I can't believe it's already been a year!!! You know how they say you forget the pain of child birth as time passes...well, I remember it like it was yesterday, no kidding. I still think I'd opt for an epidural even though the recovery with out one is so much quicker. So, if and when we have another baby, it's not because I don't remember the pain. It's because they're so cute and wonderful and they make me a better person. I truly believe that being a mom allows me the opportunity to develop Christ like attributes.
Our little Eli has been such a wonder boy.... happy, sweet, curious and cuddly. He and Miles are getting to be great buds. Miles is SUCH a great brother to him. The other night Eli woke up around 3:00 am and I moved him into the other room in his port-a-crib so he wouldn't wake Miles up. About 6:45 Miles woke up panicked...."Mom, Mom!" I ran in there, "What Miles, what's the matter?" "Where's Eli?" "He's in the other room sleeping, it's OK." "No it's not, he has to sleep in here, in his crib mom." Also on mornings when I just don't feel like getting out of bed, Miles will play in his room for 15-20 min (until I concede to the morning) and he'll even put toys in Eli's crib so he can play too. It really helps a mother and a brother out:)
Eli had his 1 year check up today and he did great at the Doctors office. He only cried for a minute, maybe less, while they gave him the shots (we have to go do blood work next week, that could be a different story) He weighed 21 lbs 4 oz (15 % I think) and was 30 in (50%). He's starting to walk a little. He took three steps the other day, but still prefers his funny little scoot.
We love you Eli! We're so glad you're a part of our family!
This was his birthday cupcake