Friday, April 28, 2017

April Recap

Just like every month seems to be doing these days, April has flown by! I've enjoyed another fabulous month of maternity leave, we've had new fun with our little man, and we've started some exciting new projects for the summer. I haven't been able to write as much because I've been too busy loving and snuggling Eli, but I was did manage to get a few posts out this month. Here's what we've been up to in April, and what we're looking forward to, complete with lots of cute baby pics!

Eli's Two Month Update

Eli turned two months old on April 23rd! This month was SO much fun, as our little guy's personality seems to be developing more and more each day. He loves to coo and smile, and even seems to "sing" with me, and I'm excited to see if he recognizes my voice when I lead worship this Sunday! Eli loves reading his black and white bug book, as well as his light up pop up book that tells the story of Easter (gotta start them young!). He's a champ at tummy time, and has excellent neck control. His hair is coming back in, and he loves bath time. And oh man, when he smiles my heart just melts!

Numbers wise, Eli is weighing in at 11 pounds and 3 ounces, and he is 22 and 3/4 inches long. This puts him in the 20th and 30th percentile respectively, but as long as he's on the growth curve we're happy and he's healthy! He's just starting to rock his 0-3 clothes and size 1 diapers. Most people think he's still so tiny, but he looks so big to me compared to when he was born! He is so alert these days, and is sleeping through the night, which is amazing for mom and dad. He started that at around six weeks and we are definitely grateful for it!

First Fever

One of the not so fun parts about turning two months old is having to get shots. Eli was a champ when they were actually giving him the shots, and he didn't really cry much. But after we got home and he woke up from a nap, it was pretty clear that he wasn't feeling well. Our normally easy-going baby was pretty fussy all day and night, and ran a slight fever. Thankfully he's feeling much better now, because this mama's heart could hardly stand seeing our little guy suffer.

Easter and Spring Fun

This Easter was extra special with baby Eli around. It was so fun to dress him up in his little bow tie and suspenders and celebrate the resurrection with our family and friends. We are blessed to have family so close, so everyone got to enjoy the day with little Eli. Crazy to think that he'll be walking around next Easter! We also visited the Zoo this month, and our little monkey had a great time! One of Aaron's many hidden talents is gardening, and he's getting serious about it this year. We've already got strawberries coming in, and he's also planted peppers, onions, carrots, corn, beans, radishes, and more! I'm excited to have fresh produce growing in our backyard, and am so thankful that Aaron's taking this on.

Fitness Goals 

Now that I've officially been cleared, I'm excited to get back to work on my fitness goals. I've been walking a bunch, so I'm already at my pre-pregnancy weight, but it seems to arranged itself in different ways on my body ha. It was nice to jump back into 9Round this week, and I feel like I'm building back some muscles that haven't been used in so long. It's been a LONG time since I've legitimately been able to do abs and push-ups without modifications, so my body is sore, but it feels great! I'm also going to run my first half marathon at the end of September- something that has always been on my bucket list. I ran my first 3.1 miles since Eli last week, and it was challenging but it felt good. No better time than now to get this post-baby body in shape, especially with a Florida trip  (and wearing a swimsuit) coming up in a little over a month!

We're excited about all that May will bring: to have Daddy home for the summer and to gear up for trips including Eli's first flight and first trip to the beach! I hope you've had a wonderful April as well.

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  1. What a cutie you have! I adore that pink dress you are wearing. You look gorgeous!

  2. He is so cute! I have found the first few sets of shots get a lot less reaction at the time of but are a pain after. I know that mama heart ache though<3 I love these updates!

  3. What a cutie! Also, I love the KC zoo! :)

  4. Isn't it crazy how fast babies grow?! They seem to get bigger overnight. I'm sorry Eli didn't feel good after his shots. My kids got a low grade fevers depending on the shot but it was always a not-so-fun 24 hours or so afterwards.


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