At his orthopedic appointment last week he weighed 19 lbs 13 oz and was about 28 inches.
|I love my happy boy!|
This has been a BIG month for Eli! This past month he started sitting in the side sitting position and also sitting with his legs bent at the knee. We had been working on this in therapy for MONTHS! I really began to doubt that he would ever be able to do this on his own. Everytime we would bend those sweet little legs, they would come straight back out! One day I was over at my parents house and Eli was sitting on the floor and my mom and I started noticing him bending his knees while sitting. We both looked at each other and were quite amazed. Since then he has been bending those little legs like crazy.
|Is it just me or does he look about Five in this picture?|
|He loves being able to chase after his sisters...and get into their toys!!|
He got his first two teeth this past month and has started making more sounds (finally!) He is saying mama, dada, baba...and we think we've heard a papa too. He is beginning to make lots of other babbling sounds and we love hearing his little voice. We are most likely adding speech therapy onto our therapy schedule in the weeks to come. He has been a little behind verbally and our OT and PT have encouraged it. We just want to make sure we are doing everything to keep him as much on track as we can.
Next Friday Eli has his big neuro appointment. It is a big appointment in which our Neuro will decide if he thinks he needs a shunt. Last appointment he kinda gave us a two month waiting period to see if that little knoggin would slow down. Well, unfortunately it has continued to grow. I am still praying for wisdom. We have gotten a second opinion and are seeking another. We want to know all of our options and make the best choice for Eli. Of course not needing to do anything would be such a blessing! Nothing would make me happier than for that little head to slow down and begin to absorb the extra axial fluid that is there. We would covet your prayers for Eli and this important appointment.
I don't know what Eli's future is going to hold, but I am so proud of all that he has already accomplished. He is such a fun and easy going little guy. He seems to love life and love people. He is a little ray of sunshine and I know God will continued to be glorified in his life. We love him so.
Now for planning another first birthday!