Friday, November 21, 2008

4 months old

Eli is four months old now, and on a whim I decided he needed to eat cereal. I was going to hold off for another month, but I had visions of a full nights sleep clouding my judgement. Turns out, he didn't like it anyway and spit it all out. My heart dropped a little with each spoonful of food that landed on his bib. I knew he wouldn't make it until morning to eat. After talking with his Dr., we decided to indeed, wait another month or two. Since his sibling has all those allergies, he's much more prone to developing them as well. The longer I wait to introduce food, the better his odds are that he will not develop food allergies.

He's a big kid, this Eli. He is in the 83rd percentile for height and 71 for weight. And that's all from breast milk my friends. You'd think I'd be a skinny minnie, but mother nature is cruel and evil to me.

All the kid wants to do is stand up. No tummy time, no sitting, just wants to stand. Enter, the jumperoo I bought on Craigslist for $30.

Lucy calls this hat his helmet. She gets funnier by the day. Today she told me she wanted to go on a vacation when she woke up from her non existent nap. Which brings me to my next announcement. Apparently, I've completely lost my mind as we are planning to take Lucy to Disney World in December. Please feel free to either tell me what a fantastic idea that is, or shake me until I wake up from my sleep deprived fog.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


I didn't mention it, but I lost the war on bangs. Lucy's bangs were almost grown out, but they just hung in her face all day and made her look like an orphan. I cut them a few weeks ago, and am so glad. We don't have the daily battles surrounding rubber bands and barrettes.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Very Belated Halloween Photos

After I reluctantly purchased a Snow White costume, and then Lucy refused to even touch the dress once we got it home, I decided the costumes this year would be based on comfortable pajamas. Introducing the Tiger and the Zebra:

And any attempts at a photo of the two of them together, smiling was out of the question. The candy high produced a kid who ran around outside for several hours before finally collapsing in bed after only two stories.

*Note - those are not our Halloween decorations, but Lucy sure did like the graveyard scene, complete with 'dinosaur bones' and 'babies', aka skeletons.