Friday, October 3, 2008

the midnight hours

oh my gosh! We had the BEST time yesterday at the Arboretum! Eli looked adorable, but when does not look adorable? But Jeff's camera is so awesome because it caught all the fine details and just captured the color so well! We took pictures for over an hour and Eli did great! He let us know that he was finished by crawling off the "set" haha... literally!

After we finished we all went to eat and Jeff was loading the pictures onto his computer and we got a little preview. heart was seriously overflowing! So many of those photos were just too sweet for words and I cannot wait to see them again! So Jeff- hurry up! :)

Now I would like to end on that note except that when we put Eli down for bed, we thought our day was over.


For some reason Eli woke up around midnight. Honestly he usually wakes up once during the night because he somehow gets himself sitting up and is too sleepy to figure out he needs to lay back down. So Wes or I just go in, lay him back down, and he goes right back to sleep.

Last night however that was SO not the case! This child was up crying and sleeping crying and sleeping for over an hour! We could not figure out what was wrong with him. I don't know if he just was over stimulated or what. We checked him out, nothing looked different on his body, he wasn't running fever, we changed his diaper... just nothing seemed out of place.

Finally much later we gave him some formula, stuck him in bed with us (which he usually doesn't like now) and he went back to sleep. Now he's up, crawling around and playing like last night didn't even happen! Isn't that weird? I still have no idea what was up but he's like new this morning!


lkalivoda said...

cute cute pictures!!! Maddox has been getting up in the wee hours of the night lately as well. sleepy crying and crying, then in the morning he is fine. it so strange, i cannot figure out what is going on either!

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh! Those are the cutest pictures. I can not wait to see more of them. I love that little sweater that he is wearing in the second picture!
Sometimes kids just do weird things. One of life's little mysteries.

Ashley McWhorter said...

LOVE the pictures!!! Can't wait to see the rest.

Who knows about last night. He could have been hungry or whatever. Has he slept today? When Maggie does that, we automatically know that it is an ear infection. But, if he has taken naps today, it is probably not. But, if it happens again tonight, you may want to take him in just to rule that out. Also, they get at an age where they go through this and we had to just let ours cry it out. They got in a habit of waking up just b/c they knew we would come get them. Sneaky little ones. :)

mhuffman said...

Love the pictures! Fall has to be my favorite season of all. I hope that the sleeping goes better tonight.

Eryn Mikel said...

He is adorable Amanda!

Yomaida said...

Awe! So cute. You were modest with the pics....I on the other hand....LOL. Hey did you get my email? I sent the invite. Let me know. :-)