Tuesday, July 08, 2008

In His first ten days

In His first ten days, Eli:
• slept for 8 hours on his first night and hasn't done longer than 3.5 since then
• rode in the car and/or van for over 920 km
• met every aunt, uncle and cousin in the Steed family
• attended a wedding for his Uncle Pete and Aunt Gabrielle
• was held by various people at a wedding reception
• was babysat for the first time by some cousins
• was changed at least 60 times (probably more)
• got a brand new outfit for the wedding
• slept in a crib and two laundry baskets
• had his first bath at grandma steed's house
• was sang to multiple times by Alden (including one prompt to performance around midnight in the dark)
• was given multiple baby gifts
• was held by his big brother many, many times (and a few times by his big sister)
• snuggled and snuggled and snuggled with many people
• threw up three times
• had an exploding poop all over his mom, the couch, and a coloring book (good thing we have leather couches!)
• was offered cheerios (to go with his milk) by his older sister multiple times
• used a borrowed car seat for his first ride home
• got seen by two different health nurses - one in Lethbridge and one in Calgary
• started out at 8 pounds 14 ounces, dropped to 8 pounds 3 ounces and back up to 8 pounds 10.5 ounces
• went to church and was ooohhh and aaahhed about by multiple older ladies
• celebrated grandma steed's birthday
• was seen by two different doctors
• was videoed by grandpa the first time his brother and sister met him
• listened to books read by his mom with his big brother and sister
• was completely surrounded by love

Thanks for all the well wishes!
If I'm looking for comments on here, looks like I should have a baby more often. :)


Isackson Family said...

What a sweetheart Rhonda. Ian and I are sad we can't meet little Eli. Sending our love from Lloyd.

Crystal said...

He is adorable, Rhonda! I think he has his very own looks, not like Alden or Lucy at all. You must be feeling great to have captured those sweet pictures already. Take care!!

Roslyn said...

Congratulations Rhonda! Little Eli is beautiful! All the best to your family!

Heather M. said...

Oh Rhonda, he is just gorgeous! I am so happy for you! Sounds like he/you had quite the week! I hope you are getting some time to rest at home now!
Can't wait to see you guys tomorrow!

Sylvie said...

Rhonda, he is just precious! Congratulations, again.

PS: I want to go back in time and have you take photos of MY babies. ;)

Mary said...

He is so adorable. Beautiful photos, and I love your list!

Tisha said...

Rhonda, he is just adorable! Congratulations!

Jessie said...

Rhonda he is just beautiful, you captured some amazing shots of him.

JA Crew said...

oh my goodness! he's just sooooo adorable!! hope you're doing good!

Anonymous said...

he is so darling! congratulations! Your pictures are wonderful

Sandi said...

He is so sweet and adorable!! Congrats to you and your family. Welcome to the world Eli!! BIG snugs and hugs :)

my4blessings said...

Oh my stars, Rhonda! He's so gorgeous! Congratulations on your sweet little Eli!

GiGi said...

Beautiful baby Rhonda! Congratulations to you and your family. And even with evidence to the contrary, I will send you wishes for much sleep!

Carmen said...

He is just beautiful!!

whitney said...

Ten days, holy cow! Seems like I just saw you waddling around trying to get him to come. (I can say that because I fully waddle and still have 2 months to go) Such bad timing that we left the morning after he was born. I have all my baby boy clothes out and washed, you could have taken them. And one of my car seats too. Oh well, guess you found stuff to use. Can't wait to see him in a few weeks!

MonaS! said...

what an absolutely stunning little boy. I am so overjoyed for you! I wish I lived closer, like Heather, so I could see you!!!

Denise said...

Such a beautiful little babe, and your photography is simply stunning!!

LindsayB said...

he looks different already. i wanna squeeze him! i love the yawning pics.

Susie said...

maybe that wasn't such a good idea to have Lucy feed cheerios to Sadie the week before Eli was born, if only she could teach him to change diapers ha ha..or maybe herself first

Julia and Josh Blakeney said...

oh, i am so glad things are going well for you and your ever growing family.
he looks like a doll, and i can't wait to hear more antics from your two older kiddies, they crack me up.

Let the party begin... said...

He's beautiful Rhonda. He has been a very busy boy already!

Brooke Clelland said...

Rhonda, are you trying to go for a double record # of posts? Eli's super cute. It was so fun to all be down (especially when everyone was busy) so I got my fair share of Eli time.

Drennans said...

I love him!

Anonymous said...

I finally figured out how to leave a comment. Congrats on your sweet addition. You continue to be an amzing photographer!!! All the best....Jackie O'Hearon

Jackie O said...

Not sure why my comment came up anonymous!!! Guess I have more to learn!! LOL

Melissa said...

He is just gorgeous Rhonda! Sounds like you had a busy week and little Eli is getting tons of love!!

Heather said...

He is so sweet and good for you getting the list going.

Congrats!! A bit late but better than never.