Monday, July 25, 2016
Ever since the teeth came in, he has gone back to his happy self. Here's hoping the next ones take awhile before they come in to give the poor little guy a break. Eliel didn't get his first teeth until 8 months old so this was quite a surprise!
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
As with Eliel, we started Aldo on avocados. At first, he wasn't a big fan of it but over the past week, he has really come to enjoy it! Here's a quick video of him 'eating'
I am again making all of Aldo's baby food just as I did with Eliel. When I can, I like to give whole foods just smashed up like bananas and avocados but if not, I use my trusty baby food blender and blend away.
Eliel also loves to try and help us feed Aldo. Sometimes he makes it harder than it has to be but I love that he wants to help his little brother. His favorite thing is to give Aldo a few sips of water when he's done eating. Aldo loves it and enjoys when Eliel helps him drink!
Eliel is very excited that Aldo will soon be eating just like him. He had a blast watching his cousin Jacob eat like a big boy!
Monday, July 11, 2016
Aldo now weighs a whopping 16 pounds, 6 ounces which puts him at the 48th percentile. That's quite a jump from last month at the 30th percentile! It wasn't surprising though because this boy always seems to be hungry. He also grew and inch and a half in only a month and is now 26.5 inches which is the 78th percentile. He's definitely taking after Daddy there!
All in all, Aldo is a healthy boy. We did find out though (somewhat by accident) that he does have a milk protein intolerance. What that means is that he can't handle milk proteins in the milk he drinks. Since he nurses, that means I can't have any dairy. It's not too hard for me but I will miss pizza! Hopefully (and likely) he will grow out of it soon but it may be a few months. We found out by giving him some formula recently in the hope of keeping him fuller, longer. The following day, he broke out in a rash on his back and since I hadn't eaten anything different, it was the final piece of the puzzle in figuring out why he spits up so much and so often. Unfortunately now, that means he cannot have formula though unless we buy the special milk-free one. So here's hoping he outgrows it fast!
Aldo also got the green light to start eating solid foods. Hopefully now he'll finally be full! :) This is going to be such a fun month for him! Can't wait to see all that's in store!
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Eliel also got to see fireworks... twice. I took him on Thursday night to a festival near us. It was great because the fireworks show was early and short. We were home and he was in bed by 10pm. He enjoyed them so much I decided to take him to another show on the 4th itself. Unfortunately, that one was a big longer and about halfway through, Eliel asked if we could go home. I did manage to convince him to stay till the end but since we didn't get home until almost 11 o'clock, he was quite exhausted. He did enjoy it though and I enjoyed getting to spend some one on one time with him.
We spent the rest of the fourth at Adam's parents house for a BBQ with some other family. It was a great day!
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Since Mommy has to take care of Aldous since we're still nursing, many times, Daddy and Eliel spendlots of time together. It will be nice when we can do more things as a family together but for the time being, some things happen too late for Aldous so Daddy and Eliel go together. (Even though Mommy could go, I'm usually too tired!)
Two weeks ago, Daddy has a ground breaking for a building he worked on in Sheboygan Wisconsin. They went up for the afternoon and enjoyed an evening together. They even stopped at a famous frozen custard place on the way up. I was pretty bummed I had to miss it. They ate from food trucks, watched a drum line and listened to some other music at the festival.
Last week Daddy took E to see The Force Awakens at an outdoor showing put on by our park district. They were out so late that Mommy was already in bed when they got home!
Since Daddy and Eliel have been spending so much time together, I get to hear a lot of what goes on through Eliel's eyes. The following video is an example of just that! (And for the record, when he says black person, he means black car!)
Eliel is a sponge so anything and everything you say around him will probably come back out at some point! And surprisingly usually in the correct context! :P