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Friday, January 2, 2009

The New Year

Above are some of the photos taken of Eli in his first ever studio camera shoot. We thought he did a pretty good job for his first time. He was very tired by the end. All that forced smiling wore him out!

A couple things about the new year...I had resolved to stop swaddling Eli in 2009. I thought it was going to be hard, because he always seemed to wake up and cry whenever he got out of his swaddling blanket. But apparently, he had the same resolution I did, because at 12:30 AM on January 1, he broke out of his swaddle and refused to be swaddled again. We were shocked that he slept until 7 AM! And then last night he again refused to be swaddled, and he slept until 7:45, only waking up once at 4:30! He's very cute now, sleeping on his side and his belly even. So that wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it was going to be. I guess he just outgrew it, as everyone told us he would.

Also, I have been saying that I hope 2009 is better than the past couple of years, because I have had some pretty crappy years lately. But I realized on New Year's Day that this year can't possibly be better than last year because I had my mom for 11 months last year. So I can't hope for better, but I can hope for "different" and "happy". Eli is certainly a great source of joy, and since he has started laughing more and sleeping better, motherhood is just getting better and better. I only wish my mom was here to share it with me.


Susan said...

You have no idea how lucky you are to have Eli cooperate so well for his pix. He is way too cute. It should be against the law.

Here's to a 2009 full of cute babies and joy.

Klaus-Dieter said...

Hi Andrea,
this is Christa Mueller, keeping in touch with Eli's progresses.
One request:
Kathrin would like to send you a postalcard via snail mail. would you be son kind and mail your home address to her or to me at :
Thanks - and have a beautiful day

PS. We watched the kidneycancer video many times