We finally found something Eli likes, the Rainforest Swing. He likes to swing, nap and look at the bright mobile. It also makes animal noises and when the monkey hoots Eli makes little baby noises back at it.
I have discovered that my Baby has a snooze button. When he starts to wake up he grunts and groans, and if I catch it early enough I can stave him off. I just give him a few pats and he'll go back to sleep for about 5 minutes. This only works 2 or 3 times, and gives me just enough time to really wake up. I didn't know we signed up for this feature, but I love it.
Before we had Eli we had all of these great ideas about parenting, we thought we knew it all. I've had some experience with children from helping my Mom with her daycare and I knew I never wanted to start patting my child to sleep, give him a pacifier or let him sleep in my bed. I thought it was a mark of good parenting if a child would go to bed on their own, unassisted.
Well, after almost 7 weeks of not sleeping you can see what we've resorted to. I should've learned by now not to judge people, sometimes you end up doing just what you thought was all wrong and then you have to eat your words. It's a good thing words are calorie free, or I'd be having a tough time loosing this pregnancy weight!
Last night Eli slept for 6 hours straight, same as the night before. I love the Binki and he loves our bed!
It seems like every time I nurse Eli he's a little bit longer and a little bit heavier. Yesterday I decided to weigh and measure him and even I was surprised. He's 24 1/2 inches long and 14 lbs. I guess we're going to have a big boy!
Ben - Professional: Financial Analyst for The City of Boise Recreational: Tries to catch a movie or bike ride whenever he can, takes the kids on bike rides Church:
Michelle - Professional: Homemaker Recreational: Reading, cooking, bike riding Church:
Eli - Professional: Plays with Matchbox Car, rides his bike, plays with stuffed animals, memorizes names and functions of heavy machinery Recreational: Watches Mighty Machines, "fixes" things, swimming Church: Loves to sing Choose The Right
Lilly- Professional: Thinks she's Cinderella (without the cleaning), reading, and riding her bike Recreational: Follows Eli around the house trying to do what he does while wearing 10 necklaces Church: Goes to any nursery like she's been going there her whole life!