Friday, February 17, 2012

7 Quick Takes


A rare calm moment during tummy time.  Elijah really hates tummy time.

The cats' reactions to the baby have actually been pretty interesting.  Hecate, our antisocial, anti-people cat, really doesn't seem to care at all.  She is very much just herself.  Hyperion,on the other hand, usually our outgoing gregarious cat, seems to be really put out.  Initially we thought it was just because he is no longer allowed in the bedroom, but he will not come anywhere near Elijah and if he does, it usually takes about two seconds before he goes running in the opposite direction.

We have been blessed these past two weeks with lots of visitors.  Friends of Nathan's came to see Elijah a couple days after our arrival, some of my coworkers stopped by this past Monday.  We've also hosted several mutual friends and of course, our parents and family.  It has been so nice to see people and get to share this happy time with friends and family.

I can't believe we've been home for two weeks!  And Elijah is 3 weeks old!

Baby boy has really started growing.  We only have a few newborn-sized outfits and I put him in one without feet yesterday only to find his chubby little ankles stuck out a little ways above his socks before the cuffs of the legs started.  The one I put him in today almost looks like it's bursting at its seams.

I'm going to have to find more constructive ways of spending my time at home.  While Elijah is sleeping, which he still does quite a bit, I have watched every episode of How I Met Your Mother and I've started on Sherlock, which by the way I love, on Netflix.  Apart from laundry, sweeping and thank you cards, there isn't a lot else to do.

Will try to make future posts not all about the baby, promise.


  1. Oh No, don't promise that!!! Post about this precious baby!! He is gorgeous and it's never boring to read about newborns!! Congratulations!!
    Jennifer xx

  2. Congratulations on the new, baby! I have good memories of watching t.v. after my first baby was born 16 years ago. Relax and enjoy.

  3. Just enjoy this time with Elijah -- it's fleeting. Reading what you have to say brings back memories of bringing my son home 2 1/2 (almost 3!) years ago after two months in the NICU. Taking a nap with him on my tummy was just the best thing ever.