Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Our Eli

Our updates on Eli: (now 4 1/2 months)
  • He truly is the happiest baby I have ever seen. I am amazed by him every.single.day.
  • He is easily consoled.
  • He remains calm, happy and completely content until you lay him in your arms to feed him.  Then, as soon as he sees the bottle, he starts acting like a baby dinosaur, as if he's been starved to death.  He comes at you with his mouth wide open, making these crazy 'ahhhhhh!' noises, and fights and flails with his arms until the bottle actually makes it to his mouth.  It's hilarious!
  • He gets spooked easily, and will cry so sad when he gets startled.
  • He jabbers all the time, and talks even more when you give him direct attention.
  • He smiles at anyone.
  • He has been sleeping through the night since he was 8 weeks old. Love it!
  • He is cuddly, and loves to be held.
  • He is already in 9 month clothes, and that won't last much longer.
  • He loves his big brother, Nate, and doesn't seem to mind being mauled by him. He will be a very resiliant child!
  • At his checkup today, he weighed 16 pounds, 7.5 ounces (70%), height 25.5 inches (60%), and head circumference 41.5 inches (20%).
  • He has always 'played' with his tongue from the very day he was born, but today he has really discovered it!  He opens his mouth really wide, and hangs it clear out, just like a particular rock star (that paints his face black & white) that we all know and remember well!
  • He's a slobber-bucket, but he's not teething yet.
  • He's very huggable and kissable.  He's absolutely irresistable!
  • He can roll from his back onto his side, but doesn't have much interest other than that.
  • He loves bathtime.  It calms him right down for bedtime.
  • He has a love/not-so-love relationship with his binkie.  It's good for a few seconds at bedtime, but usually he's not interested in it too much. It's more of a toy that he pulls out of his mouth and plays with.
  • He sucks his thumb when he can find it.  Sometimes he shoves his thumb so far in his mouth he gags, and his other remaining fingers either poke him in the eye, or pick his nose.
  • He is on the verge of laughing.
  • He has an even sweeter disposition (is that possible?) right when he wakes up.
  • He is strong.  Very, very strong.  He has a vice grip on anything he grabs.
  • He is a perfect little angel, sent from heaven.  We absolutely adore him.

1 comment:

amy and clint said...

Your boys are soooo cute! You are such an amazing mom! Love ya!