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Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Eli (October 19th)

I can't believe it's already been a year!!! You know how they say you forget the pain of child birth as time passes...well, I remember it like it was yesterday, no kidding. I still think I'd opt for an epidural even though the recovery with out one is so much quicker. So, if and when we have another baby, it's not because I don't remember the pain. It's because they're so cute and wonderful and they make me a better person. I truly believe that being a mom allows me the opportunity to develop Christ like attributes.

Our little Eli has been such a wonder boy.... happy, sweet, curious and cuddly. He and Miles are getting to be great buds. Miles is SUCH a great brother to him. The other night Eli woke up around 3:00 am and I moved him into the other room in his port-a-crib so he wouldn't wake Miles up. About 6:45 Miles woke up panicked...."Mom, Mom!" I ran in there, "What Miles, what's the matter?" "Where's Eli?" "He's in the other room sleeping, it's OK." "No it's not, he has to sleep in here, in his crib mom." Also on mornings when I just don't feel like getting out of bed, Miles will play in his room for 15-20 min (until I concede to the morning) and he'll even put toys in Eli's crib so he can play too. It really helps a mother and a brother out:)

Eli had his 1 year check up today and he did great at the Doctors office. He only cried for a minute, maybe less, while they gave him the shots (we have to go do blood work next week, that could be a different story) He weighed 21 lbs 4 oz (15 % I think) and was 30 in (50%). He's starting to walk a little. He took three steps the other day, but still prefers his funny little scoot.

We love you Eli! We're so glad you're a part of our family!
This was his birthday cupcake

Eli's new toy






An evening at the park the night after Eli's birthday (we have so many pics of Miles at the park and realized we hadn't taken any of Eli). Eli loves the swing and he loves to hang on the bars. But mostly he loves to crawl around in the bark and do his own thing.


















8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Eli!
--Kandis, Carter and Brooks

Rookie Blog said...

AMen. It seems like my prayers, thoughts, mistakes, happy moments all revolve around motherhood. I'm not ready to make the jump to 3. I can barely handle these 2. It's easy to see how different your kids are and so cute in their own way. Can you imagine like 9 kids all with different personalities...

Rich and Natalie said...

Happy Birthday Eli! We sent you guys a package today :)

Stefan and Lori Knudsen: said...

Awww! Could it have been only a year since Eli was born? I'm sure it has flown by fast but it seems like a totally different life when I think back to meeting him when you came home from the hospital! Such a sweet baby! Hope things are well with you! Happy Birthday Eli!

Barbara Hurst said...

I kind of miss your Ann Arbor Apt. Those are fond memories I will keep forever. Can't believe a year has gone by, so much has happend! Good times not to be forgotten. Love you!!

Thompson Family said...

Eli is so expressive! :)

Anonymous said...

How precious is that little nugget! He's beyond adorable, both of your sons are. If you ever need a babysitter, I'd happy spend time with them for free : )

Yanique

mike & teresa said...

It makes me sad that I hardly know him. Maybe one day our boys will be able to wrestle and cause trouble with each other!