Feeding: Two percent milk (16-20 oz./day), water all day, table foods three times a day with a snack after nap.
Bedtime: 7:30 - 8 p.m. Sleeps 12-13 hours each night.
Totally back to normal here. I don't think we had a night waking all month! Which was so nice for me! His naps really range from 1.5 hours to four hours, usually around two hours, but they're a little all over the place for duration. For him to wake up happy though, he really needs to get the two full hours, so it always stinks when he wakes early!
This kid is a chatter box - we're now up to five word sentences. His first one was "Momma sit down, righ' here!" (Eli has never been shy about letting me know exactly what he wants.) He's getting better at stringing the words together without the pauses in between so it feels like I'm actually having full conversations with him instead of cave-man talk.
We're doing really well. I've really begun enjoying Eli's age - he's an absolute riot to be around and I feel like I'm either doubled over with laughter over the funny things Eli says and does all day, or I'm sitting there guessing out loud what he's trying to tell me and we both end up giggling when start to realize it's a lost cause. He's just so adorable when he's trying to say something but can't remember how! While our lives were still in a lot of upheaval this past month, I was so impressed with how well Eli did. He spent nearly a week with each grandparent set as we flew to Chicago with Colette, and while each time we had a couple days of him transitioning back to - well, not getting what he wanted all. the. time. and being told "No." again - overall, he did awesome and Mike and I love seeing him continue to get closer and closer to our extended family. I'm looking forward to this next month with him - while we'll still be in a lot of transition as we FINALLY make the move to temp housing in Chicago - we won't be tossing Eli around so much, so I'm hoping the move goes smoothly for Eli since Mike and I will be around all the time to care for him and give him some much needed consistency and security.