You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise: you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely…For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:1-3,13,16

Monday, February 20, 2012

Eli 5 months

Someone warned me this would happen.  I have gotten too busy to blog!!! I hate that there is no spare moment in the day.  I have about 10 projects going and I just can't seem to make headway.  Maybe I will try to talk about one project a day so at least I will be blogging and letting the world know that I am not as lazy as it appears.  Today I was so busy that I didn't take a shower until 930 pm!
Eli has started growing so big! He is 5 months old and weighs about 16 lbs.  He is a very happy baby.  He is eating oatmeal cereal and drinking lots of mother's milk! He sleeps about 6-7 hours continuously at night but still wakes up to eat about once a night, then again around 6 am!  He is sleeping in his own bed.  He is now able to roll from front to back and back to front, although he quickly got bored with that trick and doesn't do it very often anymore.  He likes to jump in his jump-er-saucer and likes to watch tv. He is noticing things around him now and is easily distracted when eating.  He will examine his toys for minutes at a time and wants to fit everything into his mouth, getting very frustrated when it won't fit or if he can't make it reach.  He has found his toes and curls his legs up to his chest often when on his back.  He also is good now at putting his fingers into his mouth one at a time.  His favorite thing to do is pull his pacifier out of his mouth and turn it around and put it back into his mouth, but so far he mostly puts it in the wrong way.  He has a short temper and has recently shown that he will hold his breath if he does not get what he wants.  He is unhappy to be put in his car-seat most of the time, but once he is settled he likes to ride in the car.  He is happy to listen to music or look out the window.  He loves to be spoken to and will smile with his mouth open and a big grin on his face.  He has been to the nursery at church the last two weeks, which was very stressful for mommy, but good for both of us.
I am working 3 days a week and on those days Eli stays with Nana at her house.  Next week Eli will get to go on his first airplane ride and on his first ski trip with the family.  We will be excited to report on that experience.