Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I’ll admit it; I’m a bit of a homebody. Lately I’ve been hesitant to take Elijah outside. First because it’s cold and second, because he does seem to be different now that he’s off of Phenobarbital, namely he cries more. I guess I’m a bit scared that he’ll freak out in public. I’ve felt like I had to get to know him all over again these past few weeks. Granted, I know babies are changing creatures and once you think you’ve gotten them figured out, they change all over again.
The good news is that he seems used to being drug-free now and I feel like we’re fallen into some sort of a routine. He doesn’t sleep as much as he used to, which I’m sure is a result of both getting older and no longer being drugged (he still sleeps through the night, though, which is such a relief). I also feel like I’ve gotten a lot better at interpreting his cries and anticipating what he wants and needs. He didn’t communicate at all at first (I’m sure you all remember his infamous first cry) and so I didn’t get the opportunity to figure him out as most moms would. Now I feel like I know him better, and as his mom, that means the world to me.
Elijah and I did venture out into the cold today. He accompanied me running errands and he was a real champ. He got a bit fussy waiting in line at the post office, but I also hate waiting in line - so I don’t blame him! Otherwise, he was really good for me and made me think I really need to make an effort to get out more. Not just for my own sanity, but to let Elijah experience more of the world around him (and, yes, to experience cold - we do live in MN after all:)).


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