Weight: We don't have an update on this. But he seems so big!
Height: We measured him tonight and he is 22 inches. So that means he grew 1 inch!
Clothes: A few of his newborn outfits seem to be getting a little tight. Mommy doesn't like this! But 0-3 is still way too huge.
Diapers: His cord fell off on Thursday! Finally! He isn't going to college with his umbilical cord still attached! He is able to wear Happy Flute newborn diapers now. Though he is now often leaking out of the THX newborn diapers! If his legs were just a little chubbier he could fit into the rest of his newborn cloth, but right now they are still a little too loose. We also started using cloth wipes on Friday. We are big fans! He continues to surprise us quite often during diaper changes with "open-air accidents" no matter how careful we are! You can often hear exclamations of "woah!" or "ohhhh!" from the nursery.
Sleep: Still sleeping about 2 hours at a time most nights. Some nights he goes right down after waking to eat. Some nights he just wants to hang out each time. Friday night he slept from 10:40-2:40 (with only a quick wake up and rock at 11:15)! I, however, did not sleep that whole time.
Eating: He still loves to eat. He is eating for longer periods of time sometimes. He still needs that diaper change between sides to keep him awake. We had our first feeding in public at his cousin Emma's birthday party today. It was a bit hot and sweaty, but we managed!
Likes: His pacifier, grabbing things, and looking at lights. He especially loves to look at the light in his nursery. Being cuddled is also a favorite activity. He doesn't mind all of the snuggles, cuddles, and kisses from mommy all day long. As soon as I put him in any of the carriers, he goes right to sleep! So far he likes the Boba Wrap, Mei Tei, and woven wrap! We haven't mastered the sling yet.
Dislikes: When his pacifier falls out (OMG THE WORLD IS ENDING) and hiccups (which happen pretty often). Diaper changes are getting a little better, but he doesn't like to be cold!
Oh! And this: I had it in my head that I didn't want to introduce the pacifier until 3 weeks because I read that somewhere. Well Tuesday evening he was awfully fussy, so we tried it. And it calmed him right down! I figured that he is a nursing champ and my supply is good, so why not make things a little easier for us! The paci still requires a lot of monitoring because it falls out and he knocks it out all the time, but we have some Wubbanubs on their way here (thank goodness for Amazon Prime!).
New Tricks: He seems to be starting to use his hands with a little intent. They still fly all over the place and knock into his face or knock his pacifier out, but he also seems to be attempting to grab things or push things with them.
I was "shushing" and jiggling him during the night to get him back to sleep and Adam said he was looking at my like, "What you are doing is a waste of time."
Getting ready to go work in the garden with Mommy and Grandma
Feeling clean after a bath
Making one of his hilarious faces
First restaurant trip!
Lunch at Panera with Daddy and Mommy on Memorial Day
Looking cute in a Harry Potter onesie
I was nursing, eating, and Instagramming at the same time!
This pacifier stuff is pretty awesome
Making faces at Mommy in the morning
After a doctor visit for me, Elijah had his first trip to Target
He enjoys the MamaRoo while I get ready in the morning
Enjoying a Thursday morning photoshoot
There's not much Mommy loves more than Elijah snuggles
More of Elijah's hilarious faces!
Loving being worn in the woven wrap for the first time
Eli loves looking at Daddy
Snuggled like a burrito at night
Mommy was super impressed he slept for 4 hours!