Saturday, June 6, 2009

5 months home

Eli's been home with us for 5 months now. He is growing like crazy. If you think about it, Eli was 13 pounds when we brought him home at 11 months old. Most of my friends' kids weigh that much at around 3 months. Now, Eli weighs 21 pounds and is actually on the charts, albeit only the 5th percentile, for a 15 month old. So, that means that he has done 12 months worth of growing and developing in 5 months time. Ahhh, this explains why his napping and eating needs are never the same from day to day. Things are looking good, though. He is standing, pulling up, and walking with help. I think he could take a few steps, but he will just gracefully sit himself down if you let go. His PT says that he is a very cautious baby, but that we'll be grateful when he doesn't have all the broken bones and stitches that other boys get. True!

I'll post some pictures and you can see how much he's changed since my last post! (they go most recent to less recent)


I was trying to get a picture of Eli in the treasu(red) outfit I bought before we even had a referral, hence the wrestling move I am trying to perform on him...the boy doesn't stay still any longer.


This is his "busted" look- no remorse :) Man, are we in trouble!


I swear we did not sedate him for this haircut...


Here's us at the beach...I know what our Houston friends are thinking..."where's the beach?!? And why are they in jackets?!?"



And of course, we still get the tongue sticking out at us...when he's happy, when he's mad, when he's full, whenever!

9 comments:

Jaime said...

so cute! and man, he does look bigger!!!

Mom said...

Thank You Matt
He is as cute as ever and can't wait to see y'all next month and for the family to see that I am not crazy when I say he is the cutest, sweetest and happiest Grandbaby ever.What Blessing Eli is. Love and Miss y'all

Zack, Rebecca and Caleb Caldwell said...

He has grown so much!! What a cutie :)

Michelle said...

I love all of the pictures. I have been dying to see some since we saw Matt a few weeks ago. I hope you guys are doing well. Keep the updates coming. We love it.

Cindy R said...

Wow, is he growing! We have seen all the photos Grandma brought back from Seattle and feel like we are watching him grow up. We can't wait until the family reunion when we finally get to see him up close and personal! He is as cute as can be--will fit right into the Jones family.

Anonymous said...

...looks like Eli is just about ready to learn all about fishing. He sure will look good holding his first catch....not to mention his first kiss of a fish!

Bob R said...

again I remain anonymous, I'm doing something wrong.

Uncle B

Rob & Candy said...

wow, look how much he has grown.... amazing!

Dana said...

So cute! He has grown A LOT!