I officially smell like spit up milk with a hint of baby poo. Gross, I know, but at least I am being honest….and honestly, I am loving every moment of motherhood even though being a single mother can be difficult.

Elliott is officially 4 weeks old and I am spazzing out over that fact that he is growing so quickly. Can’t he stay this small forever?!!?!  I can officially boast that I finally have the hang of how he rolls and am starting to adjust his routine. It has been a week since my last post and my oh my, so much has changed within those seven days. Elliott has been independent from the moment he was born (no, not exaggerating)….When I was knocked out from medication after giving birth, this little boy crawled up to me so that he can nurse and was lifting his head on his own.  Yes, crazy, I know.
A four week milestone for baby E, he has been lifting his head for longer periods of time and his eye contact has improved dramatically! He smiles often, especially when I play with his little lips and rub his belly while making crazy faces and sounds. I can also say that he is still not a cryer (knock on wood). Since he is going through a growth spurt, he has been guzzling down food every hour it seems like. Despite taking after his mama for being a foodie, his sleeping pattern has improved, allowing the both of us to get an average of 7 hours of sleep without waking up in the middle of the night.
From not being a baby/kid person, it is fascinating to witness Elliott’s development on a daily basis and reflect on how much he has improved. Although Elliott is my first…and might be my last, I now understand why women continue to pump out babies.
Olivia Irene

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