Monday, July 9, 2012

Eli - 2 months

Our little one is two months! How has that much time gone by already? He is 24.5 inches long, 13 lbs, 11oz, and is in 75th percentile in height and 85th in weight. He's our chubby little man! :)

Elijah is such a sweet, happy little guy! He is full of smiles and is "talking" more and more everyday. He also has started to drool like crazy. We have to started to have to use a bib to help control the mess! :)

He can hold his whole upper body up when he does tummy time and is rolling from his back to his side, getting frustrated when he can't roll all the way over. He definitely is a strong little man! Speaking of man, this kid is 100% boy, he cracks up every time daddy says "poop", does lots of big toots and burps, he hates if mommy changes his clothes more than once and LOVES to be naked!He is also VERY active all the time, he is going to keep us on our toes for sure!

We are still on a limited diet due to Eli's sensitive little tummy. We have also found out that Eli doesn't do well with cherries and spicy foods (which makes me very sad!) He really thrives on days when I eat clean and avoid foods he doesn't do well with.

Eli is sleeping for 5-7 hour stretches at night, and then usually 3-5 more after a night feeding. He is a great sleeper and doesn't fuss at all at night time (nap time is a different story, we are working on that!) He moved into his own room a week ago, and he seems to love his crib; its much more roomy than his bassinet. We love having our room back to ourselves as well. His room is right next to ours so even though we have a baby monitor, and use it, we can hear everything without it.

As I mentioned above, Eli doesn't do great with nap time during the day. He SCREAMS when he starts to get tired, and we still have to kind of rock him to sleep. We are slowly starting to sleep train him, by letting him cry it out, but he really fights sleeping during the day. He doesn't want to miss out on anything! I would gladly take a baby who doesn't sleep great during the day over a baby who doesn't sleep well at night! :)

We celebrated his first big holiday, the 4th of July and he did so great. He slept through all the fireworks and was smiley all day!

We have  found he loves the Baby Bjorn, and will calm down almost instantly once he's in it. He is really starting to get interested in his toys and loves to sit outside (in the shade). Its just starting to heat up here in the Pacific Northwest, and it's been a big adjustment to his little body. We've had a few fussy days due to the heat (and a little stomach bug). We are doing our best to keep him cool and get him outside to enjoy the gorgeous weather!

Everyone told me that every stage is fun, and I am finding that is SO true. I am loving this stage and am so amazed at how fast he is growing. Thank you Jesus for this little boy!!

Psalms 127:3-5 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.


  1. Thanks for your update. I am so anxious to meet little Eli and love on him! Aunt Karen B.

  2. Very cute! Don't be so hard on him about sleeping yet. He's soooo young!! I wouldn't even consider sleep training before 3 months. For me personally probably not before 6 months. At 2 months they don't understand crying it out...if they cry they need something. You're lucky he sleeps long stretches...but beware...that could change as he gets older ;) Maybe try putting him down for nap a little sooner...before he gets very tired. I've always nursed or rocked my kids to sleep (when they are little)...didn't hurt them a bit. Rebecca is one of the best sleepers ever!