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

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

nine months.

ellie is nine months today. i can't post her nine-month birthday picture 'cause i have yet to locate my camera cord. i'm actually posting at delana's because we don't have internet. i promise to post more often as soon as i do.

this month ellie learned so much. she can play "where's ellie?" (aka peek-a-boo.) she claps. she dances. she stands alone. she eats anything and everything. she talks constantly and says ma, da, ba. a lady at hobby lobby stopped to admire her for like five minutes today, and told me, "you must talk to her a lot. she babbles wonderfully." i beamed with pride. i can't even begin to describe all the noises she makes. she got her first tooth, and now has two. her 6-12 month clothes are tight. i still don't know how much she weighs, but it's a lot. her feet hang out of her infant carrier, and i really should get her a big girl car seat. i'm trying to hold out for a four-door car... i feel like she actually plays with toys. you know, she knows what she's doing. i don't know if i'm biased, but i think she's really, really smart.

one of her big ninth month changes has been the move. she's been pretty happy except when it's time to sleep. she's getting better, but it's been a little different getting used to her new room.

i feel like there must be more.

there is. it's just there's so much. too much.

each day that passes breaks my heart for her tinier days and at the same time my heart overflows with excitement for that which is to come.

here are a few you haven't seen of e in month nine.


ree said...

Of course she's really, really smart!
....and cute, too!

beautiful chaos said...

she is oh so sweet!
And please forgive me for noticing that you color-coordinated your daughter's paci to her peacock costume...
You are too funny!

marme said...

That peacock is hilarious! no wonder she hated it! ;}