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

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Eli 6 mo

I can't believe it's been a full month since I posted…I am not sure where the time goes. I do know that it flies by and I am busy even on the days when I think I have nothing to do.  There is absolutely nothing I love more than being with my baby.  He shows me something new every day.  I never thought I could live on so little sleep.  He goes to sleep so well and in fact he sleeps about 6-8 hours straight a night. They just aren't the hours I want to sleep.  I am learning to try to relax during that time.  9 pm is not the time to sew or organize. It's the time to take a bath or watch a movie.  I am getting used to work again and actually even enjoying it some of the time.  I still miss him but I am able to do other things because I know he is cared for.  This weekend I will go on my first overnight trip away from Eli.  It is getting too close and scary now but it is something work related and I committed to it so I am going to follow through.  It will be good for us both and I have been preparing for it.  I know Eli and Neil will be fine, I am not sure I will be fine. I am already looking forward to the day I return.

Eli is not sitting up yet but he is very strong. He is scooting a little on the floor, pulling his legs up under him and pushing them out.  He makes progress but it is slow.  It is so frustrating to watch him try to get a toy and just not make any progress toward it, but I know he is gaining strength and learning daily.  He loves to jump in the jumperoo. He is almost always smiling and has a sweet disposition. He likes everyone and will smile and let anyone hold him.  He knows his daddy now and will put out his arms for daddy to hold him.  He gets very excited to see his daddy and will kick his legs and grin when he sees him.  He is getting his first tooth. We noticed it about a week ago it is on the bottom in front.  He is wearing size 6-9 months in clothes.  He babbles and is able to make the B sound over and over. Also he can motorboat his lips on command and spit if he wants to.