Wednesday, July 28, 2010

4 months old

Eli is officially 4 months old. Here are his updated stats: 15 lbs 8 oz and 26 1/4 inches long; he was in the 50th percentile for weight, head circumference, and the 80th percentile for height. Time sure is flying by and Eli is learning new tricks everyday... here are his latest accomplishments: He is making all sorts of sounds (mostly vowels), he is pushing up and extending his arms when he is on his belly, he will sit for a few seconds before toppling over, he is reaching and grabbing toys, grabbing his passy putting it in his mouth and removing it from his mouth, laughing out loud, smiling, and cooing.

 He has a very laid back personality... except for meal time when he gets downright angry when you take his milk! We have started rice cereal mixed with breast milk via spoon. He doesn't like to eat his cereal when he is tired or ready to nurse so I have to catch him in between. I just bought out the store a few jars of baby food to try. I think I will start with veggies... since his pediatrician didn't seem to have a preference. So all in all he is a pretty good baby... oh wait.. I didnt' mention sleeping!

Sleeping.. what is sleep? That thing I have not had in 5 months! Occasionally we will have a good night which consists of sleep from 10 pm to 3:30 am (feed, poop, change), and then sleep until 6 am or 7 am. Other nights I succumb to exhaustion and put him in the bed with me and feel like a sow with my piglet attached! Yeah yeah.. I know this is not a great.. heck, even good arrangement but at least I do nod off. I definitely did NOT put one of Isaac's mattresses off his bunk beds in the nursery... and I most assuredly do NOT end up sleeping in there 4-5 nights a week! :o

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Zoo Zoo

Eli loves this crazy thing. He can be screaming but when you make the toy sing he stops and listens. I don't know what it is called but it sings jibberish. I named it Zoo Zoo :)

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My first formula

I have been wanting to try some formula just to see how he would do and of course my little piggy baby sucked down 8 oz! He didnt seem to mind the change... but now I am going to go hang out with my pump.

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Callaway Gardens

This year we went on vacation with my dad, Aunt Jane, and Uncle Richard. My sister, brother-in-law, and nephew were supposed to come but were unable to at the last minute :( This was the first time we have been on vacation with my dad and aunt since 2005 so we were pretty pumped to get to spend the week with them. We decided to go to Callaway Gardens in Georgia... a favorite vacation spot from my childhood. We first went to Callaway in 1990 and then went 3 more years after that. Audra and I loved the day camp and have a lot of fond memories from the trips. We picked Callaway because Isaac is just the age to have a great time,  there are beautiful golf courses for the guys, and of course..the spa! Callaway is located on 14,000 acres with 20+ miles of bike trails throughout the gardens. We brought our bikes and even purchased a bike trailer that we could pull Eli in and tried to ride each day. Eli would close his eyes and lay his head down when we would ride and when we stopped he would open his eyes and look around.  Isaac loved to ride to camp in the morning but since it was about 3 miles each way we alternated taking him and picking him up from camp. Isaac had swimming each day at Robin's beach (the largest man made beach in the US), circus skills, arts/crafts, archery, golf, tennis, geocatching and much more! My dad and Josh played golf and my Aunt Jane treated me to a day at the spa. The 110 minute exfoliation, body, scalp, foot massage was fabulous! Dad and I found a restaurant that had delicious bread pudding so we had to revisit that establishment for a re-run! Eli did great on the trip... it helped that we left at 430 am on the way down there and 10 pm on the way back to maximize his sleeping time. Thanks Aunt Jane and Daddy for the vacation!
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Aunt Jane, Eli, Grandpa and Isaac

Eli with his toes in the sand

Isaac heading out to Ice-berg Island
Josh and I took him and joined the fun one day and afterwards my arms were sore!
My boys!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hiking Linville Falls

We decided to go hiking up at Linville falls and then drive the parkway to Boone. Eli loves to ride in the Baby Bjorn! We ate at Josh's favorite restaurant (Makados) and then went shopping to the shops on the parkway. Fun day!
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