I haven't figured out how to live in more than one room with an infant. We set his swing up in our sun room, so that is where Elijah and I live during the day. I set my laptop up in there and we literally don't leave that room until Nathan comes home unless we are running errands or Elijah is sleeping and I'm doing some small chores.
The laptop sits on the coffee table and I have actually gotten really good at maneuvering around the Internet with my foot. Not kidding. I can't type or anything crazy like that, but the mouse is a touch pad and while I sit on the couch and hold Elijah, I can move the cursor around with my foot and click on things. Usually it's just to change the Pandora station.
The season finale of Downton Abbey broke my heart. Poor Bates! I hope it all blows over early next season.
Elijah absolutely refuses to nap in the pack and play that we use for a bassinet. He will nap just fine if I hold him for a while and then put him down in the swing. But if I try to put him down in the pack and play, he will wake up within 5 to 10 minutes screaming. He's too little yet for me to feel comfortable letting him cry it out. At least he's napping somewhere.
This week I have discovered two blogs I really enjoy. One is brand new. It's called Dough Boy, and is run by my brilliant sister and brother-in-law. Yes, this is a shameless plug. Eric and Elizabeth are foodie extraordinaires, in that they make a lot of what they eat from scratch. They make their own sandwich bread (without a bread maker), crackers, and pizza dough. Eric has also tried his hand at curing bacon, and making cheese (against Elizabeth's wishes). He brews beer and she has made dog biscuits for their beloved French Bulldog, Buddah. I'd just like to mention that I wouldn't mind being a guinea pig for a test batch of homemade marshmallows, or more bacon.
The other blog is called Catholic Cuisine. It's filled with ideas for recipes and meals to make to celebrate or honor feast days and specific liturgical seasons. There are some really neat ideas that I want to try when Elijah gets older.
We have quite a collection of Disney movies. And lately, I have come into more respect for Hunchback of Notre Dame, previously one of my least favorites. It's a very dark story and must have been hard to adapt. I love that they let it be a little darker than their other movies. They didn't try to take away all its character. Plus, the music is great. Observe:
At four weeks, Elijah is following objects with his head and focusing more clearly. He can hold his head up for longer periods of time and is pushing with his legs. His eyes are very slowly getting lighter and his hair is a very pretty gold-red color. He eats 3-4 oz at a time and has started staying awake longer. He is wonderful!
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