Well, 14 months of Elisha have come and gone. Swiftly at that. I have to confess that these past few months after his first birthday have not been my favorite moments in parenting so far: first year molars and a lot of cognitive development have often left me tired and frustrated. Don’t get me wrong—we have an awesome baby—but his new abilities of walking and talking have brought with them a whole host of challenges very different from simply rolling over or crawling.
Elisha is a very sweet boy. He loves to cuddle, he gives kisses, and he is often very concerned about other babies when he sees or hears them crying. He’s a curious boy. He loves to explore and discover, especially if music, dogs, or the outside are involved in the activity. He is also a strong-spirited boy. He gets that from both myself and his father, whether it’s fortunate or not. Sometimes, it’s not a bad thing, but other times, it’s definitely difficult.
Overall, toddlerhood is a whole new set of experiences for both of us. A new chapter in parenting that has different ups and downs than having a newborn or having a mobile baby did.
Watching him grow and change is a special joy. There isn’t anything I’d want to change, even the hard parts.Share your thoughts?
elisha and yusuke spending some quality time napping in the sunshine. the dog wasn’t so sure what to think about the baby when he first arrived home—he would whine and freak out when the new addition cried. now, he’s more than happy to lick elisha until we tell him to stop and he isn’t so bothered by any crying (not that there’s much in our house, really … there isn’t).
i’m sure once eli is eating solid foods and dropping things on the ground, he and yusuke will be even better friends.Share your thoughts?
this is my last week at home with baby Elisha and hubby. i’ll have to head back to work next week and that makes me sad. i’ve been selfishly hoarding the baby, so here are some photos. he’s getting so big, he’s discovering his smile, he’s mellow, he’s friendly, and he’s still pretty darn easy to take care of. he may not be too into taking a bottle over the boob and he may never ever let us know when he needs a diaper change, but i love him. he’s a great baby and a real blessing.Share your thoughts?
i’ve been browsing for boy clothes. baby boy clothes. cute, expressive, and fun boy clothes. i’m not usually one to look at the gap, mostly because our pathetic mall no longer has one. yes, we’re in a large enough town with more than three colleges in the area and our mall sucks. really, really sucks.
anyway, i looked online and found some adorable things that really tempted me to go on an internet shopping spree.Share your thoughts?