Elijah is 2/3rds of the way through his first year. His eyes are lighter than they were when he was born and decidedly blue, not grey. His hair went through a brief red period around 1-2 months, but is back to blonde with red highlights.
He is very happy, and very fun. He is working his way through a stage where he doesn't like getting dressed or undressed. With two front teeth on bottom and three on top, Elijah is a very calm teether. The only thing he wants when a tooth is breaking through is to be carried around. He sleeps through every night, even when teeth are coming through.
He loves his food, whether it's a bottle, Gerber crunchies, or fruit/veggie puree. He holds his own bottle regularly now. He loves music, rocking back and forth in his boppy when we've got music on. Books are another of his favorite things. He reaches for them and loves to flip the pages on his own.
Elijah has a couple new tricks: he picks his head up all the time now, and Army crawls. He can push himself onto his hands and knees and rocks there for a little. We'll have a crawler before Halloween! He has just learned how to sit up on his own and we're working on waving. He has also turned into something of a ham baby. Every time he sees the camera he smiles. It's pretty hilarious.
He loves games with movement, when we hold him and dance or run around.
Nathan and I have discovered that while we both love to play and spend time with him individually, we have more fun with him when we are all together. Things are changing all over. The car I've been driving, which used to belong to my grandparents, has become undrivable. We are going to look at other cars tonight and I've been thinking what I want in a vehicle. My biggest priority is having enough room in the back for Elijah's car seat. And then, of course, safety and gas mileage.
We can't wait for Halloween!