Five Months Old (Eleanor’s Monthly Photo)

Eleanor, 5 months old
Eleanor, 5 months old

(I’ll be taking a photo of Eleanor sitting in the Eames rocker and wearing her pin each month until she’s two years old.)

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  • Kathleen
    September 29, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Aw, look at how unsure she looks in month 1! Now she’s an old pro – working that pin and Eames rocker.

  • Audrie
    September 29, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Can’t believe she’s already 5 mths! Beautiful little girl :)

  • T.
    September 29, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    she’s so big! :o

  • Jenny V.
    September 29, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    What a sweetheart!!

  • Eugénie
    September 29, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Already five months ! She looks adorable.

  • Jazmin Espinal
    September 29, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Oh my how she’s grown. Nicole, you have a lovely daughter and I love the Eames rocker series. Personally, I’d love to see her a photo of Eleanor in the Eames rocker each year until she’s an adult. Wouldn’t it be lovely to see her at 15 sitting on the same chair? I think it’s a spectacular way to chronicle her youth.

    – Jazmin

  • puck
    September 29, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    She is adorable as always. I wish I had done this with my boys. My youngest is nearly 2 1/2 and I’d have to cobble it together. This is the best idea ever.

    I KNOW I said I wouldn’t try again for a girl, but….

  • Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog
    September 29, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Wow, where did the month go?! She’s getting so big!

  • Katie M
    September 29, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Gosh she is cute cute cute! Love those chubby legs! :)

  • Melanye K
    September 29, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    what a super cutie!! i love her little chubby legs :D

  • Olivia M.
    September 29, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    What a beautiful little girl!!! and that room is lovely too.

  • girlysmack
    September 29, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    She looks more like you now!

  • Viv
    September 29, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Look at that smile! This is such a great idea.

  • Jessica
    September 29, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    So stinkin cute! And we got a smile in this one :-)

  • Rija
    September 29, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Cuter by the minute!!

  • Kerry
    September 29, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    I found your blog when you were pregnant, and your daughter was born just a month before mine. And she’s gorgeous, cuter by the month. I love her little smile there. And I’m wondering if she still sleeps through the night? My daughter’s great sleeping habits spontaneously combusted at about 3 months, and it’s been a rough ride since. I’m not worrying too much about it, however, because any new “habits” I teach, she’ll only grow out of anyway. But is there anything new you’re doing now that she’s older?

  • Marissa
    September 29, 2009 at 8:25 pm


  • Amber M
    September 29, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    She is BEAUTIFUL! I hope if I have a girl she is as sweet and adorable as she is!

  • Paula
    September 29, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    this is simply delightful!

  • Allison
    September 29, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    i love these posts. i look forward to them every month. it is such a cool idea to take a picture of eleanor in the same place each time.

  • Megan
    September 29, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Oh my goodness! What a cute chunka-lunka of love!

  • Fiona
    September 30, 2009 at 1:25 am

    It is definitely remarkable seeing how the little one is growing up day by day, month by month. She is totally cute! I love the smile on her fifth month!

  • Cherish
    September 30, 2009 at 1:55 am

    Cuter and cuter by the second. That’s a great idea!!! I love it. Not enough parents take pictures of their kids, And to have a blog of them, they’re part of you forever.

  • Leanne
    September 30, 2009 at 3:39 am

    Wow, how she has grown. Such a cutie! What a cute little grin.

  • Tee
    September 30, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Adorable! They grow too quickly.

  • Melissa
    September 30, 2009 at 8:04 am

    Wow she is getting so big – such a cutie!

  • Corie
    September 30, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Nicole, I can’t believe Eleanor’s already 5 months old! Time goes by TOO fast. She looks beautiful, and it’s clear that motherhood comes just as naturally to you as decorating!

  • Justina
    September 30, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Ohhh, they grow so fast don’t they! Anyway, its a fantastic idea you have there, photographing her in the same chair every month. :) Happy 5 month birthday, Eleanor!

  • becky
    September 30, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Oh. My. Gosh.!!!

    It figures you would have a baby who matches your lovely living room :) She’s so darling!


  • Vanessa
    September 30, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Yay, my favorite day of the month! I’m sure you’re already documenting this somewhere else but have you considered highlighting the new developments she makes during the month in these posts? “This past month Eleanor rolled over, held herself up, had her first tooth, said her first word, etc., etc.?” Thought it might be really sweet :) Though I understand these are big events and they might require their own posts altogether!

  • kristin
    September 30, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    dude! i just realized she’s wearing the cute onesie in each photo. did you get one for each- 1-3m, 3-6m, and so-forth? it’s like a mystery!

    • Making it Lovely
      September 30, 2009 at 1:07 pm

      Ha! Yes, I bought the same onesie (from Old Navy) in various sizes. Then I’ll have E in the same dress from 13-24 months. :)

  • NY, NY
    September 30, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Love the sly little smile in this one, like she knows we’re all going to plotz over her. he he.

  • Kate
    September 30, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    These pictures are great! I was wondering if you have any creative plans for them when one year is complete. I’ve been doing this with my son (who’s now almost ten months!) and I would love to send the photos to family and friends in an interesting format, but I have yet to come up with anything good…ideas?

  • Crystal
    September 30, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Adorable!! She’s smiling

  • Robin
    September 30, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    oh gosh, I never post, but she is SO BEAUTIFUL, I just had to say so. What a lovely expression and I bet you will continue to see this exact expression often in years to come. There she is! Her personality sparkles in this photo!

  • Kelly
    September 30, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    She is absolutely beautiful.

  • Barbara Brazil
    September 30, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    She is adorable and starts to looks after her father! Sweet!

  • danyelle
    September 30, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    oh, that eleanor. she’s a dolly.

  • Laurie
    September 30, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    She is about as cute as it gets and I’m a sucker for those chubby little legs!

  • Amber
    September 30, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Sheesh! Your daughter totally (like! totally!) looks like you.

    P.S. Your honeycomb printed pillow is cute!

  • Mucha Muchacha
    September 30, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    She is so beautiful!

  • Nikki
    October 1, 2009 at 12:26 am

    I think she is a spectacular mix of the both of you! She looks simply sprightly.

  • Colette
    October 1, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Soooo cute! My son was born a week after her- so her monthly photo has totally inspired me to do the same thing. Now, if only I had a funky rocker instead of a ratty old sofa covered by an old sheet so that spit-up doesn’t ruin it….

  • Nuit
    October 1, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Already!!? wow! time really flies! I remember posting about your porch rug once and how great it was that you were able to get it done while VERY pregnant!!! I just love how Eleanor seems to love her monthly photo shoot, she knows the deal now and seems very confortable having her picture taken, so precious Nicole, congrats!

    October 1, 2009 at 10:05 am

    wow I can’t believe I just now found your blog. Absolutely love it. And I wish my mother had done this type of series with me when I was a little girl…will definitely be doing it when I have one. :) :)


    – lauren xoxo

  • Averill
    October 1, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Can’t believe it’s been 5 months already….

  • Sara
    October 1, 2009 at 10:52 am

    She is getting so big. If I had children, I would want one just like her. Her eyes are so expressive!

  • Sheena Miller
    October 1, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    what a beautiful little girl!

  • Eileen
    October 1, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Nicole she looks just like YOU! Too cute!

  • Kylie
    October 2, 2009 at 1:29 am

    OMG! Cuteness in an Eames chair!

  • Down Pillow
    October 3, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    I love her mischevious smile in this – sooo adorable :)

  • Gina
    October 8, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Wow, she is such a little doll!! I love your idea of taking her monthly picture in the same Eames chair. You can really see her grow! What do you plan on doing with the photos after she turns two? Are you going to create some sort of photo collage?

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