Friday, March 06, 2009

A New Blog Header, Exercise, and a Beautiful Day

I'm a pretty sentimental person, so I shed a few tears when I finally removed the Eli Love blog header! Silly me. Eli was just 4 months old when I started regularly posting to the blog and I really love the picture that was on the top of this page for so long.
BUT - I am excited for

The Adventures of Eli and Charlie

*I'm sure I will change the picture as Charlie gets a little older and/or if I can get a good picture of the boys together with both looking/smiling/etc. This will do for now.

It's been an interesting end to the week. My early morning college babysitter came the first day (Wednesday) and then was a no-show on Thursday!! I woke up at 7 a.m. (Charlie and Eli were still asleep) and waited for her and even tried her cell 30 minutes later, but she didn't answer. She emailed me later that morning to apologize (she overslept) and said this wasn't sure this would work out because she has too many commitments that keep her up late at night. Oh well! (she did say she could do Mondays/Wednesdays, but I don't totally trust her to wake up early on a Monday... we'll see about Wednesday)

So my extra sleep was short-lived. That's okay, because now it's the weekend and Ben is around to help.

But first - today we actually made it out the door at 8:45 a.m. This is a huge accomplishment. We went in to the sick call at the pediatrician's office to check out Charlie again (I've lost track of how many extra times we've been to the doctor since his birth, poor guy). I was concerned because all week Charlie has had his cough and at times would struggle while coughing, choking on his mucous. It scares me, especially at night.

Here's Eli, all ready to go:

I was happy that his pediatrician was there this morning and was the one to see Charlie, whose lungs sounded clear, thank goodness. Charlie weighed 11 pounds, 2 ounces today, so he's gaining weight just fine. As Dr. Andy put it, it's hard to be concerned when he's so chubby - his cold isn't keeping him from eating (you should see his arms and legs, it's hilarious on such a young baby). It is a little disconcerting that Charlie has this cough that he can't seem to beat (it's been five weeks now), but we're just going to keep watching him and hopefully he'll stop gagging on his congestion soon.

After the doctor's office, we went to a playgroup at the church, which was followed by a yoga/pilates class taught by my friend Jenna. She teaches at a nearby gym and was nice enough to teach a group of us - I am so sore tonight!! Yesterday I went to my gym for the first time in a LONG time and did the elliptical for 25 minutes - I thought I was going to die by the end (and went to bed at 8:30 last night because I was so tired from the exercise and not sleeping much the night before w/ Charlie).

This afternoon we went on a long walk and picked up a Homemade Pizza to cook for dinner. I love the sausage and carmelized onion pizza (my half of the pizza is cheeseless).

This picture below is funny to me because I picked up our mail right before our walk and Eli LOVED the Target ad that came today - there were some Elmo and Thomas the Train toys advertised that were so fun for him to look at. He insisted on bringing it in the stroller.

Charlie got a little restless toward the end...

When we were out near the shops walking around, I got all kinds of comments, mostly from elderly people. My favorite was an older man who held the door for me and asked if these were my kids (he said I looked like a teenager). We played at the park for a little bit before heading home. Eli loved going down the slide.

Have a happy weekend! I'm off to get some rest before Charlie wakes up...

14 comments:

Beckie said...

what GREAT pictures.
OK, I am a bit sad no more Eli Love!

But it's a cute header with the two of them. Good job.

they look great in that stroller

jcsev said...

Cute header! I am so sorry Charlie (wait, I just have to pause and admire the fact that I can actually say "sorry, Charlie" for real,... and not just when I am telling my kids "no"!! Haha!! Wow) ..anyway, I am sorry he is still coughing, it is so hard to watch their little bodies when they cough and choke. I understand your worry.

Aaron and Emily said...

They are so cute in that stroller pic together.

I just got a similar comment this week - a vet at the VA said "they aren't both yours are they?" When I said they were he said "but you look too young!" I always just tell people I look younger than I really am. Sometimes I am tempted to just say I got an early start, and let them think I am teen with 2 kids.

The Knisley's said...

I love the new title! I'm so glad that you guys are doing fantastic. I loved the pictures. Charlie is getting so big...time flies by. It was great talking to you a couple of weeks ago- stay in touch!!

Love, Faye

Danielle said...

Oh boy! The DOUBLE STROLLER! Awesome! I call mine my minivan. I think it's awesome that you walk almost everywhere you go! I hope we can move to a place like that!

Yeah, I hate when they cough themselves awake at night. It seems like even if they are sleeping I worry if they're breathing... so you don't get a lot of rest that way... so Not fun.

Amber Snow said...

I love the new header. Glad you are getting out and about and getting to do some things for yourself now. All this warm weather and exercising must feel awesome!

Anne's Little Life said...

I'm sorry Charlie has been sick. It's always scary when they're that young. That picture in the stroller is so cute and I am impressed with all you are doing so soon after the baby. It always seems to take me a while to get exercising again.

Rachel said...

Yeah for the Adventures of Eli and Charlie! I am looking forward to many more of your posts.

I hope Charlie shakes his cough soon. Campbell had a pretty good weekend. Not sleeping through the night or anything like that, but a lot less crying. I am hoping we have turned over a new leaf!

Rydell Happenings said...

Poor Charlie!! My son is a few weeks older than yours (born December 31) but he had a cold as well where he was choking on his own mucous and our pediatrician put him on a nebulizer with albuteraol and the cold was literally gone in a week. Just a thought if he's still got the cold.

Rydell Happenings said...

Poor Charlie!! My son is a few weeks older than yours (born December 31) but he had a cold as well where he was choking on his own mucous and our pediatrician put him on a nebulizer with albuteraol and the cold was literally gone in a week. Just a thought if he's still got the cold.

Hillary said...

They look so cute next to each other in the stroller. And I can't believe that old guy that said you look like a teenager. At least you will be looking younger as you get older.

Judy said...

Those two little boys are so adorable! Would love to be able to visit and enjoy them in person.

emily&david said...

Cute nw blog look, and I love Charlie's little green outfit! Hope you guys are doing well.

Jodie, Stefan and Natalia said...

I love the new header-- expecially how into that catalogue Eli is! sooo cute. i hope your sleep improves soon!