Over the weekend I went shopping with Elias at Target. I got him a snow suit! Of course it doesn't snow much here but we are visiting his grandma and grandpa in 49 days and it might be cold there. I purchased the 6 month size but Elias was asleep so I could not try it on him. When I got home I tried it on and it was too small!!! But, he looked really, really cute! So, I traded it on Sunday for the 9 month size. It is blue and has a rocket ship on it.
Your cousin was born today! Her name is Madison Dawn. She is 7 pounds 6 ounces and 18.5 inches long. She was born at 11:13 am. I am so excited for us to go and visit her next month! You two are going to have so much fun growing up together.
Last night (I'm almost afraid to say this) you slept from 9:30 pm until 5:30 am! I am so proud of you!
Saturday Elias took his first trip to Phoenix. He slept in his car seat the entire way there and back. We went for Sandy's baby shower but we also met Laura and Ileigh from the iparenting forum and had dinner at 4Peaks.
Last night was the first night that Elias slept in his crib. He fell asleep after 7pm and slept until 4 am. Christopher is taking Monday and Wednesday nights to check on Elias if he wakes up. This morning he brought Elias to me to eat at 4 am. I would have like to have slept a little longer but it was still good to have a night completely off. It was my first in 3 months! I'm so proud of my big boy!
Last week Elias had a trip to the doctor for pink eye. I have to give him one drop of medicine in each eye 4 times a day. He HATES it. I have to pry his eyes open. He remembers that bottle and when he sees me coming - sheesh!
Saturday we took Elias to the pumpkin farm to pick out pumpkins. He got to go on a hay ride and to pet a sheep. The farm is really nice, the nicest fields of pumpkins I've seen. Every pumpkin perfect and still attached to the vine.
Sunday I took Elias out climbing - well attempted to! He screamed in the car all the way to the climbing area. He had not taken a poo all day on Saturday. This should have been my first clue to stay home. I had Elias attached to my front and all my gear on my back and headed out. The hike was harder than I remembered it being but we made it and managed to keep us with the 18 year olds who were only carrying gear and were in great shape. My legs were really shaky when I got there so I spread out my bouldering pad for Elias and me to sit on. He got fussy so I fed him and no one even noticed! But, then the wind really kicked up and Elias finally took his crap. He was screaming again. The poo was running down his leg because there was so much of it, the diaper couldn't contain it. It was one of those really nasty warm peanut butter type poos too. This was when I discovered that I had left the extra outfit in the car, a mile away and all uphill. (even bigger ) I wiped him up as best as I could with about 30 baby wipes and put him back in the snuggli. I gathered my things up and we headed out. I had been hoping for more time to rest, but no such luck. It was really windy and not that pleasant anyway. On the way out of the corridor where I was to have been climbing, I ran into a couple who had established the routes there. They said they put the routes there because it is a great place for kids to go and they bring both of theirs with them. They even took their 1 year old out there when he was just a few days old. Well, they had better luck than me, but they at least agreed that it was excessively windy and going home was the right thing to do. So, I struggled my way out of the canyon. By the time I got to the car I thought I was going to die. But, Elias had stopped screaming and had fallen asleep in the snuggli. My legs have been so sore the last two days that I can barely walk. They have not been this sore since the second time I hiked the Grand Canyon! The good thing is that I know that they won't hurt this bad again if I don't get lazy again.
Yesterday was Elias' first day at school. We enrolled him in nursery school. It only costs 25% of our salary (rolls eyes) and we will have to give up almost everything else that we were doing to afford it.... sigh.... but, it is a really good school. They teach the babies sign language and do craft activities with them. They also play with them inside and outside. Yesterday he made handprint pumpkins (the hands are the leaves) and a card of his first day. It's really cute. I just wish he did not have to go there everyday and that we could better afford it. There are only 8 infants there and that's it, the class if full. Elias was the last one accepted. I sort of can't wait to see what he does today.
Friday Elias had a bad virus. He puked everything that I fed him and more. By 8pm when this was still occurring the doctor advised us to take him to the hospital. We were there for 6.5 hours. Elias finally kept down some pedialyte and a little bit of milk. So, we left and slept in on Saturday morning.
Saturday night Christopher had neuroscience friends over and Elias was an angel.
Sunday, I got sick. So, I stayed home from work on Monday. I'm so glad to be back at work today and over that crappy stuff. I hope no one else gets it!