Friday, October 30, 2009

Where Eah?

First, accept my apology for such a long stint between posts. If I could describe our lives this last bit: we've been chasing our tails.

Sophia broke her arm two weeks ago. She has a bright pink cast from wrist to above her elbow. She managed to take a flying leap off of the neighbor's driveway drop on her sit-down scooter. Ask her the story, it is quite animated. I believe she has even greater empathy for her sweet baby boy...not that she lacked points in that area.

Elijah has started asking for "Yum Yum." Yes, people, Eli is asking to eat!!!!!!! This is a HUGE accomplishment for our child. Those of you new to his blog...he received a feeding tube at 4 weeks old because he threw up everything we put in his tummy. Turns out he was allergic to his formula, but having the g-tube helped us focus on other things knowing all along we could feed Elijah without his cooperation. It has been a blessing, but it isn't something we want him to have for life.

Tonight he dipped his fingers in sour cream and ranch dressing and enjoyed every lick. In fact, I ended the flavorful experience before Eli was really done, but I want to make sure he doesn't have an allergic reaction. We are on our way!

Plus, Elijah's vocabulary is expanding daily. He'll make us crack up by repeating whatever short sentences we use like: really, I know, etc. Today, he wanted to go outside so he asks "outside?" We go. He thought Sophia went out ahead of us. He kept pointing and saying "this way" and I kept abiding by his direction. Soon he said, "Where Eah?" It actually startled me. An unprompted two-word sentence! As his reward, we found Sophia in short order.

We've all been fighting illness for about a week. Started with Sophia last Saturday...much to her dismay she was well enough for school on Monday. David is still really puny. I've avoided this round. Both kids have both flu vaccines...thankfully. We aren't starting the season off well though.

One final piece of good news: Eli weighs 19 pounds. I'm tickled to report he no longer fits in his infant car seat. He now faces forward like the big boy he is. He's moved into size 4 diapers and size 24 month clothing. Although very small for his age, he is growing. So keep that on his prayer list.

Also, keep praying for Grandma Bobbie's health and comfort.

Happy Halloween. Video soon...I hope.

Love to all,
Melissa

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