Monday, May 3, 2010

The spunkman

Can you tell Elijah has been picking out his own outfits lately? :) He likes to layer and he is extremely selective about what shirt(s) he puts on in the morning.

He has also been asking to snuggle with a blanket and pillow on the floor a lot.

And check out his new big boy bike! He can't quite reach the pedals yet, but he does a great job of scooting around on his "bwue bike." Look at my big boy!

Something I hear about nine million times every day is, "WOOK, MOM!" He could be showing me any number of things, but most of the time he is showing me his armpit. When I go in for the tickle, he either giggles uncontrollably or he puts his arm down and says, "HHhhhug! Hug!"

He has started climbing into the love sac and surrounding himself with pillows and blankets. This is the first time he has shown interest in the love sac, and it almost looks like we could lose him in there.

Our patience is still being tested here in the Porta house. Elijah's new thing is banning meal times. Getting him to the table has never been a struggle before, but suddenly it is. We have completely cut out juice and snacks between meals and that sometimes helps to make him hungry enough to come to the table willingly when it's time to eat. Sometimes not, though.

We made a trip to the park this weekend and I realized what an incredibly friendly little boy Elijah is. He says, "HI!!" to everybody at least once. It's funny how some people are receptive to his hellos and some people just aren't (how could you not be?). He loves people so much. He takes after my dad in that way. My dad is the world's friendliest person and Elijah appears to be following in his footsteps.

Well, here we go with another week! I have a doctor's appointment on Wednesday. I'm curious to see if I will get to see my doctor and if she will remember who I am. Next week I will receive my last progesterone injection, so shortly after that we will get to see how well the shots have been working. My personal guess for when I will go into labor is May 25th. Just a weird hunch I have. Have a good week!!


Cecilia said...

Elijah certainly has good taste in fashion! Love all those pictures!

Yes you are right, how could people not be receptive to such an adorable boy's hellos, weird???

Good luck to your doctor appointment on Wednesday!

Have a great week!

mina said...

He is really starting to look less and less like a toddler, love the pics!

The Smith's said...

What a great series of pics! Thanks for sharing. That's funny you mentioned people's different reactions to Elijah's "hi's!" We have noticed the same thing ... most are pleasantly surprised to hear this little person saying hello out of the blue, but we have gotten a few strange looks too =)

Praying for a great doctor's appointment and for patience and strength to be consistent with discipline. Oh so hard!

Lee Family said...

That is so cute he is wanting to pick out his own clothes to wear. But can be a little frustrating for Mom. Love the new Bike what a big boy he is, He looks so mature.
Glad to hear you all had a nice weekend.

Corrie said...

We're having an incredibly hard time with Joshua at meal times as well. We can get him to sit at the table and take a few bites before he slides off his seat and takes off but then it's darn near impossible to get him to sit back down at the table. It seems every meal time is a struggle lately.

Elijah is looking great! Good luck at the doctors tomorrow.

jencooper said...

Elijah must be channeling Bennett these days! B is quite the man of fashion too!! It cracks me up and we just go with it around here.

He is such a cutie pie!!

Good luck at the doctor. I can't wait to hear what they say.

I hope that meal time gets easier. It is always a frustration with us since Gracie eats nothing.

Jennifer said...

Elijah is very cute child.
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