Tuesday, June 9, 2009


7. So, did you know that seven is considered a sacred, symbolic number with multiple scriptural/historical references in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, mythology, cosmology, etc, etc, etc.


Gwen is 7 months today. That must be auspicious. All I know is that I am so "lucky"... no, that isn't the right word. I am so BLESSED to have her in my life. Almost all of the following pictures are blurry, evidence of her constant movement. And wouldn't cha know the ones that aren't blurry are non-smiling photos? How does one get a baby to pose?
Newest developments:

1. She ADORES the baby in the mirror! No really, we thought she liked her reflection before, well, she goes crazy now! Screeching, squealing, kicking her legs and waving her arms, man, it is a riot! She is really becoming social with other babies and people she meets. It is fun to see her excited about "friends". She even giggles when she sees the baby on the cover of one of her books or the picture of her on my cell phone.

2. She eats solids. In her own unique ways, depending on her mood. Don't try to feed her with a spoon if she's in the mood to have it poured from the bowl down her throat (this is weird, I have to admit) and if she wants her carrots mushed up, you better mush em or she won't eat a single one! But if she's rejecting her mushed bananas or peas, try offering her the real thing and she chows down. She's opinionated, what can I say.

3. She isn't "crawling" yet, but she can get wherever she really wants to go. Usually up into someone's arms if she whines long enough! :)

4. She loves to smack things. and giggles like crazy if I do a silly impromptu slap dance. I think she'll figure out clapping soon!

5. She loves to pee on the towel right before she gets in her bath. An endless source of exasperation for Eric!

6. She digs her left thumb into any soft material when she is trying to comfort herself. Her belly, your leg, her ear, her hair... sometimes she really tugs, but I've never seen her get upset about it. Even when she's scratched the inside of her ear or made her tummy red, she still keeps on goin.

7. I can't think of anything unique, but I sure think she is adorable! Oh, wait, here's one. When I take her for a walk in the jogging stroller, she slouches down and loves to put her feet up on the "dash". She knows how to chill.
P.S. Does anybody else think that grumpy face on the bottom right corner is just hilarious? Gwen loves to put on a good grump these days. I can never figure out what it is that she wants. Sometimes I can't help but laugh at her, I hope she isn't insulted about that.


  1. Aw, what a great post, dear. You are such a wonderful mommy.

  2. What a sweet hubby to comment on the post. :) Good job Eric. I do love the post Elisa. She is so stinkin cute! I love the big flower, the grump face, and those big blue eyes! Congrats on having a big, healthy, active 7 month old!

  3. She is such a sweetie! We are looking forward to seeing her!

  4. I love the pictures, even if she is moving/blurry. You don't get a child to pose at that age... you just take hundreds of pictures and only post the 3 that look good! At least that's what I do. :)

  5. She is adorable. What a beautiful baby you have!

  6. I think that grumpy face one is awesome! I also love the smiling one above it with her tongue sticking out just a little. What a cute little girl!! I love her!

  7. I loved all the adorable pics of Gwen. She is getting so big and soooooooooooooooo cute!

  8. 7 is the number of God. Yes in the bible 7 was used a lot. 7 times around the wall of Jericho, 7 times dunk in the river, 7th day and God rested, etc. It is considered that 6 is the number of man, how far man can go on his own. 7 is the number of God, man can go so far own his own, but then take it a step further with God.

    And your baby is very very cute too!!

  9. haha! I love her facial expressions. She is awesome--it's fun to see her personality already coming out.