Drew's been sick all weekend. I don't think it's the flu (we've all three had the vaccine), but it's surely a bad cold. He stayed home all day Saturday and Eleanor & I went to Kayla & Braeden's basketball games. You know Drew feels bad when he sits still and naps off & on all day. Eleanor has been her normal happy self the last few days and for that I am happy. Drew's kept his distance, doing all he can to keep his germs from her. That means we are in the same room, but no hugs & kisses. (He's not a fan of feeling bad and especially disliking not snuggling & play with Eleanor.) Tonight we were upstairs and she was in her activity saucer. We've been trying to get her to wave to people, so for the last week we've been practicing saying "hi" and waving. Up until now she has just stared at us. Well, I thought she said "Hi" once, but I may have imagined it. Tonight Drew waved to her from across the room and said, "Hi". Eleanor smiled, waved one hand in the air and said, "Hi". I jumped out of my chair in excitement and grabbed my phone. I videoed for the longest time and Drew tried to get her to do it again. I finally put my phone down and then she did it again! Isn't that how it usually works? What fun! We'll see if she starts doing it with any regularity, but tonight it really seemed she was doing it with intention. I'm the momma & I say that her first word was 'Hi' at 6 1/2 months.
I made a batch of carrots for her today and she tried them this evening. We can't say they were an instant hit, but she tolerated 4 or 5 bites.
Each day with Eleanor brings new things and it's such fun.