Eli definitely keeps us on our toes! He is such an active boy. Seriously, he does not stop moving...ever! He has been walking for a little over a month now and he is ready to run. Needless to say, we have already had many tumbles. Most times, Eli is not phased by these falls and we quickly learned to watch his reaction first before we react! Even so, he has already had his share of bumps, scrapes, and bruises in his first 2 weeks home! The worst was when he fell, scraped his chin, and bit his tongue. Good grief! I see many trips to the ER in our future with this boy. Despite the tumbles, he gets right back up and goes at it again.
We were just starting to settle into a good daily nap/bedtime schedule when Eli fell sick and messed everything up! ;) It started with a high temperature for about 3 or 4 days. He did not show any other signs of illness, but we took him to the doctor yesterday to get checked out. The doctor suspected it was a teething issue since his gums were swollen and he did not have any other symptoms of illness. His fever finally went down yesterday, but he woke up this morning with a rash on his neck and all over his chest and stomach! Then the diarrhea started. Oh my. He had a major blowout during breakfast! It was all the way up to his neck, on his stomach, and down his legs. YUCK!!!! And, of course, today was Jason's first day back to work until the end of the school year so it was just me and Eli! I had to strip him down in the tub, getting poo all over me in the process, and spray him down in the shower. GROSS!!! Poor baby! I think he was saving that one up for a couple of days and just waiting to fully initiate his momma! It didn't take long for Dr. Mom to diagnose him with Roseola. He had all of the symptoms at this point. I still called the doctor and she confirmed it was just a virus so we have to ride it out. Thank goodness no more major blowouts, just little ones! So, Eli and I spent the day lounging on the couch. Little pea should be back to himself by the end of the week. Let's hope!! We at least got some updated measurements at the doctor's appointment! Eli is up to 25.9lbs and is 31 inches. That places him in approximately the 75th percentile for weight and length.
Still no progress with the crib, but we aren't pushing it at this point. Eli has never slept alone, other than our time in Antigua (and only part of the night), so it is a huge change for him to be expected to sleep in a big crib, in a room by himself, in a completely new home. He loves to snuggle when he is sleeping and he will reach out in the middle of the night to make sure we are still there. So, it will take time. We moved the pack-n-play in our room and decided to start with that. So far, hit or miss. The longest he has slept in it before waking up crying is 3 hours. It takes time and patience, lots of patience!
Eli's fussy face. We have been seeing a lot of this face lately!