Saturday, January 23, 2010

In Time...

When Eloise was a baby, we would go to ECFE classes and daycare and see these babies getting teeth at 4 months, crawling at 6 months, walking at 9 months.

Eloise sat on our laps - toothless and motionless. She would bury her head in the crook of my arm and hide and not play with other children.

I started wondering if she would ever get a tooth, sit-up, crawl, walk, play.

We bought books like Ruby in Her Own Time and Leo the Late Bloomer.

Unfortunately we did not focus at the time that she talked by 10 months and turned out to be an early reader, and one of the best friends you could ever have.

...and in time at 10 months she sat, 13 months got a tooth, 14 months crawled and 18 months walked.

So now we wait for her teeth to fall out. 7 seems like the magic age for her as she has now lost 3 teeth. She is so proud..and we are now in no hurry.



Amanda M. said...

How does that happen where we are just waiting, waiting to see when they will walk, crawl, sit, etc. and then at a certain age, we just want to stop slow keep them from growing up and away!
Eloise is so pretty with her missing tooth! I have near worn out my camera taking pics of toothless kids of mine. I just think it is such a cute little look...and so fleeting.

Melanie said...

It is a strange dichotomy being a parent...I sat on the floor last night arms outstretched to Drew wanting him to "walk" to me (holding onto Jeff's hands)...and yet I would SO love to freeze this time and linger in this baby phase just a little bit longer...
Eloise is a beautiful girl! Love that grin!

ginny said...

picture sure is darling. She sure looks happy. Pretty soon she won't be able to eat! Life is funny - first we can hardly wait to lose our teeth so the tooth fairy can come. Then we just hope we can keep our teeth!

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