June 17th, 2009
I think Ellie is starting to recognize her name (which is a minor miracle, considering all the different things we call her). She actually seems to respond best to “Ellie Jean” which is what Josh calls her most of the time when he’s addressing her.
Now, she doesn’t look up every time you say her name, but it occurs to me that I have yet to meet the child (at any age) who actually acknowledges you every time you speak to them!
Right now I’d say her response rate is about that of a surly teenager — maybe 60%. I assume it’ll get better for a while before getting worse when puberty arrives.