Wednesday, February 18, 2009

9 month check-up

I can't believe it! Eli is almost 9 months old. It's so hard to believe that we'll be having his birthday in three short months! We went to the doctor yesterday for his 9 month checkup and shots (wah :(...). The doc says he's doing really well! He's in the 25th percentile for his height and 10th percentile for head circumference (non-preemie adjusted). His weight is still lagging behind as he only weighs 15lbs 2 oz. It looks like he's going to be a skinny kid like his daddy, but the doctor said this was fine. He's healthy and active, and his motor skills development is right on target (perhaps even a little advanced) for his age.

We've been feeding him three meals a day for the past month or so, and have recently started giving him different table foods. We tried couscous the other night and this was the result:

Yep - we even got it up the nose.Believe it or not, we actually got more down the hatch than on his face, though you'd never know it from the pictures :).

One of Eli's new favorite kitchen activities is to help Mommy load the dishwasher.

What a great helper!

In other Zannis news, we find out the sex of Baby #2 on March 2nd, so be sure to check back then for our big announcement!

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Last week we started using Eli's "big boy" bath seat instead of the infant tub, and he loved it! He was always indifferent to having a bath before and now he has a blast just splashing around and playing with his toys.

Of course, Layla was intrigued.

So she finally took the plunge.

A few dog hairs in the bathtub won't hurt, right?