Eli had his botox apptmt on Monday. It went really well, apart from the screaming. By the time we walked out of the office, he was just fine. I can already tell he's walking more on his heels, which is great. In a week he gets fitted for his serial casts, which will hopefully only be on for a month.
I'm pretty exhausted trying to keep Eli occupied right now. His toys are old news, and so am I! He gets so excited when Papa comes home so he has someone new to play with. I'm trying to arrange play dates for the next week or so until our activities start up. Monday and Tuesday we'll be in BSF, Thursdays we'll be volunteering with Mom to Mom, and hopefully he'll be involved in AWANA. A great break for Momma and more kids to play with for Eli!
Eli is transitioning out of a nap, which hasn't been fun...he's quite a handful now. He tells me he's tired, but when I put him down for his rest, he throws out his car, then his oof, and then asks to get down. I say no, I love you, give him a kiss and walk out the door. Then he either cries, calls out my name or has conversations with himself (loudly) until I come in and in a very firm voice tell him it's rest time and he needs to be quiet. Then he falls asleep for about an hour. Not a fun process! Maybe I need to go outside for that time.
I've been counting Eli's words...he has more than 60 already! And every day he seems to be adding more words. He's even telling me stories using several words at once (not quite complete sentences, but you can tell he's trying). Here are the words I've counted so far:
M & M
Oh Yeah, Momma
He can almost count to three, and can recognize the letters RVIT and Y.