We are a week from her first birthday and so yesterday I added a bit of whole milk to her regular bottle. I read that that is a good way to transition from formula to milk, so that's what we are trying. So every few days I'll do a little more milk and a little less formula until we are totally on milk. It's going fine so far. I have noticed that since we are down to two bottles a day, one in the morning and one before bed, that she wants her pacifier more than usual.
She's eating great throughout the day (mac & cheese is a newly discovered favorite) and drinking water. We've also finally started drinking from a straw some. I don't know that she's getting much from it right now because when she starts sucking she gets excited and stops to cheer for herself :-)
She has two new tricks.
1) she can sit down gracefully from a standing position.
2) she will flex her arms when you ask to see her muscles.
A few pics from the last week.
We are preparing for the 4th and the fireworks that scare the you know what out of our dogs. Eleanor is much more interested in the kennels than the dogs.