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Sunday, September 13, 2009

10 Months Already!

Well, it's been a while since I actually sat down to write a blog. Dan has been responsible for the last few posts. There have been some changes around here in the past month. I'm now officially done working. I was doing 10 hours a week from home until OHSU hired someone to take my job. We weren't planning on that second paycheck all summer so the extra cash was nice. But, getting those 2 hours in a day was sort of tough. Sounds easy, but usually it had to be done at night which meant I was up working from 10-12am. So, now I am a full time mom.

Elliott has been doing great. He's huge! Dan weighed him on the Wii the other day and it said 23 lbs! We are already starting to upgrade into 12-18 month clothes. Elliott will pull himself up and walk all over the place - as long as one hand in connected to something stable. He's getting more brave and will stand for bits of time on his own. He says "momma" and "dada" and I actually think he's starting to make the association on what those words mean. He has also learned how to spit. Where did my sweet baby go? He's been replaced with a gross boy already! E will happily sit in his car seat, play with his feet and spit the whole time we are in the car. He is also starting to dance - or his version of dancing - to music. It's really funny.

Here are some pictures and video of the last few weeks:

During a bath - so happy in the tub now!


No longer needing help with the bottle - he's content to do it all on his own.

Elliott during one of his "moments". He will be happily playing until he sees a blanket (or my bathrobe) and he'll race over to grab the blanket and suck his tumb. It's really funny:

Elliott was standing at the gate blocking our stairway the other day totally wailing. Dan was working on the stairs and E couldn't stand it. He just wanted his Dad so badly! I was a very pale second place at that moment. In the second pic you can see how red his eyes are.

Finally two videos of E. First of him playing peek-a-boo with his blanket (after having a moment) and the second is of him dancing to the Beatles.


The Howe Family said...

I love all the new pictures and details of life with Elliott!! What a sweetheart!
This is a fun age as we watch them grow and change SO much...but, oh my! What a full time job too to follow these kiddos around constantly!

Victoria said...

Great peek-a-boo blanket video... the other one doesn't seem to work? (and peaking of work... now that you are a full time Mom... maybe we will be seeing more pictures and having more stories!)