I have to admit, though, it is nice to be home again and start to relax. We got home late last night and it was great to sleep in our own bed. Elijah even seems to be relaxing more. He was awake for most of his car ride home yesterday, which really surprised me. He didn’t even fuss very much; he was just excited and looking around. I have noticed that when he is experiencing something new or a new place he doesn’t want to sleep. He seems to be soaking everything in and it’s so fun to watch. Part of our trip home was in the dark and I thought for sure he would be snoozing the whole time, but not Elijah! He had too many things to be looking at to waste time sleeping. He seemed to enjoy all of the lights that the cars and street lamps made. I realized that he had never ridden in a car at night and so it was a new experience for him and he didn’t want to miss it.
The great news is that since he was awake for so much yesterday, he slept through the night last night. He went for seven hours without eating and gave his mom and dad a chance to get some sleep. He’s taking a nap right now and so I have a chance to write this journal. Life sure is great with our little boy. He is an incredible blessing and we are so happy to have him with us.