Thursday, April 26, 2007

Eli likes to hold his own hands now.

We got a new La-z-boy yesterday and I love it. We can rock Eli to sleep now instead of bouncing him on the ball. This is a lot easier on our backs, and a great place to take a nap.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

This is how Eli likes to be put to sleep, bouncing on the exercise ball. He will hang out doing this as long as we will (can) bounce.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

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.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

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).

Friday, April 13, 2007

My Mom gave Eli a duck for Easter, and he loves it.

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.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

This is Ben's favorite picture of Eli. He says it really "captures" him.

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.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Eli discovered his hand yesterday, since then he has spent many a minute staring at this new wonder.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

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.

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Chubb Chubb in the Tub Tub.

Eli likes the bath more an more everyday. Now he just lounges in the tub.