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I know, I know.

Here’s you: “Why on earth hasn’t Joe posted anything new about Eleanor on his blog? Is everything okay? I need more Eleanor, stat!”

Here’s me: “Well, I could write a blog post. Or I could sleep.”

Sorry about that. But really, there hasn’t been much to tell. The Small Human continues to develop as expected: She eats, she excretes, she radiates adorable cuteness. You know, her standard M.O.

The big change recently is that she’s starting to walk. Like, a lot. Here, look:

(Yeah, that’s Flash. Sorry. Blame Facebook.)

Aside from that, we went up to Chicago this past weekend to visit PawPaw and Gram, and introduce Eleanor to all her Chicago aunts, uncles, and cousins. She did remarkably well, in spite of fighting a cold and suffering the occasional moment of overstimulation. She even did pretty darn well through the six-hour car ride. As a result, you Rybickis who are coming out to the Clambake this weekend will get some Eleanor time.

There’s not much else to tell. She’s doing as well as we can expect. She’s an amazingly adaptable and good-tempered child. She’s still not terribly fond of going to sleep. She’s still not speaking much, though she does seem to be understanding more. She’s still wonderfully (and sometimes maddeningly) clingy—a good sign for attachment purposes. She’s still surprising and sweet and adorable. <shrug> What can you do?

[Reminder: If you’re not following me on Instagram or her on Facebook, you can see my Instagram feed online here: — by popular demand I try to post new pics of her there as often as I can.]



1: Jason on September 26, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Ha ha. Benny still doesn’t want to go to sleep, and he’s 2-and-a-half! “Time to go to bed, Benny.” “But why? I want to play!” Glad she’s adapting well to you.


2: celeste on September 26, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Will all 3 of you be at Matt and Aunt Meg’s wedding?


3: Joe Rybicki on September 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Celeste, you’re damn straight we will! See you there?


4: celeste on September 26, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Yes! We get in Saturday morning!


5: Palmo on October 1, 2012 at 10:16 am

Even thought I just saw her two days ago, I needed another Eleanor fix!