Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Update on Eli

Eli will be 5 months in ONE WEEK! I can not believe how time is flying! He seems to be growing and learning new things at warp speed!

Eli LOVES being read to, putting his hands in his mouth, putting anything he can get his hands on into his mouth, Boo, sitting up, standing up, when Mommy and Daddy sing to him, rolling onto his tummy, getting scared, bananas, our phones or anything we are holding onto (which he promptly tries to take).

Eli DOESN'T LIKE his car seat, being tired, peas, avocado, being left alone.

Right now his favorite foods are anything sweet (just like his mama!). He devours Bananas, Apples, and Peaches! We have also recently tried squash, mango, and a few combinations of fruits. I think I am going to have to start mixing fruits in with the veggies so that he will eat decent portions of sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, peas, etc.

Eli has mastered the art of rolling from his back to his stomach, but he hasn't quiet figured out how to get back onto his back. He rolls onto his tummy, plays, scoots, then gets angry because he doesn't want to be on his tummy anymore! It is funny!
While on his tummy he tries so hard to move. He can hold his whole upper body up with just his hands and he can get onto his knees, he just doesn't know what to do from there! People keep telling me to be careful what I wish for, but I really can't wait for him to be mobile! I think it is going to be SO fun! Some moms dread it, but I'm ready!

He doesn't have teeth yet, but he is still drooling like a faucet. He has now started to blow spit bubbles. Sometimes I just leave him naked if we aren't leaving the house, otherwise all of his clothes would be soaked!

His hair is growing in more and more, but it is still pretty thin. Hopefully it stays thin like mine because Daniel's hair is SO thick and hard to control! It's my color, so maybe it will be my texture too!

Eli still sleeps on his tummy and he is SO happy when he wakes up! He doesn't make a sound, but when I look over at the video monitor he will have his head up and be looking around!
When I go in to get him he gives me the biggest smiles as if to say, "Oh there you are mom!" It's my favorite part of the day!

We definitely have a mama's boy on our hands, at least for now! Whenever Daniel holds Eli, Eli always turns to look for me as if to makes sure I am still there! Sometimes I catch him STARING at me. He waits for me to look at him and then when I do he gets the BIGGEST smile! It melts my heart!

I am just blown away at how big Eli looks and how much older he seems already! It's as if I can't blink because I don't want to miss anything!
Here are some pictures from the last month:

Watching football with Daddy:

Piggy back ride:

Eli sporting "Jean" diapers:

Almost crawling!

Eli and Boo

Eli and his "Nanabear" (an elephant my mom gave him that he is super attached to!)

"Your little hand is wrapped around my finger and it's so quiet in the world tonight... Oh Darling, don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up just stay this little.... Oh Darling, don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up it could stay this simple...."

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