Monday, September 26, 2016

9 Months

ELIJAH AT 9 MONTHS


::Three new teeth and one on the way::Learning how to climb on things and up stairs::Clicks his tongue and loves to clap::Obsessed with cars like his brother::Prefers table food and mama's milk::Bear crawler::Happy with mama, but can be very social::20 pounds, 29 inches::

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This has to be my favorite age so far. Eli has gotten so adventurous, yet still contains that baby innocence that I will miss. He loves to be held by me, but will go up to people and give them huge smiles. Really, everyone tells me what a happy little guy he is.

Teething, though....He gained his right incisor first this month, and in just these past few days his left incisor and left front tooth popped through. It leads to rough moments but a little comforting and he is a-ok. Eli stopped trying baby food, especially baby cereals, and would rather eat what we are eating. It's worked out though if we pop it in the blender.

Climbing is something new. He is no pro, but he learned how to climb up stairs (I haven't given him too many opportunities to climb down, it's scarier). He loves climbing the little slide in our park. He also loves cars and will roll them around (as opposed to just sucking on any other toy we give him). Eli continues to follow Joey around and gave his first gut laugh a couple days ago when Joey flung himself onto his mattress over and over again.

Here's to being out of the womb as long as in!

Mommy has high hopes I can feed myself,
but it just ends up on the front of me.
Little monkey.
Smiles while passed out on mom.
Blondie with bronze skin.
Toothy smile.
Not so little anymore.

2 comments:

Rachelle said...

What a charmer!

Celestine said...

Oh my gosh, I just want to squeeze that little chunk of happiness! How blessed you are to have Elijah in your family. He has been so good for Joey and for ALL of us. I love you guys!