Eva is a very mellow baby. She will sit happily until she gets tired. When she starts fussing a little we put her to bed and she happily falls asleep. She loves to be talked to and interacted with. She has a smile that lights up her whole face and is quite addictive. She will coo and talk back and just keep going like she's having a conversation with you. She isn't too interested in toys yet and doesn't reach for much. Except her toes. When she is on her back, she likes to grab both feet and hang on.
For a month or two, she soothed herself to sleep by sucking on her thumb, but it was kind of upside down, so her fingers were on her face. And she would scratch her nose all up. It was so sad! But now she sucks on her first two fingers of one hand and uses the other to softly stroke her own cheek. No more scratches.
We gave Eva her first taste of real food a few weeks ago. We were on our way to Boulder Mountain and had stopped to get dinner at Wendy's and I gave her a tiny little taste of a frosty. But she didn't quite know how to get it from the tip of her tongue into her mouth and down her throat. And she decided it was much too cold for her. We also tried a taste of sweet potatoes a few days ago, but she just let it sit on her tongue and it eventually drooled back out. She may not be quite ready yet. :)
We all love Eva very much and she is such a happy presence in our home.
This is how she soothes herself to sleep. So cute!