Oh my goodness, he is that. Eli is such a blessing. He is perfection to me. I don’t say that in a braggy sort of way, just in a grateful way. New babies require a lot, but they give so much in return. I couldn’t ask for anything different or better than what he is.
Eli is good-natured--smiley, giggly, and generally not too demanding. He’s skilled at eating, cooing, rolling, babbling, sleeping, interacting…all of those standard baby talents. He is wonderful, and during those overwhelming moments as a mother of five (of which I have MANY), I make myself stop and count my blessings…and right now, #1 is having a “perfect baby.”
I realize that every mother thinks their baby is just “the best.” That’s how it should be! And I suppose it is just an inherent characteristic of all babies that they can do no wrong—no matter what they are like, they are perfect! At least that’s how we feel around here. This baby absolutely has his family smitten. We can hardly keep our hands off.
A friend of ours took some pictures of Eli (and his biggest fans) when he was six weeks old…
See why I feel so lucky?? Children are truly the greatest treasure one could have. Eli is my special sweetheart. I know I was similarly obsessed with each of my babies...but right now it's his turn.
Thanks, Zola Schultz, for helping us capture these precious memories in photos!