Eli started on Rice Cereal day before yesterday. I know it's a little early, he's only 3 mos., but the big boy is always hungry. He's been waking me up every two hours at night to eat, so I thought this would buy me some sleep, and it worked. I've had 4-5 hrs straight sleep after he goes down the first time! I was a little worried about how he'd do, but my Mom said she started my Brothers on cereal at 6 wks and they were fine. It turns out I had nothing to worry about, Eli slurps it right up, swallows it down and opens his mouth for more.
I bought Eli some size 12 mos. pajamas and they're too small. His chubby little arms were squeezed in so tight he lost circulation in his hands after just a few minutes. I guess I'll go back and look for 18 mos.
Eli is having tummy time. He loves it when this little chick peeps (actually it sounds like an old school video game).
Today I was eating lunch and Eli started to fuss. I really wanted to finish, and I just had some Lime Jello left. So I thought to myself "What would happen if I gave Eli some Jello?" I expected that he would just let it fall out of his mouth, but to my surprise he smacked his lips and wanted more.
I fed him about a teaspoon total, but felt a little bad when his tongue was green. I guess baby's first food was Lime Jello.
This week has been great, Eli is starting to be a little more independent. He's letting me put him down on a blanket for a few minutes a couple of times a day. He's still working on controlling his arms, but as you can see he's trying to reach for toys. I think his interest in the world is just starting to overpower his desire to be held my Mommy all day.
We bought the Moby Sling for Eli yesterday. He loves it and I think it's so much more comfortable than our Baby Bjorn. The material is wide, so it disperses the weight better than a narrow strap, and this really saves my shoulders and back. It's also fun to tie it in different ways, he can face towards me, away from me or ride on my back.
I've finally reconciled myself to the fact that I'll be carrying him around a lot, so comfort is key.
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!