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!


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. :)