Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Month Two

Sweet Boy-
You are 2 months old today, yet it feels like you have been a part of us forever. The time is moving so fast and you are growing and changing at an alarming rate ( at least for mama). You now weigh 10 pounds 13 ounces and you're 22 1/2 inches long. The doctor said that puts you in the 25% on the growth charts... so you are a little peanut like you mama and papa.You are a chunky monkey, with a double chin and meaty little thighs.

We took you on your first road trip earlier this month to visit mama's family. You were great on the ride down, sleeping most of the time. You got to see grandma and grandpa as well as auntie rachel. You also got to meet mama's grandma, aunts, uncles, and cousins. It was a busy weekend for you. Maybe a little too busy.  It seemed to throw you off a bit and made for a very loooonnng ride back to Maine. Boy were you mad. The drive that usually takes about 4 and a half hours ended up taking 8 hours after all of the stops we had to make to try to calm you. 

Month 2 has been a bit challenging for us. You are really fussy  in the evenings starting as soon as you get out of the bath. You cry and scream and nothing we do seems to help. The doctor says you have reflux so we tried a medication, but it didn't seem to help so we stopped. You had your first adjustment by our chiropractor friend, and we will go again to see if it helps even you out. We have been putting you to bed earlier, you are usually asleep around 8. This is much better than the 10 or 11 o'clock bedtimes you had last month. You do however still wake up every 2 hours ( we need to work on that). 

You are learning how to take a bottle and have done quite well. You are still not thrilled about it and would probably prefer it from the source but it is something you have to learn so that papa can feed you when I go back to work in a couple of weeks. That's gonna be tough on mama.

You still love bath time as well as taking showers with your papa. You always want to be held and fuss pretty quickly after we put you down. You are getting stronger, holding your head up well and pushing off our laps with your legs.You love when we help you jump and are all smiles ( yes, you started smiling this month too). We think your belly and sides are ticklish, papa says he even heard you giggle once.
You are making new noises, including ohhhs and ahhhs. Most of your 'conversations' take place in the mornings.  We take you for walks outside which you seem to enjoy. You mostly look up at the trees and sky. We think you will be a little nature boy.

 Two months down and forever to go. Love you always.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


We have been enjoying nice fall weather around here this past week. Tony, Elijah, Aunt Denise and I all went apple picking a couple weeks ago. Eli seemed to enjoy it, staying awake the whole time and looking all around. We got lots of Macs and Cortlands and have been enjoying apple crisps and apple pies.
Elijah really enjoys being outdoors. He goes for walks in the woods with his papa and looks up at the colorful trees and watches the leaves fall. He and I had a little outdoor photo shoot and he was quite content just laying in the leaves.

I love this season and wish it would only last longer....unfortunately living here in Maine means winter is just around the corner.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

6 weeker

Elijah is already 6 weeks. Supposedly there is a growth spurt that occurs right around now which can make for hungry, fussy babies. I am thinking we have it going on.... Our nights are long; up every hour and a half to feed and our evenings are spent finding ways to soothe a fussy baby. Bath time always calms him down for a while, as does bouncing with him on our big exercise ball. Hopefully things will calm back down after this growth spurt. He was sleeping for 4 or 5 hours straight at night for a little while, mama would welcome that again.

Friday, October 08, 2010

So Long Sweet Nora

We lost our sweet little Nora yesterday. She was hit by a car in front of our house. I am trying my hardest not to let myself think about it...but it is hard.

She was such a good cat. She showed up here as a kitten, just a tiny little thing. She was a momma to 5, earning her the more often used name of mommy. She was a happy cat that never really out grew being a kitten. Always playful and very affectionate. She would run around the yard and fly up into the trees. We really will miss her.