Happy 8 Months, Elliott!
Hey there… I’m looking pretty cool in these hand-me-down jeans!
Nicknames: E-Buddy, E-Man, Chunk Heavy, Little Brudha
My big sister also rocked the Snoot Face. By the way, these rasberries are delicious!!
Fav Foods: Everything! This boy will eat everything. Oddly enough, baby cereal isn’t one of his favs. As for food that he can grab, he seems to like O’s, puffs and peas the most. And Grandma’s lasagna noodles. He’s also eaten black beans, carrots, avocado, bananas, etc.
Doctor Elliott here…
Favorite Activities: Definitely getting into his sister’s things! Don’t tell Natalie, but when she was with Grandma this past weekend, Elliott and I played with her doctor kit. He also loves her dollhouse. More age appropriate activities include: chomping on everything, playing with wood puzzle pieces, chasing cars, crawling.
Have you met my buddy, Mr. Penguin? He’s delicious too!
Personality: As sweet and easy going as ever! I’m not sure how I ever thought caring for just one 8-mo-old was tiring – its a lot more work to be the mom of an almost 3-yr-old, constantly negotiating, compromising, attending to potty needs, playing referee etc (I still love that though too!) He doesn’t really like to cuddle much (unless, of course, you’ll hold him while standing), but does crawl over to say “hi”. Which I love. And he still lets me kiss him all the time (unlike his big sister, who “wipes away” or “eats” my kisses).
Don’t mind my sis – she is anti-pictures these days. She always hugs and kisses all over me when the camera is not around, so that’s all right.
Developmental Milestones: Scooting all over the place – mostly army-style. He can get up on all fours. He doesn’t like “walking” (with assistance) as much as his sister did, but has shown a little interest in figuring out how to pull to standing. And this guy is talking a lot – usually when his sister is gone or busy eating, it seems to me.
Oh boy… ignore the pink bib. This really is a guy’s dinner!
Schedule: Elliott has 2 naps a day – one around 9am and another around 1pm. The morning nap is usually longer 1.5-2.5 hours and the afternoon nap is closer to 1 hour. He shouldn’t be getting up in the middle of the night, but he does. Last night, 3 times, but I’ll blame that on him getting over sickness (recovering from an ear ache and rash) and being a bit spoiled as a result.
Photo credit: Natalie.
Yes, Mom, I totally agree and you are 100% right about everything.
We feel so fortunate to have this little guy in our lives! (And for some reason – maybe its b/c Becky and a lot of close friends are prego, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I’m glad I’m not waddling around with 40 extra pounds – god bless not being pregnant, though the fruits of the labor are worth it!!)