Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Friday, July 27, 2007

she sits.

last night i was holding ellie, and she's so solid and big now. i thought about how in just a couple weeks she'll be six months old. i can't believe that. my tiny love is almost half a year old.

on tuesday, my sister sent me photos and video (yes, wonder babysitter) of ellie sitting up at my mom's house. she had been trying to sit for awhile, but would always fold in half. her tummy muscles weren't strong enough to hold her upright. well, tuesday she sat up for a long time with laura - she was freaking out. then wednesday i went to the mall with penny and amy and the babies. the whole time we were on the playplace, ellie sat up and watched the bigger kids play. she giggled at them and also, i do believe, contracted a cold. but i digress...

this is her this morning in her nursery and in the tub. no more infant sling for miss ellie. she can catch herself if she starts to lean forward or back. she can reach for toys and look all around without falling. looking up is still a little tricky, but she's working on it. i'm officially marking tuesday on her baby calendar as the day she sat up for the first time.

of course, she doesn't get to sitting up on her own yet.

it's only a matter of time...


marme said...

I can't believe it! I was just thinking yesterday, how old Landon was when he sat up and how it ought to be just any day...

kj said...

omg! she's the most beautiful baby i've ever seen in my life! i can't believe she is big enough to sit up. make her stop! MAKE HER STOP!

i love you both! thanks for sharing the pics!

jaronxaveryxano said...

ok - I already tried to leave you a comment, incriminating myself for blog spying.
I will just have to re-admit that I, too, have been going incognito on your blogs and gleaming tasty morsels for myself.
I love to read everything you write because it is so perfectly stated. Then I discovered that you are, in fact, a writer. So I felt a little better about my chicken-scratch!
I do think that your little bundle of girl is just oodles of cuteness, and I really like the pink dress, I also am a fan of asparagus ferns and own one myself - you know, you just can't kill those things!
Too much spying?? LOL!!!