Thursday, February 28, 2008

Eli is one month old

We have survived a month. Adding another baby has been quite an adjustment for all of us. It turned out that Eli did develop colic. His didn't start up until he was about two weeks old (unlike Kailey who screamed from birth to about one month) His colic hasn't been nearly as bad as Kailey's; he usually only has bouts in the late afternoon and evenings. He also sleeps at night, only waking to eat. Kailey on the other hand had her days and nights mixed up, and didn't sleep until 6 a.m. That went on until she was almost 6 weeks old.

I think that the hardest for me were the adjustments that I had to make with Kailey. I was really sad in my heart for a little while because I wasn't able to give as much attention to her. She and I have both adjusted now. As is the case with a lot of changes in life, it just takes time.

Before I had Eli, as I was going through the day, I would think about how easy it was to get things done with just Kailey, and how once Eli got here it would all come to a screeching halt, and it did. Getting out is a little easier than I expected because I have experience from Kailey. It just takes me a couple of weeks to mourn my previous lifestyle. I'm mostly over it now, but I'm still sad about jazzercise. Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE jazzercise? Well I do love it, and am in need of some jazzercising to get rid of this extra baby weight. I just haven't come up with a plan yet to return. While I was mourning my one baby lifestyle a clip from Billy Madison came to mind. I searched for the video clip, but could only find low quality ones. So here's a low quality clip for all of the one baby mom's.

P.S. I'm trying to add some pictures but the camera is not cooperating, and it is close to time for Eli to wake up and eat. I might have to add those later.


  1. Holly, I know what you mean about adding another little one to the mix. It is a bit complicated at first, but it gets easier as time goes on...honestly. Brennan starts preschool next year and this will be the first time Jackson and I will have 'alone' time. It's funny how quickly you adjust, though.
    Oh, and why can't you continue jazzercise? Do you just want to wait until Eli is a little bit older or what? I loved jazzercise and think I will re-enroll once Brennan goes to school all day. Oh, and if you want any tips on multiples, let me know, cause I've got tons of 'em.

  2. I have been there and done that. I can understand exactly what you go though. It will get better though, I promise. This will only be for a little bit and then the rewards will be great. Now that Diana is one year old is so easy is cake. Well not quite but about. I miss you guys. I do not know if I ever told you, thank you for all thouse yummy dinners and the recipes. The recipes are some of my family favorites. I will always remember you because of that. I have a favor. I do not know what I did with my Jambalaya recipe from you, and I love it. Would you mind sending it to me in an email whenever you have time. I know you have your hands full now. I miss you. Bye.

  3. Oh the days of an only child...or no children at all! Dito on the it gets easier. I hope little Eli's colis gets better soon.

  4. Don't worry...I'll stay in the land of "one baby" for a couple more years. I DON'T plan on adding to our family any time soon. Long Live the "Only Child"!!!!!

  5. Jessie, if you want to share tips, I'll take whatever you want to send. You can leave a comment or send me an email, whichever you prefer. The reason that i haven't gone back to jazzercise, is because i can't decide where to fit into the day, and whether or not it will be ok to put a new baby on the babysitting group.

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