Thursday, February 02, 2006

Baby Talk

Almost Hair
Originally uploaded by bendblock.
For the first time in her life, Eleanor is ingesting foods that I have never ingested. She likes bananas, but doesn't care for the rice cereal or chicken. She learned quickly what a banana is and gets excited when she sees them. She will fed herself bananas, but not anything else. She does prefer her left hand at this point. Matt pointed that out tonight. Thanks to Aunt G, we discovered that Eleanor loves Peek-A-Boo. Although, if you wait too long (more than two seconds) between the peek and the boo she sometimes gets startled instead of giddy.

We went for a walk on a mountian bike trail on Sunday. Eleanor loved it. She kicked her feet and giggled with glee at the sight of the holly and the ivy. She loves being outside.

Tonight Matt sat Eleanor in her little chair and put his little keyboard in her lap. She throughly enjoyed playing it. She would even sing along as she played, sometimes hitting a note on the keyboard then matching that note vocally. I thought that was fun.

Tomorrow is Eleanor's half birthday and the day I get to stop taking blood thinners. We are going to celebrate by going to Arkadelphia (Matt's off work since he's working Sunday).

Eleanor now weighs 16 pounds and 10 ounces.

We leave for Atlanta on Wednesday. Let me know if you have any how to keep babies from screaming on planes advice.

I'm sure all of you will want to watch the two minute video of Eleanor "eating" rice cereal. You can find it by clicking on "Moving Pictures" on the right.


Anonymous said...

To keep Eleanor quiet let her nurse/drink during take-off and landing. Same concept as chewing gum. It usually works. Hope you have a good time in Atlanta.

jennie said...

I don't think you need to worry about Eleanor screaming on the plane. If it happens, it happens. I'm always amazed by people with mean expressions directed to the parents of screaming babies on planes. What else do they expect the baby to do? It's a new experience for them. If I didn't know better, I would scream, too! Planes are very scary.
Have fun on your trip!

the fanks. said...

I watched Eleanor's eating movie. She seems like she's working really hard to like the cereal. Silas likes his with vitamins in it. He lunges at the spoon or tries to grab it. I guess we'll start letting him feed himself rice cereal. *a

Amy & Brandon said...

HELLO! You guys are great... eleanor is adorable and I wish you were flying to Chicago instead of Atlanta.
I'm going to let you in on a secret... we were all raised overseas and flew in plains a lot... my mom was told to give the baby half a dose of baby's benedril (spelling?). It doesn't hurt them and lets them sleep... please don't think I'm a bad person... but look how i turned out!
And I do agree with Jennie... people who give mean looks to baby's screaming on planes are silly people and should be given the byndadril (spelling? I tried something different) instead.
I love hearing about your life... Give Arkadelphia our love.
- Amy