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!