Saturday, January 26, 2008

teething? -maybe.

we think teeth may be the next milestone for eli. not for sure, but with all the chewing, and sucking, and slobbering he's been doing lately, you'd sure think something was going on in that mouth! here he is, sucking on his lip. something he's been doing a lot lately. his other favorite is his hand, and then there's the john deere massaging corn cob teether!!! where do they come up with this stuff?!?! either way...he sure loves it!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

i apologize for being so quiet on here as of lately. things are just busy! i can't believe how quickly our evenings fly by with a little one in the house. we had eli's 4 month appt. yesterday. shots are no fun! he seems to be a little sore yet today from them, and he's making up for that with a lot of sleep! he weighed in at 14 pounds, and is 25 inches long! growing like crazy!! the dr. was impressed with how strong he is, and the fact that he's been rolling over for a couple weeks now. he said to continue with the cereal as long as he's liking it, and it won't be long before we can start stage 1 foods!!!! crazy to think that 1 year ago we just found out we were expecting!!!!!!! it's amazing what blessings a year brings......even if that blessing makes our lives very busy!!!
what joy!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Grandpa Bonding.....

so, to elaborate a little on the post liz made, i thought i should explain for those of you who have not yet heard about eli and grandpa loren's exciting day! yes, loren took care of eli for an entire day BY HIMSELF!!!!! and, yes, eliott's diaper was changed throughout the day, and yes, grandpa did it BY HIMSELF!!!!!! if you don't know loren, i think you need to understand that he has NEVER in his life changed a diaper! you see....loren has an extremely weak stomach for these kinds of things...he pretty much turns green when eliott spits up on him-which happens a lot!! i think he was a little nervous and wondering what he had gotten himself into when i dropped eli off in the morning. i wasn't too worried, i knew he was in good hands! and then, loren's worst nightmare came true..........a poopy diaper!!!!!!!! "and to top it all off....", loren told me ".....he went and put his foot in it too yet!" now, i would pay big money to have this whole episode on tape...although, maybe it's better left to the imagination as to how this whole thing went down! men....

Monday, January 7, 2008

First Food!

Eliott had his first taste of rice cereal tonight! Pretty fun time! At first he didn't really know what to think of this spoon in his mouth, and he wanted to spit it out. About half-way through he seemed to some-what get the hang of the game, and we think he may have even gotten a few dribbles into that big belly!!!!

Such hard work!!

After we were finished, Daddy cleaned him all up! He made sure to get in all the rolls on Eli's neck, lots of room for cereal to get stuck!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Always Something New!

Eli continues to amaze us day after day. We can't believe all the little "tricks" he can do! He has gone from being a tiny little newborn, into a bouncing baby boy. We mean bouncing literally, he LOVES to bounce! His Jumperoo may be to blame for this, but nonetheless, he definetly has some mighty strong legs! He's not so much of a cuddler, maybe if you're lucky right before bed, and possibly right when he wakes in the morning. Other than that, he likes to stand, and, bounce!

Last week he shocked us when he decided to roll over for the first time! We knew he was close, but didn't think it would happen this soon. Someone told me, "They will surprise you until they are 50!!!" I think this may be true! Unfortunately for us, Chad and I were not the first to witness this feat. Grandma Pat was watching him while we made a quick trip to St. Cloud. I think we had been on the road for maybe 15 minutes, and we got the call. "He just rolled over!!!!" Oh, and we missed it!! Fun for Grandma, though! Chad was already thrilled to be going shopping, now he was real thrilled when he found out he missed the roll! We now need to watch him at all times, no more leaving the changing table to grab something quick, or leaving him on the bed while we try to get ready. What are we going to do when he starts to crawl?!?!

The boss is now asleep for a while. The house seems so quiet, there is no cooing, no squeaking, no grunting, no toys playing tunes, and no Jumperoo jungle sounds. It's amazing how quickly all this noise begins to be the "norm", and you LOVE it!! I need to take advantage of this, time to clean, wash, fold, sweep, shower.......until the nap is over!

Love from our home,


Saturday, January 5, 2008

And a couple more......

Eli- 3 months old

A friend of mine, who is also an awsome photographer, took Eliott's 3 month pictures for us the other day. They turned out wonderful, like always! Way too many choices!! Here are some of our favorites!


Since we have friends and family stretched far and wide, we decided a blog may be the easiest way to stay connected with updates of what is happening in our family. We hope you enjoy our updates and check back often!
Chad, Jill, and Eliott
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