Thursday, October 22, 2009

Our little boy is 20 months old today!

Elijah has been home for almost a month. He is coming out and showing more of his personality every day. We are so blessed that God has given us this little boy. He is growing and developing very fast. When we first got him, he crawled more than walked. Now, he walks more, he still does the "frankenstein" walk, but he is walking. He has learned to go up the stairs, but coming down...not so much. So, up go the fences. He loves to play in the toilet, so the bathroom door has to be closed at all times. If he gets in, he will throw whatever he is holding in there, and then fish it out with his hands! Yuck!

Getting into trouble with the hearth

 Discovering that the piano makes noise

He is no longer afraid of the bath or our dogs. He will crawl over both dogs and think nothing about patting them.
He can say, "Hey, bye, and Mama". He will sign "More". When you ask him where is Elijah, he points to himself and says, "Lie, Lie, Lie". He plays patty cake and blows kisses. He also will give kisses and high fives. You can't touch Elijah's feet, they are so ticklish.  Physically, I think he has gotten fatter(although still tiny). The tabs on his diaper don't touch each other like they used to. He eats like a pig. He will eat anything except for baby food peaches. Because he will chew on something for an hour or so, we have to puree his food, or serve him something really soft. For nutrition and bonding, we are still giving him formula in a bottle three times a day.

Travelling isn't a problem, he loves the car seat. In fact, he sleeps best there. Sleep is still an issue. He sleeps well at night, but not during the day.  We still need prayer and work in this area. He is very jealous of Abbey and will throw a tantrum if someone holds her and not him. We are ignoring this little fit, because we want Abbey to have some one on one time, and also to teach him that these fits will not get him his way. There are times when he enjoys her, though.

Swinging bliss



Overall, he is a joy and we are so thankful to have him!
 I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. I Samuel 1:27


  1. Cali loves Yo Baby drinkable yogurt. We put a straw thru the foil top. She can still drink 3 a day!

  2. Happy 20 months Elijah! We are so glad that you are home now and part of our little play group family!