Wednesday, August 22, 2012

6 Months!

Our little boy is already 6 months old. He has changed so much and is learning new things every single day. In the past few months he has learned to roll over, to sit up on his own, and has started to figure out the basic mechanics of crawling. He's not quite there yet with crawling, but practices every day. He has been able to "army crawl" a little bit both forward and backward and will sometimes be in a different place than the one we left him in when we come back into the room. He has been getting up on his hands and knees more and more lately, and I think it's only a matter of time before he figures out how to coordinate his movements into true crawling. He has learned how to make the "M" sound and just yesterday learned the "B" sound. While he plays he will sit and say "bzzz..." over and over, which eventually turns into him blowing raspberries and spitting all over the place...and us! He is getting his first tooth as well. Yesterday I noticed a little slit in his gum, then the white part of a tooth by the end of the day. This morning I felt the jagged edge of a tooth making its way up. So many firsts already. And so many firsts still yet to come!

We love this little boy more than anything and we are so excited to watch him continue to grow!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I was a handful as a child. I know, it's hard to imagine, right? My mom told me I was going to get paid back one day. That day has arrived.

My child is kind of a handful. But I love him!

This face looks so sweet and innocent, right??

Let's talk about some of his antics lately.

#1 - Eli isn't crawling quite yet, but he is well on his way. He can at least scoot himself to where he wants to be, which is usually to a place where he can get into things. Those things then usually end up in his mouth, like pages I have ripped out of magazines for future use. He is SO close to staying on his hands and knees so I know it will just be a matter of time before I am chasing him all over the place. Today I walked out of the kitchen and found him reaching for the remote I accidentally left on the floor. Apparently there weren't enough options within the plethora of toys surrounding him.

#2 - I usually put Eli in his bouncer seat in the bathroom while I shower. I periodically peek out to make sure all is well. Today, I peek out and Eli is trying to crawl out of his seat! He was leaning completely out of the seat - his hands were on the floor, his butt was in the air, and his legs had worked their way out of the straps. I honestly don't even know how he got himself into that position. I only wish I had a camera right beside me to snap a quick picture, but I was trying to quickly towel off so I could grab him before he face-planted into the floor. So it looks like the bouncer will need to be retired!

I can only imagine what other stories I will have to share as he continues to grow and develop!