Thursday, September 07, 2006

The incredible expanding baby!

So Miss Eloise is already up to TEN pounds! Hooray! I can't believe how quickly newborns grow. I mean, she gained about 25% of her body weight in three weeks. It's crazy to look at her and see that she is now just a tiny bit over the size Iris was when she was born. Yowza!

In other baby news, please visit The Falcon's Nest to read about Sophie's arrival and Austin Mama to read about Fiona's arrival. All these new babies!!! Hooray! I LOVE to read about new babies.

The girls, Matt and I had our first outing as a family. We went to the park and it was actually kind of nice. Matt spent some time holding Eloise so I could play with Iris. A few moms today commented on how beautiful Eloise was and all I can respond with is "it's funny people keep saying that even though she's covered in zits!" What is it with baby acne? What a cruel joke! Babies are born so lovely, why oh why do they need to get zits at three weeks old?

I've also been trying to figure out if there is a better co-sleeping arrangement for the girls and I. Right now we have a queen sized bed pushed against a well. On the other side of the bed is the co-sleeper. I had full intentions of using it, but I'm just not. Even thought it's right there it's still a pain to put Eloise in and out of it several times a night. It's just plain easier to leave her in the bed next to me. So it's Eloise on the outside, me in the middle, Iris on the inside next to the wall. I think I might try to remove the co-sleeper, but set it up as a bassinet in case I want to put Eloise in it for naps or something. I will still need something for that side of the bed, then, perhaps a side rail? I don't know. The co-sleeper would be SO much easier if the mattress were level with my mattress. I don't understand why they make them lower. Grrrr. Anyways, if anyone reading has some advice on co-sleeping with two, please let me know!


  1. Gosh- all three of mine had the baby acne. That's the worst! Poor things! Especially when all I wanted to do was take pictures of him...

    As for co-sleeping- ha- we have the crib side-carred to the bed, mattresses are level with each other and I'd say that I am in it more than baby! At least I'll stretch my leg in there or something. I think I just like it there for security so he doesn't roll off the bed.

  2. Just ran across your threads at MDC- my middle name is Eloise and I noticed your daughter is named that too! My name goes back to the mid 1800's, how did you decide on that for your daughter?


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