My Sweet Little Eli,
I absolutely cannot believe that you are nine months old today. It seems like just yesterday that you were a tiny little newborn and all you did was nurse and sleep. You continue to light up our lives and your little personality is coming out more and more!
You weigh about 18 1/2 lbs now and have the cutest little chubby cheeks. You are content to sit on the floor and play with toys (or just look around) for long periods of time. You also enjoy your time riding "Old Blue" (your horse jumperoo) and hanging out in the exersaucer. You are not a big eater. You want nothing to do with baby food or a spoon and aren't too good with managing little bits of real food yet. So, you just enjoy your milk.
You have been sick the last couple weeks with a stomach bug, a bacterial infection, and severe pink eye in both eyes. You are finally on the mend and we are all so glad! You looked so pathetic with your swollen, red eyes!
You sleep through the night every once in a while, when you feel like it. Most of the time you still wake once to eat. Just a couple nights ago, you moved into the crib from the co-sleeper. You have been sleeping beside my bed for 9 months now and it is really strange for you to be sleeping the in crib now. It makes me a little sad that my little baby is growing up!
You are the ticklish, most laughable baby! You love, love, love to laugh and anyone can make you do so. You especially love it when you are tickled and when your sister talks to you in her crazy voices. You love her so much and I can't wait to see how your relationship with her continues to grow.
Eli, we are so blessed to have you in our lives. I can't imagine my life without you. Thank you for bringing joy into even the hardest of days. We love you so much!