Sunday, November 7, 2010

Week 41 November 1st-7th

I had my 9 month check-up this week.  I am just shy of 20 lbs (19lbs, 15oz--50th percentile), 29" tall (75th), and my head circumference is 48.25 cm, which is off the growth chart curve.  In order to be on the 97th percentile, my head needed to be that explains why I can't yet crawl.  My head is too heavy.  Speaking of which, here is a short video of my 'Quasimoto crawl'.  When I get tired, I use my head to help me move.

The tied for second important thing this week was that I went down to LA to see my cousin Alyssa for her red egg and ginger party, AND it's my Uncle Mike's birthday!

I also went on my first plane ride!!!  It was fun!  Here I am in the security bin.  Both the TSA security people as well as the passengers behind me were oohing and aahing at me, and told my parents to take a picture of me.

 Grandma and Grandpa have been teaching me a new trick.  I'm slowly getting it.

Great Auntie Susanna bought me this cool toy!  She was so excited for me to try, Daddy had to open it and set it up right away.  I'm not sure what to do with it yet.  Mommy put me on this, but I don't know how to move on it yet.

Great Uncle Allan and Great Auntie Kaman came from Hong Kong for the red egg dinner.  They haven't seen me in a few months.

In the afternoon, I took a nap.  It lasted maybe an hour.  I guess it's because of my position.  When Mommy came in to check on me, she saw me like this.  She leaned forward to make sure I was still breathing, then went out to get her camera.  At least she has her priorities straight.  It's blurry because she didn't want to use her flash.

We also went to Joann's to get some ribbon.  Look where Daddy found me!  Well actually, Daddy put me in this, in case you didn't know.

It was a rowdy couple of nights.  I slept waay past my bedtime both Friday and Saturday nights...Friday because we arrived late, and Saturday because of the party.

I had a lot of fun with all my uncles and aunties.  Here I am with Great Uncle Jeffrey and Great Auntie Annie.  I didn't get a picture with them last time I saw them. Great Uncle Jeffrey is Grandpa's brother.

Here I am with Great Auntie Susanna and the elusive Great Uncle Richard.

And me with the guest of honor.  You'd think with all these pictures of me and family that this dinner was about me.  Little does Alyssa know, it IS all about me.  I am the first grandchild after all.  Sorry Alyssa!

Of course, Mommy had to hold Alyssa, so here's a picture of them two.

But back to me...
The birthday boy Uncle Mike and me.  I always hear his voice on the phone.  Now that I'm bigger, I will try to remember the face.

You can't tell, but I was playing with Uncle Eric. Every time he tilted his head, I'd do it too. Some times I'd even yell out loud so that he would play with me again. 

Here are Uncle Dan, Auntie Katie, and Auntie Laura in the background...Auntie Katie is Auntie Jen's (Alyssa's mommy) sister.  I had a ball with them.  Auntie Katie found my tickle spot so I was just laughing up a storm with them.

Auntie April and Uncle Tim (Auntie Jen's brother) were also playing with me.  I had my second wind with them.

When we returned from the dinner, Daddy wanted to slow things down a bit for me.  I think Mommy and Daddy better get ready for some piano lessons.

 I had a really hard time falling asleep that night. I played so much and had so much fun, I couldn't calm down.  It was nearly 11p when I finally slept!
On Sunday, I got a picture with Uncle Calvin before we left.

And finally, back in the bin for me.  They almost put me through the machine!!!  Just kidding.

Man, I don't know if I can top this past week.  It was all very exciting.  I did well on the plane ride down, and just ok on the plane ride up. It might be good to have a calm week though.  Mommy hopes that with the time change and the crazy weekend, I will be able to get back to my normal sleep schedule. We'll see.


  1. Congrats on your first plane ride! Sounds like you had a great time. Don't worry about the big head, it just means you're smart. ;) The bin shots are so cute!

  2. Elliot, it was so good to see you. Alyssa loved seeing you and wishes she can play with you more. I'm so glad you had a great time and thanks for seeing me on my birthday. I can't wait to see you again. I think you'll be crawling very soon. I can't wait!!

  3. Gosh I miss playing with you already Elliot. We'll have to teach you a new game next time I see you!

  4. A very busy but very fun weekend! Happy b-day again to Uncle Mike!

  5. Aww, Elliot takes after mommy's big...uh...brain ;) Love the pics of him in the security bin, too too cute! The high five trick is awesome and I'm loving all the videos you guys are putting up! The head tilting is so cute :)