I was trying so hard the day I took this picture to get her to smile for Aunt Marcie, but her window of smiles had closed. I was so excited about this outfit matching perfectly with the quilt Aunt Marcie made!
A few things I’ve learned in the last 13 weeks:
*5 hours of sleep in a row is a beautiful thing!
*I wish I would have seen Happiest Baby on the Block before Eliana was born. It really has helped Kyle and I to soothe our little one. You can probably check it out at your local library!
*Bran buds on yogurt is one of my new favorite snacks.
*Eliana made it through BSF without a major crying sence! I’ll tell you, I was SO nervous about taking her to Bible study. We got there 30 minutes early because I know she is happiest in the car right after eating. It was worth it to me to have a happy baby during the car trip rather than a screaming baby! I also knew she should be falling asleep right about the time we would sing our hymns. I worked diligently to soothe her to sleep before, and it worked! She stayed asleep during discuss time and part way through the lecture. Once she woke up, I knew I had about 1 minute or so before the I’m starving scream would begin. We quickly headed out to the foyer and found two other mommies with their wee ones. I was so blessed to see them!
*Eliana has changed our lives. I’ve learned that I need to do my Bible study while she is eating or while she is napping. God could be scooted to the side if I’m not careful. The days I forget or put off my quiet time are days of trouble.
*A speaker at a mom’s group shared that the best thing you can do for your children is to love your husband. I’ll tell you that it was quite convicting that day, as I reflected on how easy it is to put Eliana above God and Kyle. Eliana cries and demands attention. Kyle and God don’t, but they need my devotion too.