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Eleanor Pearl at Five Months

Time is flying, and our girl is already five months old.
She is so bright eyed and delightful.
She laughs at her brother all day long.
She is incredibly curious and always taking in her surroundings.
She is *this close* to crawling.
She pushes up and rocks back and forth.
Sometimes she even launches herself forward.
She can get pretty much wherever she wants by rolling.
Rolling and chewing, that’s how she spend her days.
Judging by the amount of drool and chewing,
I think her first tooth is not far off.
She loves to be worn in the Ergo or pushed in the stroller and is up for any adventure.
Floor time makes her happy, especially when it is outside on a blanket.
She is loving her “baby office”, and exersaucer from a consignment sale.  

Sweet Eleanor is still exclusively breastfed.
She refuses a bottle, so she is mama’s little sidekick wherever I go.
Sometimes I wish she would take a bottle, 
but I wouldn’t trade our precious nursing relationship for the world.  

We didn’t have a check up this month, 
so I’m guessing her weight is around 15-16 pounds.
Judging by her rubber band wrists and chunky little thighs
she is healthy and growing fast.
She wears 6-12 month clothes.
We are using cloth diapers almost exclusively, and it is so much easier now that the Bear is potty trained (except for nap & night).  One in cloth is WAY easier than two.  Captain Obvious, reporting for duty.
Every time she outgrows something, it breaks my heart just a little.

Our Pearl Girl’s eyes are still a bright, clear blue.
Her hair is still an auburn shade and her eyebrows are red.
I’m on the hunt for soft, handmade, red-haired dolls for Christmas.
Her natural mohawk went away this month as we battled cradle cap.

Ellie and Fisher are really starting to play together, 
and nothing is sweeter.
He loves to make her laugh.
I thank God every day for this precious angel baby.
She is sweet and beautiful and brings us such joy 
and we are so blessed to be her parents.   

Fisher at Five Months

 Here is our boy at five months.
His favorite activities right now:
bath time with Daddy
Mommy & Daddy serenading him
playing in his Johnny Jump Up and Exersaucer
walks around the neighborhood
being outside

 He is so curious and aware of his surroundings.  He tries to touch and grab everything, then stick it in his mouth.  We’ve had a few messes caused by curious little fingers.

His eyes are still a gorgeous blue grey.  
He smiles and laughs so many things.
A few examples:
me hiccuping
Jackson (our dog)
rubbing his belly with my face
when we smile or laugh
silly songs
This look may be a preview of the teenage years.
He does push ups like a champ, but still isn’t rolling over. 
I blame the giant noggin.
He babbles constantly, especially when wanting attention.  His little voice is so sweet, but he can get LOUD.
He sits up pretty well, but can come crashing down at any time without warning.  Most of the time the crashes don’t bother him at all.  I wish I could have posture like his.  
He is super easy going, and sleeps really well most of the time.  He sleeps from 7 pm to 7 am with only one feeding at 10 pm in between.  We are still exclusively breastfeeding, but are excited to start solid food soon.  
We fall more in love with him every day.