It’s hard to believe six months have passed since Eli was born. I still think of him as my newborn, as my tiny little baby. However, he is growing up fast and his little personality is emerging with each passing day.
He’s beginning to sprout teeth, though none have broken through yet. He grabs at everything, especially any type of paper, and then he proceeds to put whatever he grabs into his mouth.
He laughs. He lets us know when he doesn’t like something. He puts his arms out when he wants to be picked up. He sometimes gets mad when you leave him alone in a room. He babbles. He smiles. He loves his older siblings.
He’s starting to eat solids, but I think he gets more food on himself than he does inside his body. So far, he doesn’t like this whole eating thing which translates into frustration time for mommy.
I was hoping to take some cute pictures of him today to celebrate his 6 month milestone, but that probably won’t happen.
Instead he is sick and miserable. He has been throwing up, sporting a fever, coughing horribly and oozing snot. In just a little while we are off to see the doctor. Hopefully he will get better soon.
And hopefully his older siblings will get better soon, too. I have had enough of kids being sick this Winter … and it is only the beginning of January?!
Here’s to hoping for an early spring.
Eli on his blessing day, December 21, 2008.
Eli hanging out with my dad, his Grandpa.