Wow, it seems like forever since I last posted. The last 4 and a half months have flown by. Things are going great with Elijah and the new house. We've had our ups and downs but I wouldn't change a thing.
Eli is the sweetest little boy. After some initial difficulties, breastfeeding is going great. I wasn't sure I'd survive the first 6 weeks but I survived the pain and it was completely worth it. Pumping is going well too so Eric can feed Elijah or I can take him out with a bottle and not have to worry about nursing. We actually just started feeding him rice cereal yesterday too. He is your typical baby with food all over his face but I think he likes it. He's been staring at me every time I eat for the last few weeks so it was time to start him. I think the next foods I try will be carrots and peaches, then move on to sweet potatoes and such. I'm hoping to make a lot of the food myself.
My baby has already almost doubled in weight (8 lbs 15 oz to 17 lbs 6 oz) and grown almost 5 inches in length. He can fit in some 3-6 months clothing but has moved up to 6-9 months mostly. I have to say my arms are much stronger for toting him around in his car seat. (And I'm 2 pounds away from my pre-baby weight!)
Our current down is Elijah's napping. He used to only nap on my lap after nursing and would wake up if I tried to move him to his crib (which is what I do at night and works great - for now). He doesn't even do that now though. Granted, I have not been consistent in his napping routine (first vacation and then out and about running around since) so that is most likely a big part of it. My goal is to start putting him down for naps at 9am and 2pm (ish) everyday and letting him cry it out to learn how to go to sleep. We'll see how that works out.
Hopefully I will have more time to update now that things are a little most settled. Once Elijah naps I'll have plenty of time!