5 weeks old!

Elmer's 5 weeks old today! This week celebrated Elmer's one month birthday on Tuesday.

Elmer also started smiling at us!

Our bedtime routine has been working like a charm - Elmer's decided he loves his bath, then we sing a song, read a story, nurse, then dance to sleep. He usually falls to sleep pretty easily, as long as we're patient, and we haven't had to let him cry for a week.

Thursday we had our one month check-up at the doctor. Elmer's been growing like a weed! He weighs 8 pounds 1 ounce and is 21 inches long - so he's gained 3 pounds and grown 2 inches this month. He showed off his strong neck for the pediatrician, and even rolled over from his tummy to his back! I think he had a helpful angle, but it was impressive nonetheless.

Yesterday we took him to the Desert Botanical Gardens for a walk and picnic lunch. He slept through the whole thing, of course, but we enjoyed the wonderfully warm weather (78 degrees yesterday).

Today we've had a quiet day as a family. We didn't have any work or errands to run, so we've sat around together, played some video games, gone for a walk, and enjoyed a few naps.


  1. Great pictures. What a cutie he is - you too Chris!.

  2. So cute and little! That's the size both my boys were at birth, 8lbs and 21 inches. :)

  3. I love the picture of Elmer and Chris!


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