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here is a run down on the latest & greatest with eleanor:
she is 8 months old now.
she sits up really well.
she is not interested in crawling yet.
she loves to sing along with the music on her exersaucer & toys.
her favorite word is "dadadada dadada".
she smiles every time she sees buddy enter the room, or move, or yawn, or scratch...apparently he is really funny.
she loves looking at family pictures. they make her laugh.
she still has zero teeth & i am definitely ok with that!
she is finally enjoying baby food much more these days and she shakes her head "no" when she doesn't want anymore.
she loves mum mums & also water especially from a glass or a water bottle.
she takes a morning nap & an afternoon nap.
she nurses 5 times during the day.
oh and MOST IMPORTANTLY...she started sleeping through the night 1 week ago, 7pm - 4:30am, nurses and goes back down until 7:30am. once my body adjusts, i will drop that last feeding. before that, she was waking up 2-3 times per night. to be honest, it was just easier to feed her & put her right back down so i never let her cry it out. somehow, it took me 8 months to come to that decision that i was ready to let her CIO. she did so for 1.5 hours, most of that in blake's arms and has slept 10 hours straight every since. i seriously thought this day would never come for me!
we are headed on a road trip next week to georgia for the holidays.
buddy & eleanor will be with us.
we are visiting my grandparents for a few days in woodville & cherry log & then will be in savannah for a few days.
we have so much to be thankful for this season! what a blessed year we have had!
happy thanksgiving to all!!

8 months

miss eleanor had her first big cold this week.
she was a tough one getting to smile in this pic.
blake & i danced around, made every noise possible, sang, etc & all we got was a half smile with the eyebrows raised.
oh well...still a cutie!