Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Elliott, 9 months old

Today Elliott finally pulled himself up on the couch. Yay! He's been getting halfway up for awhile, but finally made it today.

He is so proud of himself and his mobile abilities. He gets around so fast now!

We are so blessed to have such a happy, friendly little guy. He's so easy! Lately he's been in a "mommy phase". While it can be annoying that he doesn't let anyone else hold him right now, it's also pretty cute how he'll randomly give me hugs and kisses and follows me from room to room just checking on what I'm doing and where I am.

Up until now, we haven't had to buy anything extra in terms of food for him. But now he's getting older, he definitely has the appetite of his daddy. Yesterday he ate a whole egg plus 1 1/2 pears for breakfast. For lunch he had almost a half cup of mashed beans with coconut oil. And for dinner he ate a whole yam and almost a 1/2 cup of finely chopped walnuts! He ate all that combined with nursing 4 times and having miscellaneous cheerios and crackers.

I've been using the book Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron to make Elliott's food. Making your own baby food is a lot cheaper and nutritious than buying baby food jars. I highly recommend this book for anyone wondering what and when to feed their baby. Elliott loves everything I've fed him so far. The only thing he isn't too crazy about are green beans.

I've started planning his first birthday party now too. :) I know at a year old they don't remember their birthday, but I like planning parties so it's more my party than his. lol. We're going with a monkey theme.

I wish he'd wear a cute little costume like this for his Halloween birthday, but he hates things on his head, so I'm not even going to try. He'd sure look adorable though!


  1. He is soooo adorable! And we are trying for a baby so I will have to pick your brain about all things baby--- hopefully sooner rather than later ;) xo

  2. I LOVE Super Baby Food! It's a great book.

    The cake is adorable, but not nearly so much as Elliott is.