while eating! She's a supported sitter. I'm working with her on sitting by herself.
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