Eva turned 4 today. She’s been excited for weeks to turn 4 but this morning when I asked her about how she felt, she said she wishes she was 3 again. I expect that from a 40 year-old but not a 4 year-old — she’s so mature.
She got to pick anything she wanted for dinner. She chose salami, cheese and crackers so that’s what we ate; she has simple needs. Then she opened her presents from family: clothes, stuffed animals, a necklace, Frozen figures.
4 years ago today we all met her for the first time. 3 years ago. 2 years ago. 1 year ago
We had Eva’s birthday party this afternoon. Her entire preschool class came. Kelly, her first nanny, came over from Vashon too. Eva does not even remember her, although Havana and Hudson do.
We had Animal Encounters bring animals, including bunny rabbits, a baby wallaby and a chinchilla. Eva got to feed the baby wallaby.
Havana with the wallaby:
Singing Happy Birthday and Eva’s best friend Katie:
The kids dressed as Harry Potter characters. Hudson was Harry Potter, Havana was Hermione and Eva was Crookshanks, Hermione’s cat. The kids with Gerene and Cheryl:
This was the first year they all went up to the doors by themselves, we could stay on the sidewalk. They were all excited about sorting their candy and, of course, eating it and that lasted through the next morning too. After that, they forgot about the candy, just like previous years.
Eva is 11 months old today. She’s still a great baby, only cries when she’s hungry or frustrated. She sleeps well and very regularly. And she eats very well — she loves eggs and has no nut allergies.
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Eva is 10 months old today. She’s crawling on her knees now and stands up on her own, with the help of something to pull herself up with. She says “daaa daaa” a lot, which everyone but me thinks is “Dadda”.
Eva at 9 months, 8 months, 7 months, 6 months, 5 months, 4 months, 3 months, 2 months and 1 month.
Eva is 9 months old now. She has 4 teeth, can give kisses if you put your face close to hers, gives high-fives, will clap her hands and just started waving good-bye. She may be left-handed, at least she favors her left hand when eating. She scooches around on the floor and can do it quickly, and is starting to realize that she should get up on her knees to go even faster.
Eva at 8 months, 7 months, 6 months, 5 months, 4 months, 3 months, 2 months and 1 month.
Eva is 7 months old today. She has two teeth now so she’s teething. She is starting to learn to crawl, just barely pulling herself along the floor when she really wants to. She’s now sleeping in her own bedroom and doing a pretty good job, but occasionally ends up in bed with us. She’s still eating well and can almost hold her own bottle up and drink from it. She’s still a good baby but has Hudson’s vocal cords, so we hardly need a baby monitor to hear her.
Eva at 6 months, 5 months, 4 months, 3 months, 2 months and 1 month.
Before Eva was born, they saw a cyst on her ovary during an ultrasound. Because we didn’t want to know the gender, they were careful not to explain anything in too much detail (and not say “ovary”!) but told us that it’s probably nothing to worry about and the OB/GYN kept reassuring us. Hard not to worry, though, especially when you have to not do any research about it for fear of discovering the gender.
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Eva is now 6 months old. She’s eating solid foods almost completely now, sleeps really well usually, has a great temperament, can pick up her binky and put it in her mouth on her own. We celebrated her half-birthday with a cake after dinner.
Mark and Lee, who are in Seattle visiting from London, came over for dinner and celebrated with us. They brought Eva a cute onesie, Hudson a polo shirt and Havana a counting game involving London buses. Hudson wanted to put his shirt on right away and Mark and Lee played the game with her and Hudson while we had cocktails.
Eva at 5 months, 4 months, 3 months, 2 months and 1 month.
Eva is 5 months old today. Her temperament is still very good and she’s sleeping for long stretches at night more and more often. She is much more active when put in one of her play circle things, spinning around on her own and playing with the toys. She’s not as ticklish as she was a month ago, it’s hard to get her to giggle anymore when we tickle her tummy or neck. She’s started eating solids on occasion and has been very good at it, not spitting it most of it up like the other kids did. She is more responsive when you call her name and turns to look at you.
Eva at 4 months, 3 months, 2 months and 1 month.