Friday, September 7, 2012


Another week older. This fragile heart can't bear it! Today marks Elden's fifth week of life outside the womb. I think yesterday was the first day he consistently smiled because he wanted to, not just because he was tooting. We were able to get several smiles from him yesterday by talking to and interacting with him, and he's also a lot more interested in us/our faces as opposed to everything else in the room. His eyes are still a deep blue and his hair a dirty blonde, but as it gets thicker and he grows more it looks darker. He usually eats for about 20-25 minutes every three or so hours, and at night we've been getting 4-6 hour stretches of him sleeping at a time which is wonderful. He's also consistently able to take a bottle and finish it so we feel great about that since he starts daycare in about a week. This tiny human brings us so much joy on a daily basis and we can't imagine our lives without him!

Video evidence of his smile. Also, I HATE the way my voice sounds on video. Is this how it sounds in real life too?


  1. He's so handsome! I love the little shirt tucked into the shorts. Be still my heart!

    And I literally LOLed at my desk about the smiling while tooting line. haha

  2. I love the look on his face! He's like "hey mom!". Also, I like your voice, mine is awful!