elisha is three months old today. he babbles and coos. he smiles. he drools. he rolls over (sometimes). he grabs things (mostly my hair, but sometimes stuffed animals). he loves to eat. he’s already set his own bedtime, though because everyone insists on asking, i’ll say it now—no, he’s not sleeping through the night. it’s okay. really.
as i type this, he’s sitting in his bouncy seat with 3 out of 5 fingers in his mouth, cooing at the photos on the wall or at the fan. i’m not sure. one of the two. it’s hard to tell.
our next door neighbor just had a baby boy recently. he was 8 pounds, 9 ounces … and yet when i look at him, he looks so small. i can’t believe elisha has grown so big. i can hardly remember him being tiny any more.
the chunk of my heart he’s got in his hand gets bigger every day, too.
just like i never thought i’d end up with a baby sleeping in our bed more than occasionally, i don’t think the idea of babywearing ever really occurred to me as anything other than convenient until i carried Elisha around. i mean, those bucket car seats you see everyone lugging their kids around in (we do it, too, so i know they’re heavy) can really wear you out. a stroller is definitely nice, too.
however, there’s something different about wandering around with Elisha tucked into my Peanut Shell sling or wrapped up in the Moby.
it’s a fun kind of closeness i’ve come to enjoy. Elisha loves to be outside and looking around. he also doesn’t have a problem falling asleep in the wrap. i hope that he doesn’t outgrow his own entertainment. eventually, i’ll have to look into larger carriers (like a mei tai or something similar), but i don’t want to think about him growing yet … he’s already growing too fast.
we took a short road trip to richmond to visit justin’s brother and his kids for the long weekend. they took us to visit the petting zoo and japanese gardens at maymont park. i love goats. i think they’re adorable, even if they were just greedy for food.
sometime in june we hope to take another long weekend and go back to ohio to see my family so they can meet the baby, but for now it’s still easier to take shorter trips. elisha’s not really much of a fan of his carseat unless he’s asleep or distracted by someone sitting next to him.
i can’t believe elisha is already two and a half months old. he’s starting to try to roll (onto his side, not really his back and usually when i’m trying to clean up a dirty diaper). he’s smiling a lot more. he’s drooling. he’s shoving his hands and toys in his mouth. he’s grabbing my hair. he’s gripping my shirt. he’s slowly learning to laugh. he’s set a definite bedtime for himself.
it’s so amazing that his God-given personality is slowly starting to show itself in the little things he does. his shy, toothless smiles. his interest in looking around at everything. these small signs point to a bigger person that will bloom and grow over the years.
so, i haven’t been posting much. nor have i been posting with photos at all.
sorry about that.
life has been busy since i’ve headed back to work in the mornings (i work in the office from 9-1 and then from home until 5 or 6, sometimes later … i have trouble stopping what i’m doing when i’m at home as opposed to leaving the office at 5 when i’m at work). it’s been hard to keep up here on the blog.
also, i’m in the process of moving and designing. i’ve bought a domain name and now just have to find time to come up with a template and some content.
so, i’ll be there instead of here very shortly. hopefully, i can convince hubby to join me.