Eli says thanks to everyone for the Happy Birthday wishes!
I'll admit it - he's a toddler. Not walking yet, but starting to be able to stand on his own for a few seconds at a time. He just seems like a toddler now.
He wants to eat whatever we're eating. I keep trying to get the pureed fruits and veggies in him, but more often he ends up with little pieces of cracker, rice, and some other not-as-healthy things. This is completely foreign to me because Aidan stuck with the babyfood for a long time and was never really interested in what we were eating this early.
Last night I let myself indulge in some alcohol for New Year's, and Eli got his first bottle of toddler formula. I've decided not to feel guilty about that. I am so proud for giving him nothing but breastmilk his first year. He seemed to like it, and thank God he doesn't seem to have any allergy to dairy like his big brother had. If Aidan had even the tiniest hint of any form of dairy, he broke out in little red splotches and bumps all over his face or wherever it touched his skin.
Speaking of Aidan, he went home with my sister today to spend the night. This is the first time since we had Eli that I've been away from him overnight, so, the first time in a year! It's nice for us to have so much time to spend with Eli, but it's wierd not having Aidan here - like I'm missing an arm or something.
Happy New Year everyone!