Weight: On Wednesday he was 8 pounds 1 ounce. A week and a half after he was born he surpassed his birth weight. Yay! He doesn't need to go back for any more weight checks now.
Height: We don't have any update on this.
Clothes: Still wearing newborn clothes, but a few of the onesies are getting a little tight with his fluffy cloth diaper butt. I can't imagine him ever wearing 0-3 pants though. They are so huge!
Diapers: Still wearing newborn cloth diapers. We are waiting for his umbilical cord to fall off so we can only use a few of the kinds that have the umbilical cord snap down. Daddy much prefers the all-in-ones. He isn't so much a fan of the prefolds or fitteds. When the cord falls off, we will have lots of pockets to choose from. Cloth is still going well. We do laundry every day or every other day. We haven't started cloth wipes yet, but we will soon. I can't believe the number of wipes we have gone through!
Sleep: On Friday night he slept 3.5 hours at once! That was amazing! Most of the time it is 1-2 hours. He is getting better about falling asleep right away after a feeding...most of the time. Sometimes he still wants to hang out. Once he is asleep, we wrap him in the swaddle blanket and lay him in the Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper right next to the bed. Sometimes he needs to be patted for a bit or needs my hand on him and then he is out. We have to wait to swaddle him when he is sleeping or his only mission is to free himself from the swaddle. If we let his arms go free he wakes himself up though!
Eating: He loves to eat! During the day when we are holding him or if I am wearing he can go up to 3 hours and we have to wake him to eat. He just loves snuggling! He usually eats on one side, then we change him, then he eats off the other side. If we don't do a diaper change in the middle then he is too tired to eat and then gets hungry again quickly.
Likes: He loves being worn in my Boba Wrap. It puts him right to sleep. We tried the Mei Tei, but he wasn't in the mood for it that day. He loves being held by mommy and daddy and loves when we snuggle and kiss him! Sometimes when someone holds him he doesn't know he will close his eyes and peek at them and pretend to sleep until he gets back to mommy or daddy.
Dislikes: Being hungry. When he wants food he wants it NOW! He also does NOT like to be awake and have his arms swaddled. FREE ALL THE ARMS!
Oh! And this: Thursday was the last day of school for my students so my mom and Eli and I walked to the park near the school where they were playing to say "goodbye" and let them meet Eli. They were super excited to see me and him and I'm really glad we did it since 5 of my kiddos are going to kindergarten. They were super sweet and kept far enough away from him in the car seat and my arms so I wasn't worried about germs. Apparently one of my girls said, "I already miss Miss Stephanie and the baby" on their way back to school. I miss my kiddos too!
OH! And I swear he smiled at me Friday night. He was awake and smiled. It wasn't an accidental sleep smile!
We went to church and Eli was like a celebrity. We barely made it in the front door before getting swarmed by excited friends. I put him in the wrap in the car and wore him the whole time. He slept the entire time and it kept people from touching him!
We love talking to him at night when we are all in our bed.
Sweet sleeping smiles
Cute baby in a cloth diaper!
I just love him in this onesie. It won't fit much longer!
I can't get enough of his snuggles. I could sit there all day snuggling with him.
The Mamaroo has been a lifesaver for letting me shower every day. He loves the movements because that's how he likes us to move with him!
Hilarious faces he was making at me when I had him in the Boba Wrap at the pediatrician for his weight check on Wednesday!
We took him for his first walk on Wednesday evening. He slept the whole time! It was my first walk too and it went really well!
Russian dance moves in his sleep
This boy loves nothing more than to break his arms free from his swaddle! And he's awfully proud of himself when he does it!
I shouldn't post a picture of my students on here, but this is from our walk to the park on Thursday to say goodbye to my students. Bridget was excited to get some bonus Elijah time too!
I got to celebrate the best birthday I have ever had with the best present I have ever received!
Also, Adam was super sweet and got some of my favorite flowers from Eli and a super sweet card too. I can't believe I got a mom birthday card. I am a mom!
I love skeptical baby faces!
More snuggles with mommy!
This is what happens when you leave Daddy alone with a baby. I was brushing my teeth and heard "Mommy! Come here! Take a picture!"
Sweet pictures with Daddy! Elijah has the best Daddy around!