To celebrate, Saturday night we watched the birth and coming home videos. It has taken this long for me to feel brave enough to watch what little footage we got in the delivery room. It was intense, David laughed at the expressions on my face as I watched myself push. I said, "Hey man, that was really painful!"
So here is what Elijah looked like at exactly 3 weeks old:
Holding Mommy's finger
Admired by Daddy
Elijah's sweet feet at 21 weeks gestation
Elijah's beautiful foot at 3 weeks of life on the outside
Sleeping almost 1-2 hours every 3 hours after a good feeding
Nursing consistently every 2-3 hours, 4 at night when he's feeling generous ;-)
Filling up his diapers like his career depends on it
Staring at nothingness as intense as can be when he's awake
Accidentally smiling at us while we stare at him in awe
Bouncing in his bouncer and swinging in his swing interchangeably depending on his mood, or which parent is watching him ;-) (I prefer the swing, David the bouncer)
Tolerating tummy time about 3 minutes a day
20 lbs. to go to reach pre-prego weight
Substantially less issues with engorgement (hallelujah)
Stretch marks significantly fading
No tummy flab
Wearing largest jeans with bella band - still
Overall, happy with life, trying to be grateful for moments of boredom
Excited to have gone to church Sunday past!
Looking forward to attending worship as a family!
Planning hubby's birthday surprise on the fly