Month Updates

Eli is ONE!

Whhhaaattt? How is this boy ONE?! So cliche but it’s truly been the fastest year of my life!

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Here are some fun things about our sweet Eli James:

He can clap, wave, and does that cute little sound thing where he strums his fingers on his bottom lip while making silly sounds. (it’s adorable.)

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Weighs 21 lbs 10 oz (55th percentile)

Is 31 inches long (90th percentile)

Head is 18 inches (50th percentile)

He says dada, mama, and all of sorts of cute unintelligible gibberish :) He has stopped spitting up altogether in the last month (HUZZAH!!!) but he is still quite slobbery, especially when teething.

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He can pull himself up to stand when he has something to balance on, but is still a little nervous to stand by himself. he climbs all over everything!

He has taken a few steps before falling, but is still a little nervous about this too ha ha

He loves his brother and sister but mama is still his favorite thus far! (YESSS!!)

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He is getting 3 teeth right now and has been the saddest boy lately. ( I think he has a total of 9 or 10 teeth at this point!)

He is usually incredibly happy, very snuggly and very calm and content doing his own thing. (unless he’s sick and/or teething ha ha)

The best way to describe him is that he’s essentially the family puppy. He breathes all cute and excitedly like a one, crawls crazy fast and loves to chase things and is very slobbery. Definitely a sweet little pup!

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His favorite foods are milk, bananas, blueberries, crackers and clementine cuties! He’ll eat most things though, but those ones are always a hit. (unless he’s teething. ha ha ha)

Doing his cake smash was so fun and so so messy because this boy kept crawling towards me after taking a bite ha ha I definitely had to wipe the floors afterwards! I made the cake way way fancier than I wanted because I was trying to cover up my many mistakes- maybe one day I’ll get to the point where I won’t have to do that but today is not that day ha ha

He gives me really precious open mouth kisses that are super spitty and sloppy and yet I adore them and even encourage them! #momlife

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I went for a newsies theme for his birthday shoot and I’m in love with how cute he was in that outfit! Love that sweet little cheeser to pieces.

He is starting to drop his morning nap but isn’t quite ready to let go of it so we’re in a weird transition stage right now. he wakes up around 7/7:30am (my earliest riser thus far) and then usually naps for 3 fish hours throughout the day, and then I put him down to bed around 6 or 7. (yes, we have become the people who have an insanely early bedtime for our baby ha ha #survivalmode.)

Eli joined our family sooner than I would have planned but holy cow, he has been such a perfect and sweet addition to our family and he is total proof that God’s timing is perfect! We love him so much and can’t wait to see what he learns and how he grows this year!

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Eli’s Eleven Month Update

My mind is blown that this baby boy of mine will be One next month! 😱 His first year has flown by much faster than my other kiddos it seems. I feel myself growing more and more sentimental at this stage with each baby I have! 

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Eli is starting to be interested in bigger toys and pulls himself up on his knees a lot and loves to climb all over things. His favorite toy is his little table toy that makes fun music and sounds. He likes to walk with help and he can stand by himself for a second or two before he falls. 

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He loves to eat eat things off the floor and is definitely my little vacuum cleaner 😅 his favorite thing is to pull garbage out of our little garbage cans in each room and try and eat it’s contents 🤢 I feel like I’m following him around all day trying to keep him from choking on or eating things he shouldn’t 😅

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He gives the cutest sloppy kisses (essentially just opening his mouth on my face ha ha) and has unfortunately started biting me a time or two by clamping down on my chin bone or my nose. And he holds that bite like his life depends on it so it’s basically a miracle I don’t have huge blood wounds all over! He has 7 teeth now and seems to be happiest chomping on all the things. 

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He has started saying “mama,” especially when he’s sad, but I’ll take it because it’s the cutest. ❤️

He always seems to find chocolate teddy grahams and loves them! Makes a mega mess with them, but he’s obsessed.

Some days his hair seems red, sometimes blonde, but I’m thinking he’ll be more of a strawberry blonde! Rose and I both had blatantly red hair at birth and it was never hard to tell it’s color, so I’m thinking his will be a little different than ours! I’m curious to see how it looks as it grows! He’s finally getting some little wings of hair behind his ears! Ha ha 

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He always goes after everything that is forbidden but has the sweetest face and most innocent expression while he does so. He especially loves to sneak over and turn our little robot vacuum on or open up the trash compartment on it. 

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He loves being held and is the happiest boy when he has your attention. He loves to climb all over me and my face when I’m exercising if I am laying on my yoga mat which always makes for an interesting time. Ha ha he’s slobbered in my eye too many times to count. 🙅🏼‍♀️

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He is just a really good natured, sweet baby over all, and if he’s fussy, it’s an easy fix (usually fixed with food or sleep!) 

Basically he could not have cared less about these pictures and the ones we got took some serious effort and they weren’t even good, but I guess it just accurately shows the fun and busy stage he’s at! 

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Can’t believe we’ll be celebrating his first birthday next month! 😱❤️