We really seem to be finding our groove as parents. Already, middle of the night feedings aren’t quite as hard (although, when Elias is wide awake at 4 am I am wondering what the heck?!) Matthew is a big help with diaper changes and pitching in around the house. We have also had a nice time with Matthew’s parents being here and loving on Elias (giving me time to write thank yous and work on birth announcements). We even have gone out on a few excursions – including his first trip to Hobby Lobby on Tuesday! Gotta start crafting young.
Each month I plan to take a “watch me grow” picture of Elias. I had been thinking about for some time what the item I would take his picture with each month – literally, since before he was born. lol. I know, I am such a scrapbooker. Anyway, when I went to that store that was closing, I found the most adorable plush Small Paul Julius chair for him. I am so excited about it!! And, for $50, I figure he will use it for several years to come. (You can buy them here, but unfortunately, they are not 50% off.) So, here he is today in it. You must admit, he is pretty adorable in it.
Elias is also getting increasingly alert. Look at those big pretty eyes! We think they are already starting to turn brown, like Matthew’s and mine. Is it too early for that? I thought so, but then Matthew’s mom commented that they looked a bit brown today too.
Well, he is napping, so I am going to get back to work on those thank yous and birth announcements. All should be complete by the end of the week!