Monday, March 14, 2011

Sweet Eli at 9 Months Old

Really this post is just for me to record Eli's 9 month stats...but you can read them too! ;)

At his 9 month check-up he weighed in at 17 lbs 11 ounces...which, looking back at Johnathan's stats is just 2 ounces shy of his 9 month weight. Eli is 27 1/4 inches tall (Johnathan was 27 1/2) and he is hitting all his developmental milestones! Yay for healthy babies! There really wasn't much to report at his visit (besides another double ear infection...probably because he is getting about 3-4 teeth right now!)...and all in all he is a very healthy boy, praise God!

At 9 months Eli is loving to crawl everywhere...and I mean everywhere! Especially he loves to crawl after Johnathan and crawl to the door where he can see BoBo...he adores his big brother and his doggy! He is starting to pull up onto things but doesn't walk around them yet. He has really started to baby babble a lot lately...and yes, chalk another one up for "Mr. Fun" because Eli said "Dada" first! Ugh! (Totally j/k...I am thrilled that he said dada first...and also thrilled because both Aaron and I heard it together!)

He is still nursing during the night, and on a good night gets up just twice...sometimes more and occasionally just once! We want for him to be able to sleep through the night soon and don't really know how to go about this besides just "refusing" to nurse him and encouraging him to just go back to sleep when he wakes up. Any advice on how to do this would be greatly appreciated. We have tried occasionally to just let him cry (after going in to let him know it is time to sleep) but we haven't stuck with anything for the long run. I am getting too tired though, and he really would benefit from sleeping more as well.

That's about it for Eli's 9 month stats. He is a healthy, happy boy!



Gail said...


Glad to hear Eli is right on track! About the sleep thing...I was just reading an article on baby's sleeping and what seemed to keep coming back was, #1, finding a method that works for your family and then #2, consistency in doing it. The "experts" may tell you this or that, but you know your own baby and what works. I know for us, when Cole does wake up occasionally in the night, I'll re-swaddle him, rock him and give him the pacifier. That way he's no expecting a meal...haha.

Hope that helps!

Love you,

Kayla said...

I can't believe sweet Eli is already 9 months. Goodness! Sounds like he is a healthy little busy body!
As far as advice on stopping your nighttime nursing sessions.....well I was one of those mean and awful mothers that got to a point that I "refused" to nurse Ava. It took some time and consistency but the end result was bliss! ( a full night of sleep for me and her both!) I knew she was waking up out of habit to nurse instead of need so it was really just about changing her little habit.
I am not sure how well this would work since the boys share and room and obviously there will be some crying involved. :( ....maybe Johnathan could sleep in y'alls room in a pack and play or on a pallet for a few nights???
Good luck!
love y'all