Jan 18, 2009

Ella Update

Watching her grow is so fun. During her awake times she's quite alert and content. She has tummy time and I put toys in front of her to look at. We also read. Her favorite book is Brown Bear, Brown Bear. She smiles every time I read it. Her favorite pictures to look at are the dog and the sheep because they are in black and white and that's what she sees in. She inquisitively looks around all the time, often staring at high contrast things, faces or light. If objects and faces are close enough, she tracks with them when they move. She's starting to find her voice. Before the last few weeks it was either crying or grunting when she made sounds. Now her sweet little voice shows up every now and again with adorable little coos.

Here's a picture of her facing me, leaning against my legs. She just sits, quite content, looking at me and looking around. Ooo, she just looks so scrumptious!When I lay her on my chest, she's super strong and picks her head way up and stares at me with those beautiful wide eyes.Here's one of her "What the heck?" faces.
Here's sort of a picture of a smile (it's hard to tell 'cause my finger is in the way). Its not a full blown smile but they're hard to capture on film!


Cheryl said...

Oh my gosh! She's growing and changing so fast! I haven't seen her in so long because of this darn cold. I miss her and you so much, and can't wait to see you guys!

shannon said...

I can TOTALLY see that smile!