For those of you interested in Eli's growth and all that exciting developmental stuff, he went in for a check-up today and here's the numbers:
Weight: just 2 oz. shy of 27 pounds!
He's in the 93rd percentile for weight and head circumference (big noggin) and the 75th percentile for height.
He's now officially a walker, (a toddler! oh my!) and he prefers it over crawling now.
He can say 6 words so far! It just happened over the last week or two! They are, Mama & Dada (duh), Ball (his favorite), Backpack (weird, right?), Bubble, and Cheese. He can sort of say "book" and "block" but he's kind of working on those. His language skills are developing so fast! We were trying to teach him to say, "I love you, Grandma J!" in time for our trip (tomorrow!) but I'm pretty sure that one's going to have to wait. So far we just point to everything and name it over and over, hoping to get new words to stick and reinforcing the ones he already knows. It's awesome!
Anyway, we're heading down to Cali tomorrow for Poppa's 70th birthday celebration, so to any California relatives (hi, Laura!) we'll be seeing you soon!