Thank you for all the compliments on our new Christmas picture. That was actually taken at our church with my little point & shoot camera. It takes decent pictures most of the time so I was extremely pleased with this picture results. I also used Picasa 3 to give the pictures the soft, glow effect. It's our best family picture yet and I admit, I'm a bit proud of it.
I'm off work today! Yay! It's so nice... but instead of sleeping-in, I woke up this morning at 5:30 to hear my son noisily smacking on his fingers, in his sleep. I dozed in and out until about 6:30 when he finally started waking up enough to start fussing. He's been fed and is now so smiley and responsive. Makes me realize what I'm missing out on other mornings. I refuse to think on it though... I'm just going to enjoy the time I have with him today. I have several things I want to do this morning and then this afternoon, am taking Elijah for his doctors check up and (*sob*) shots. I dread the shots but am looking forward to hearing what his progress is. I want my schedule to be free this afternoon to just enjoy my time with him. No cleaning, wrapping, Christmas cards, etc. I WILL force myself to be free. If he falls asleep, I may nap with him.
I'm pretty sure Elijah has come through, or is currently in, a growing spurt. He seems to be shooting up like crazy and is filling out more and more. No wonder, the little man thinks he's starving every two hours. I think he'd eat all day if you let him. After 40 minutes of eating, I usually say "enough". If you make a bottle, 4 ounces just barely seems to satisfy him, he usually wants at least another ounce. I guess he's going to live up to the Beard Boy reputation of being a big eater. Right now, he sitting in Daddy's chair chewing on his hands or sleeves - whatever he can get in his mouth. The other day I fed him and put him in his crib. I walked back in the room and found him 'nursing' on a toy that's hanging from his crib. This week, he wore his first 3-Month outfit. Sometime this weekend, I need to go through his 3-6 month clothes, cut the tags off, and wash them all. He'll be wearing them before I know it.
Since I want to have the afternoon free, I need to get off here and get busy.
Have a wonderful, Christ-filled, Christmas!