Sunday, July 27, 2008

3 months home

July has been a very busy month for Eli. He's been home for 3 months now.

On July 4, he celebrated his 1st Independence Day as an American citizen.

Developmentally, he has made such great progress. He can feed himself, and he has just started drinking his afternoon juice from a sippy cup. He can stack blocks now.

My sister visited today, and he had such a great time with her!

He can walk now! He took his first unassisted steps on July 17, and we are such proud and happy parents.

Today he walked on the grass in his bare feet for the first time! Considering he was afraid of touching or sitting in the grass when he first came home, this was a huge moment.

Attachment is coming along. When he is held, he will rest his head against my chest or R's chest and snuggle in for a few seconds now. He will also sit in my lap for brief periods. When he is playing, he will stop and make eye contact. If I'm sitting on the couch, he'll come over and hug my legs. He is able to receive and show more affection than he was 3 months ago. We love him so much, and want him to feel secure.

When I can make him laugh, it is the best thing in the whole world. He has the most adorable baby laugh, and it just melts my heart.


Susan & Randy said...

I'm so glad to see an update on you guys. Eli is so cute and so happy in his pictures. How is your pregnancy coming along?

Tiger & Kar said...

Yay! A post AND a video! How great. Eli is just too cute for words. I'm glad he continues to settle in nicely. How are you feeling these days?

Troy and Rachel said...

What a cutie - I see those curls are still going strong!!