mamamonday: Eli's week in reviewMonday, March 26, 2012
Eli is 19 weeks old now - four and a half months. Whaaat?! He's practically a man. Last week was a busy one for the smallest and loudest member of our household:
+ He got mistaken for a girl for the first time. "She's not very old, is she?" asked the woman behind us in line at the store when we were buying diapers. For the record, Eli was dressed in a yellow shirt, gray cords, and sneakers with fire trucks on them. FIRE TRUCKS. I'm not sure what part of this ensemble screams "I'm a girl", not to mention the fact that he just *looks* like a little boy. I didn't bother to correct her, but when I was putting Eli in the car, I whispered, "That woman thought you were a LITTLE GIRL!" and he burst out giggling. We had a good laugh at this poor, confused woman.
|He still thinks it's hilarious.|
+ He started sitting up on his own. Granted, it's only a few seconds before he tips over, but he's getting better at it, and he seems to really want to do it. He tries so hard to stay upright and waves his little arms to keep his balance as long as he can.
+ At his four-month checkup last week, his weight was in the 75th percentile and his height is in the 90th percentile for his age. I don't know how Peter and I ended up with this big beast of a child. I guess there are some lumberjack genes in there somewhere.
+ This is more of an indirect Eli thing - Pete and I have been looking for Eli's Easter outfit, something dressy and spring-y but not shorts, since our heat wave seems to be over (wah). We found a really cute one: linen pants, a white shirt and a little vest that would look very dapper on our handsome dude. Guess how much it cost? NINETY DOLLARS. For an outfit that's going to fit him for about five minutes. It was cute, but not that cute. The hunt continues.