Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Two Months Old

Elijah was two months old yesterday! He is gettting so big - now 15 1/2 lbs and 24 inches; quite a change from his birth measurements of 7 lbs 7 oz and 20 3/4 inches. Yesterday I told Eric that Elijah is starting to look like a little boy. Grandma (via phone discernment) says he has lost his newborn cry, and a friend at church said Elijah has lost his newborn look. He is changing daily and getting to be more and more fun.

Firsts this past month:
  • First smile ~ one of the greatest things ever!

  • First cooing ~ this gets louder every day now.
  • First spend-the-night away from home
  • First babysitter & first car ride without Momma & Daddy - thanks to Grammie!
  • First time to sleep in his crib ~ at 6 weeks old.

  • First Cloth Diaper
  • First Time at the Gym Nursery ~ I had to fight tears as I walked down the hallway, even though Elijah was sleeping peacefully when I left.
  • First Independence Day
  • First Day without an umbilical cord. Yes, this did occur in his second month of life.

  • First vaccinations. Never believe that these will not put your baby in a funk - because they do, along with creating huge welts on little thighs.

  • First full nights sleep! Momma was especially happy about this. Elijah is now sleeping consistently from around 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.!
  • First lick from a dog ~ thanks to Jasie, Aunt Laura & Uncle Matt's dog.
  • First picnic
  • First swim ~ during which Elijah fell asleep in his friend Matthew's float

  • First time to wear 3 month clothes
  • First bottle ~ to prepare for emergencies. Elijah gulped down all five ounces.

We are so enjoying our little boy! God has greatly blessed us. We hope to keep everyone, especially our far-away friends and family, updated on Elijah's growth and our lives via this blog. Besides, we do not want Grammie and Grampa to forget about Elijah during their motorcycle travels out West this month.


Rebecca Nugent said...

Yay!! So fun, yet so convicting...haven't posted for Thomas since April! (Gotta' get on that.) Your cutie-pie is so adorable! We can't wait to come back to Nashville so he and Thomas can play. And praise the Lord about him sleeping through the night (-and good job to you, too, Lydia!)

Tom said...

Elijah is such a blessing! So handsome--looks like his Great Uncle Tom.
Love, 1st cousin once removed, Becca.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE to come visit soon-Elijah is too cute and squeezable to resist! Much love,

Lisa said...

You and your cousin have issues with rice! Rachel can't cook minute rice without messing it up. How can that be???

Grampa said...

Elijah looks just like his Dad when he was little. We miss him and his parents alot while we are on our trip and look forward to seeing them soon.
Grammie and Grampa