Things are going well in the Savage home! Elijah has been easy on us first-time parents. He is such a happy baby! Sometimes he will just start laughing and laughing...he even snorts sometimes :) I have a greater appreciation for the video Sara sent (posted previously) because everytime I bust out the video camera to capture these episodes, he stops dead in his tracks and just stares at it- that doesn't make for very exciting footage.
Eli is getting about 5 teeth all at once (no exaggeration). He was not too happy about it yesterday but he copes pretty well, thanks to his mad self-soothing, finger-sucking skills. Everyone says he is already putting on weight. I should say so! He is eating more than double what they fed him in Africa! The worst part of his day is when his bottle runs out. He starts sucking air, and when I try to take the bottle away he gets a death grip on it and a panicked look in his eyes. So, then I have to be a meanie and PULL it from his biting down teeth. Then I have to hide the bottle immediately so that he will stop crying. It has just been the last day or two that he has actually set down his bottle or fallen asleep with a little left. And for two nights in a row, he has slept for 11-12 hours straight! I think he is finally full!
Here's Eli with Grandma:
The Schulz's gave Eli this bouncer...it is seriously the only toy-like object that he has shown any interest in...He is usually more amused by his hands and feet
Eli hanging with his cousins
He LOVES being around other kids!