Nine Months Old (Eleanor’s Monthly Photo)

Nine Months Old (Eleanor's Monthly Photo)
Nine Months Old (Eleanor's Monthly Photo)

(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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This month I’m also including a video of Eleanor playing. Nothing terribly exciting happens, but I like to record these little moments to look back on. The dangling monkey was a Christmas gift from Ariana, and Eleanor adores it. Turns out she’s a huge fan of monkeys! My mom gave us the shape sorter a few months ago (I think she picked it up at a garage sale). Eleanor is too young to understand how to put the shapes in correctly, but we take the top off of the box and she enjoys taking out the pieces and chewing on them. Oh the things that amuse babies.

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  • Vonnie
    January 29, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    She’s getting so big! There’s only a few weeks between our girls so I really enjoy seeing how Eleanor is progressing :)

  • Alicia
    January 29, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    I just love this idea. My daughter is already 13 months old, so it’s a little late to start now, but I wish I had thought of this!

  • Amanda
    January 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I just bought the dangling monkey for my 5 month son. His nursery is monkey themed Thanks for the share!

  • luuve
    January 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    i loooooooooooove the video and how in 1:04 she is whinnying for you and then VIOLA she figures out that she has a hand! hahaha lol and stops! lol i looove babies!

  • Nuit
    January 29, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    ohh I love her.. she gets even more beautiful every month =D

  • jbhat
    January 29, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Mmm, narrow yellow oval. My favorite!

    She’s too cute. Being 9 months old agrees with her.

  • Amanda
    January 29, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    She is so sinkin’ CUTE Nicole!!

  • Catherine
    January 29, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Chubs! So adorable! What a beautiful series of photos…

  • Shari
    January 29, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Nicole, she’s so lucky to have you as a mom. I love that you’ve done this every month. It’s just adorable.

  • adhocmom
    January 29, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    9 months. . things start to get really exciting.

  • Rachel
    January 29, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    She’s getting so big! Wow! :D

  • lana
    January 29, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    gush! this is such a cute/sweet idea! i love seeing them all together!


  • Susan
    January 29, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    they grow up so fast! she is getting cuter and cuter every month :)

  • Catherine @ waking up with you
    January 29, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Look at those beautiful blue eyes!

  • Ludmila
    January 29, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    omg,no words!she’s wonderful!I don’t have a baby yet,so thanks for sharing your ideas,I’ll need them later!:)

  • melissa
    January 29, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Oh – what a great idea! She is gorgeous!

    Happy 9 month birthday. :D

  • Caroline
    January 29, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Aw, what a sweet idea! I love babies! I just started reading your blog so I really look forward to 10 months!!


  • Fleur
    January 29, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Ive never commented on a blog before – but I am an avid reader of your blog! She is so unbelievably cute! I have a 10 week old bub (my first) and have ‘stolen’ your idea of the photo in a chair once a month.
    Congratulations on having such a wonderfully cute bubba!

  • Lesley @ TheDesignFile
    January 29, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    This is such an amazing idea and such beautiful photos — and a beautiful little girl.

  • Bonnie
    January 29, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    How do you ever get anything done with that adorable “distraction” around?

  • Erika Edith
    January 29, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    She is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the joys of parenthood. “Nothing terribly exciting happens” – it is all exciting to us childless readers.

  • kath
    January 29, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    She is so adorable!

  • Jesselyn
    January 29, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    I can’t believe it’s been 9 months already! She’s as beautiful and adorable as ever!

  • Amanda
    January 30, 2010 at 9:38 am

    This is one of my favorite parts of your blog, which strikes me as funny since I don’t have any children of my own. But something about watching life in action is special. Thanks for sharing!

  • Adventures in Dressmaking
    January 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    What a cutie!!!!! I love babies with lots of knees ;) She’s beautiful.

  • Alice
    January 30, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Oh what a cutie! I love babies with chubby legs! Happy 9 mo.! Enjoy her now.. she’ll be running around the house soon!

  • Meredith from Penelope Loves Lists
    January 30, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    This is one of my very favorite stages of a baby’s life. I know you’re enjoying it and good for you!

  • Audrie
    January 31, 2010 at 3:26 am

    She’s just absolutely gorgeous!

  • Bumpkin Bears
    January 31, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    awwww, this is such a lovely idea. so adorable.

  • Ana
    January 31, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Soooooo lovely and what a great idea,thanks for sharing :

  • Laurie
    January 31, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    She’s so beautiful and I’m sorry but time is passing by way too quickly, it seems like you just had her!

  • Brandi
    January 31, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    She is getting so big. I looooooove your chair. Is it the fiberglass one?

  • jen
    February 1, 2010 at 7:07 am

    *sigh* if only two thing could be true: that this time in your life would last a little bit longer (believe me–you’ll look back and wonder where the time went) and that thigh rolls would be as cute when you’re 39 as when you’re 1.

  • Melissa
    February 1, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Lovely. She gets cuter and cuter in each photo and fun to see her personality in the video! Thanks for sharing.

  • sunny
    February 2, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Nicole….Eleanor is beautiful! Love these photos :)

  • Brit
    February 3, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    She’s so adorable! And what a great idea!

  • Rachel B.
    February 3, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I love it! It’s easy to forget what they were like at 9 months- My son is 2 years old now- You just inspired me to go look at all the little video clips I took of him chewing on his toys and squealing!

  • Lilly Audrey
    February 3, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    We wish we had pictures of us like this. She is so cute. We really like how beautiful your website is!

  • maja
    February 4, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    loving that she has a little bit of a baby faux hawk- rock it eleanor!

    the corner of your couch peeking out has me curious about the upholstery- do you happen to remember what it is? i’ve got a little project…

  • Janice
    February 5, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I just have to tell you have much I love these monthly photos. I never remember the date, but when I came to visit today, I was thinking I hope it’s time for a new one. What amazing treasures to have. She is a little doll, but you already know that!

  • becoming-mom
    February 8, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I’m so glad she likes the monkey.. she is so unbelievably cute – I can’t get over those little squeals!!

  • amy purple
    February 9, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I love these photos, i hope you keep doing one every year (if not more) while she grows up!

  • Anne
    February 10, 2010 at 10:39 am

    This is so fun! I just found your blog and love that you have a little Eleanor (which is my baby’s middle name). I’ve been doing the same thing with a fun old French chair for my little girl.

    Love your blog!

  • ajjah
    February 11, 2010 at 12:31 am

    she’s sooo adorable..!

  • joy
    February 11, 2010 at 1:02 am

    so sweet! love this!

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