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Sunday, April 5, 2009

We've had a lot of "firsts" lately

Miles ate his first PB&J sandwich. He never eats sandwiches. He always just pulls the bread apart and licks the peanut butter and jelly or pulls the melted cheese off a grilled cheese sandwich. He actually ate 3 whole bites of his PB&J, bread and all, twice this week!! Yeah, I think lunch time just got a little easier.

Miles started stripping down into his birthday suite this week. The first time I noticed it I was putting in a load of laundry and doing the dishes and I thought Miles was watching TV. When I finished I walked into the living room. There was no Miles! Only a pile of clothes and a diaper. I found him playing with his toys in his room perfectly happy to be naked. Now, it's sometimes a challenge to get him to keep his clothes on.

Miles sat on the "big boy potty." Don't get too excited, we're not even close to potty training. But we were in the bathroom so I thought I'd ask him if he wanted to try to sit on the potty. "OK", he said. He was scared at first, I think of falling in, so it didn't last long. But, I praised him to the sky and he really liked that so he said, "again" and we did it again and he liked it. We haven't done anything like that since, but anytime we can have a brief, positive experience sitting on the potty will only help when we are ready.

Eli fell off our bed:( Yes, the one I use a stool to crawl into. It was such a rough, long day and it was still going at 9:00pm. John was at school, I was exhausted, both the boys were crying and all I wanted to do was sit in front of the TV for 10 min while I drank a cup of hot chocolate. I went into Miles room for the third time and told him to go to sleep. Then I wrapped Eli up in a blanket and put him on my bed (his portable crib was in the living room and I didn't feel like moving it into the bedroom for a short while, but I also didn't want to hear Eli crying in the living room while I was trying to take a breather). I put some pillows around him trying to make it so he couldn't roll off. I thought I did a pretty good job. I even put some blankets and pillows on one side of the bed(guessing that if he did roll off it would probably be on that side....does that tell you how "done" I was. I was actually creating a padded area to break his fall)Well a few minutes later I heard a thunk and screaming! I ran in there and of course Eli fell off the other side of the bed, the one where John's bike is. I balled, and called John and told him what happened, and he came right home to give me moral support. Eli was OK. He had a little bump on his head that went away the next day and his pajamas had grease and tire marks on them from hitting the bike. I felt like such a bad mom. Miles was at least three months older than Eli is now when he first fell off the bed.

Eli tried cereal for the first time and loved it. I know your supposed to wait until 6 months (Eli is 5 months) but he kept staring at me when I was eating and it seemed like he would open his mouth when I opened mine (if we were at my grandma Hurst's house he'd be eating ice cream already:) Love you and miss you grandma!!) I've also had a few dental appts where I've been gone 4 hours (everything takes 3x as long at the U of M dental school) and he WON'T take a bottle, so I thought we'd try this for Johns sanity and Eli's hunger. I think we'll introduce pears soon.

And last, Miles and Eli had their first bath together. I always bathed them separately because Miles is a wild child in the tub. He splashes and kicks and throws tub toys in the air, really high ,to see them splash in the water. I just didn't think Eli would stand a chance in there with him, but Miles did really well and Eli was entertained.


MAG said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so so glad I'm not the only one who is at fault for their children's injuries. Isn't that the worst feeling? It's been happening all to often at our house--things like Eli falling off the bed, except worse. :(

MAG said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so so glad I'm not the only one who is at fault for their children's injuries. Isn't that the worst feeling? It's been happening all to often at our house--things like Eli falling off the bed, except worse. :(

Rookie Blog said...

Love firsts. We started Alexs on cereal at months too. They're just guidelines...I'm so much more lax on Lex than I was on Rook. We don't have any allergies in my family so I haven't been too worried. Alexa is on whole milk already. She would NOT drink formula so I just winged it. She's doing great. My Dr in Utah said it was fine for Rook at 9 I just used the same for her.

Rich and Natalie said...

So fun! Can't wait to see you guys next month. It'll be pretty crazy with these 4 boys :)

Barbara Hurst said...

Thanks so much for the update. I love how excited Eli is for his food and how he reaches out and grabs on to Miles. Miles is a good big brother. Love you guys.

Kandis Mortensen said...

Thanks so much for this update! I've been dying to know how things have been for you lately! I promise I'll call soon! Give the boys a hug and kiss for me!