Thursday, March 19, 2009

Charlie at 8 Weeks and Eli at 22 Months

Eli has become very resourceful when I'm busy feeding Charlie, changing him, etc. For example, here he is helping himself to some snacks:

And Charlie is a big 8-week-old now :) I brought him in to the doctor today to check his lungs once again because he STILL has a bad cold. Everything is fine, according to the doctor. There is no magical cure. And Charlie is up to 12 lbs, 4 oz. This was Charlie's ninth visit to the doctor's office in his 8 weeks of his life. He has been sick for 7 of the 8 weeks. I asked if this seemed strange, and the doctor said yes, but it's just a bad virus. It's not RSV because he isn't wheezing, so that's a good thing.

Last night he was so stuffed up and had a hard time breathing through his nose. He also kept coughing on his phlegm. He and I were up from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. That is a long time in the middle of the night - I am going to bed EARLY tonight... I swear this kid lives on very little sleep. You wouldn't know it by looking at him though!
He slept for a long time this morning while we were out and about. Then he was awake from 12:30 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. He did doze off hear and there, but every time I put him down, he woke up a few minutes later. Now he's asleep on my lap. I think we're going to have to go run some errands so he'll stay asleep for a decent nap.
We had an outfit change midday because Charlie threw up all over the place. As my mom put it after experiencing some Charlie spitup the other day, "It's like a fountain." Here's Eli, who did not nap the last two days. Today he actually fell asleep, but he woke up early because a neighbor had some construction going on that was VERY loud. Oh well. He can be really sensitive when he doesn't get enough sleep.
Eli will be 22 months tomorrow! His favorite phrases of the week include:

"I watch it"
"I did it!"
"Read it!"
"I throw it!"
"Eli's" (or Mama's or Dada's when he sees something that he associates with us)
"A Mama!" - when he sees a woman in a book or magazine
"A Dada!" - when he sees a man in a book or magazine

Most common youtube requests from Eli:
Elmo potty time
C is for Cookie
Elmo sleep (Elmo and Andrea Bocelli)
Hamburger! (Grover and the hambuger)
I Love You (Barney song)

It's really hard getting a cute (and happy) picture of both boys... :)

I'll keep trying though!


jcsev said...

That last picture is my favorite! I love Eli's facial expression. He looks like he is about to push Charlie off the couch! That is what Kaelan would do....I know it! IT is probably a good thing that we don't have a little one right now. Kaelan wouldn't be able to take it! Eli is such a good big brother!

Natalie M said...

hey! cute new blog header! LOVE it. Sorry I never called you back after the csection. lol. It all went awesome. The spinal block was great, and I'm feeling super good already. David is holding Penny, so I'd better go eat. Who knew I'd be thrilled to do one load of laundry, get dressed, and give the babe a bath, and that's IT for today. And I honestly feel productive!

Beckie said...

ha, I LOVE that last picture.
"Angry, bothered big brother"

The Millers said...

Those are great pictures of Charlie! He is getting so super cute -- I love as they get older and look more like a baby and less like a newborn. Sorry, but I'm not a big newborn fan. We took so many pictures of Ellery those first few weeks, and later on when we looked back at them I was like, "Hmmm, why did we think she was cute?"

Anyway, so sorry you are still having some rough nights. And that he is still sick. Awful. Things will just keep getting better, right?