Eleanor Love ~ 3 months
This little firecracker right here... She is growing and advancing so fast these days! Her eyes have changed from blue to green. My little green-eyed beauty! I'm curious to see how much she weighs and how much she has grown since her two month checkup. We will find all of that our at her 4 month checkup next month.
Eleanor is very verbal, she constantly "talks", jabbers, and coos to us (as seen in the above picture). This little girl adores her big brother, and he adores her, too. She is really starting to interact and play with the baby toys she has hanging from her swing as well as her car seat. I think she is also starting to teeth, although I haven't felt anything sharp on her gums to suggest this. Just lots of slobbering whilst chewing on her teething toys. Oh, and also, she rolls her tongue around. Chewing and sticking it out. She can pronounce her "M's". Every now and then she yells, "MmmA!" I'm thinking, like her big brother, her first word might be Momma!
little, but significant, 3 month milestones: holds head up for long, extended, periods of time by herself like she's much older than she is; loves playing with her toys that hang from her swing and car seat. She uses hands and eyes together when looking at a toy and reaching for it; she still scoots and crawls on her stomach during tummy time and while lying on her stomach when being held. Eleanor still stands upright on both legs, pushing downward, while being supported by us holding under her arms, for 10 seconds [now]; This baby girl is FULL of smiles, especially at her older brother, Ezra; has found her hands loves sucking on her thumb, mostly to self calm; Coos and "talks" during interaction- she gets so loud when she's talking! She "talks" the most to me and to Ezra. She has laughed out loud once, and gives little giggles [mostly] when Ezra holds and talks to her; She also still loves to look at herself in the mirror, she "talks" to herself, too; Still turns head toward sounds and voices (especially Ezra's voice) and pays close attention to them; Eleanor knows exactly when I walk in to the room. Her face lights up with a huge smile! Which, of course, makes me feel amazing!; Eleanor becomes bored with most activities, she likes change; she also recognizes people by voice and their face; she rolled over once during tummy time. We are still working with her on that!
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