Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Besides having a mini-me of my own, possibly the coolest part about Eli is how conked-out he is. This kid sleeps like you wouldn't believe! In fact, I DON'T believe it, I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop where we have sleepless nights and no-nap crying-jag days, but so far? SLEEP. About 21 hours a day! Of course, now that I'm writing this (and now that he's 2 weeks old, as of yesterday) the sleeping will cease, but what is childhood if not constant change? So anyway, he's really been putting Patrick to shame - 2 nights ago Eli went to bed at 8:00 and woke up twice to eat before getting up for the day at 6:00; Patrick went to bed at the same time, with a struggle, and woke up three times during the night, then got up for the day at 5:00. WHAT? It's ridiculous. But for now I'm counting my blessings that I get as much sleep as I do with two crazy kiddos, it's been a wonderful two weeks, and now Eli doesn't really look like a NEW newborn since his yucky belly-button fell off today! Hooray! Bring on bathtime!