Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The skinny on Eli

I still haven't gotten back into the swing of blogging, but thought I would at least post Eli's most recent stats from his 15 month check up with our new pediatrician (who I love).

WEIGHT: 30 lbs 9 oz
HEIGHT: 33 3/8 in

Both measurements are pretty much off the charts.  Further confirmation that Eli is a big boy.

He walks, runs, climbs, crawls, rolls, tackles... all with gusto.  To say that he is an active kid would be a major understatement!

Eli talks all the time but doesn't use many recognizable words yet.  Except 'no'.  Lucky me.
He knows several animal noises, including dog, cat, duck, and cow.
And, don't tell anyone here in Athens, but if you ask him what an elephant says, he will raise his fist in the air and wait for us to say 'Roll Tide'.  It's too cute for me to try to get him to stop.

We get an occasional 'uh-oh' and 'da-da' and 'ma-ma'.  Eli continues to use some signs to communicate as well... especially 'more', 'please', and 'all finished'.

I have a feeling that an explosion of vocabulary is around the corner!

Eli is about as friendly as they come... he will wave at anyone who looks his way and has all the grandmas at the grocery store wrapped around his finger after he flashes one of his charming smiles.

He has started giving great hugs and will often come up to me and throw his arms around me.  Sloppy open mouth kisses, too.  Aren't they the best?

In addition to using the word no, he fully understands what it means when it is told to him.  We are seeing the beginning of the tantrum phase... crying, gnashing of teeth, collapsing on the floor... the whole nine yards.

Oh, Eli.  You are the light of my life!


christan said...

So fun to get an update on your little (sort of) boy. And so happy that God provided a new position for Josh in Georgia. Very cool.

Sarah Call said...

I, too, love open mouth kisses from a certain 15 month old :) And Graham is also entering the tantrum/ no patience phase. Oh Joy! You are not alone in that.

Amber Sidwell said...

What a beautiful update! He is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for keeping us in the loop.