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!










4 comments:

Reese said...

Don't worry too much about Eli's weight, I'm sure he will make up for it when he is a teenager. Alyssa is also always behind on her weight when we see the dr. and he says the same thing. I remember when she was at the one year mark, feeding her all day long so that she would gain enough weight to turn the carseat around. haha

He is such a good little eater and so cute at everthing he does. Tell him Aunt Reese is proud of him and can't wait to see him again sometime.

angie said...

Such a happy baby! Love the pictures.

Leanna said...

Cute pictures! Glad he is doing so well.

Gina said...

Eli is too cute. :)