Monday, November 7, 2011

9 Months Old!

Well, Elias is 9 months old now! And things are getting busier around our house! This is a typical scene in our house these days - Malachi running around, Elias chasing him (or Malachi's bowl of snacks!) I definitely have two very busy boys now!

Elias still remains the sweetest baby ever. Our pediatrician even commented at how adorable he is and how he has a face that you just can't refuse. He has earned the random nickname "Peaches and Cream". I don't know why I came up with that, but he is just too darn sweet and kissable!!!

He is still sleeping really good, so I try not to complain. I have actually got in the habit of when he wakes up at 6:30-7:30 to just hand him a bottle in his bed and he will drink it and then go back to sleep. This gives me a little bit more shut eye before Malachi wakes up around 8:30. Besides his short nap after drinking that bottle we also have him now on one nap a day. I know he is kind of young to make that switch, but I am ecstatic that the boys nap together now! They both take anywhere from 2-3 hour naps in the afternoon, giving me a little bit of free time!

My precious little guy fell asleep playing the other morning. He looked so sweet!

He is still a great eater. We actually call him the mooch because he is always right under the foot of anyone who is eating something. He loves people food! We have recently discovered, or are working on discovering the mystery of a sensitivity to the acidity in tomato sauce. That is our hypothesis right now. Not really an allergy to it, but just sensitive to it. A lot of the baby foods on the market have tomato sauce in them so he is kind of forcing us to feed him more people food at dinnertime!

At his pediatrician appointment today, he was weighing in at 19 lbs 3 ounces (10-25%) and 27.5" (10-25%). At this point in time, he is considered "made-up" for his prematurity so that isn't a part of why he remains a little peanut. We are just assuming that he is going to be a lil guy, at least for awhile still!

We still don't have any teeth and no other big milestones reached this month. He sometimes thinks of pulling himself up but doesn't quite have the confidence. He has gotten better at crawling and is getting around faster these days!

Even though he is discovering the world around him, he is still a very cuddly baby - and Mommy admits that she LOVES that cuddle time! Daddy can argue all he wants, but we all know that mommy is Eli's favorite ;)

A few other favorites of his right now are playing with bowls, his Sophie the Giraffe, Pillows, bugging his big brother in his "fort", and crawling around with links or toy gears!

We love you Mr. Elias and can't believe you are on the home stretch to the big first birthday!