Saturday, January 22, 2011
My dear Ellie Belly is 2 months old. I can't believe it. On the one hand she is getting so big; weighing in at 13 1/2 lbs and 22 inches long. She is growing out of 0-3 month clothing and will be in size 3 diapers next week. On the other hand I feel like she has been part of our family forever. The kids love having her as part of our family. We haven't had any of the normal issues of regression or jealousy. They all want to love on her, sing to her and play with her, but do a great job of respecting boundaries (and keeping her safe).
She has been smiling for about 2 weeks now and is ahead of the curve for holding her head up and putting weight on her legs. They all seem like such silly accomplishments, but I have waited (semi) patiently for each child to accomplish them. Eleanor already is trying to keep up with her siblings. I am happy to wait for her to roll over as long as possible. I'm enjoying putting her on the couch and not worrying about her.
Its been so great having a 5th child. Its so relaxing and fun. When Lainy Ann was born I was too worried about 'doing it right' to really enjoy anything. It was the same for Connor and William too. Alexander was my first 'fun baby'. But now Eleanor is a 'fun baby girl' which adds a whole dimension - clothes and accessories! Yup. I am playing dress up with my baby. And I am enjoying it. Just my luck, by the time she is 2 years old she will start asserting her opinion on what she should wear.