Saturday, 21 June 2014

Elliott: Three Months

Three months! This past month has been fantastic. I feel as though we are finally figuring things out a little bit, and it seems like things are getting easier. I'm sure part of that is that Elliott is a little less demanding (eats less frequently, can be entertained easier) but also has a lot to do with us learning more about what makes him tick. Now, when he gets fussy, I often know why and can rectify the problem pretty quickly. Chris also, is a lot more confident in not only knowing why he is upset, but also in knowing how to easily soothe him. For me, this has been the most exciting change. I now enjoy nice long hot showers (without straining to hear of he is screaming) trips to the grocery store alone, and lunches/outings by myself. I can't tell you how amazing that is for my emotional health!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Be The Help He Needs

Chris and I wake up in very different ways. Once I am out of bed, I'm up. I'm ready for the day. Before Elliott arrived, half the time I would make the bed before I even went to the washroom. (These days, for obvious reasons, the bed gets made a little bit later) Chris always comments on how quickly I move in the mornings - I can make coffee and breakfast, all while tidying the living room and kitchen from the night before.

Chris on the other hand, needs a little more time to fully wake up. If I'm still in bed when his alarm goes off he'll press snooze and move to the couch so the next alarm (or two or three!) don't wake me up. Then at the very last moment possible he'll slowly drag himself to the washroom, get dressed and hurry out the door. Often sleep takes precedence over breakfast, and sometimes over making lunch as well.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Babies Cry (Who Knew?)

Can we talk about how hard it is to not make excuses for your crying child?

"He didn't get a good nap this morning"
"Maybe he has gas"
"Oh, he's just out of sorts today"
"I think he's too hot"

The truth is that one or all of these might be right, but most of the time I have no idea.
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