Tuesday, September 16, 2008

2 Months Old!!

So ~ officially he was two months old on September 11th. But we had our 2-month well visit today so I waited to blog until I had all the new details!

Ethan is 10lbs 13oz, 21 1/2 inches long, and has a 15 3/4 inch head!! He is in the 10% - 25% for all categories, but growing steadily and that's what matters!!

His formula will not change until at least 6 months of age. She said we could discuss it then depending on how well he is doing. But there is a real possibility that he could be doing so well that it just stays the same until 1 year! Yikes! We are submitting some paperwork to his insurance to see if we can get even a partial reimbursement for the cost since it is "medically necessary".

He is tracking objects very well, laughing and cooing like crazy! His muscles on the right side of his neck are still very tight. He doesn't like to turn his head to the right and always sleeps to his left. So we have a new set of exercises to do while we are playing during the day to loosen those up. And let me tell you ~ he hates them!!! So in addition to the dreaded tummy time - which we have to increase in frequency - we now have neck exercises to torment our baby!! It's our job as parents right??!?!?

He had to have 4 shots and an oral rotovirus vaccine today. Poor little bubba!! He just put his head on my shoulder and cried and cried and cried. He has that "pouty lower lip" thing all figured out!!! Of course I wanted to cry right along with him. But he is doing much better already. His little legs are sore. If you touch them wrong he whines at you. But he is laying on his boppy next to me and talking to the ceiling fan!! So at least the crying has stopped for now. And Daddy brought home a chocolate chip cookie for Mommy ~ so she is feeling better too!!

And that's it really. Growing like crazy and cute as can be ~ not that we are at all biased!!! Here are the series of pictures I took on the 11th - his official 2 month birthday. I broke out his little gnome and started snapping!! As always, he is challenging to photograph!!

Enjoy ~ all our love!
Charlie, Beth, and Ethan

Ummm....Mom.....I'm not sure I'm excited about getting my picture taken right now.

Seriously, I'm not in the mood

Uh....a little help please!!

I'll just hang out here, is that ok??

MMMM!! Gnome is good!!

*****insert here: 1 large spit up, 1 messy diaper, and 1 outfit change********

Can we take a nap before we try again?!? Please!

Now I'm in a better mood!

Wait! I have to spit up on these new clothes first!

Yeah for being 2 months old!!!



Donna said...

Yay!! My lil Kernal is grownin'great and is very handsome! It made me alittle weepy to look at his pics :o( I really miss you guys!!
Big ole hugs and kisses~
Donna/Aunt Nonnie

brendak976 said...

Awwwww i just wanna reach out and hugg him he is so so adorable....and growing so fast...Looks like he is giving your ashing machine a workout too hehehe..Love and Miss you Guys

brendak976 said...

washing machine i am such a good ashing maching LOL

Delores said...

Oh my God he is sooo cute. I can not believe how fast he is growing. I just shared with all my co-workers. Got one big "AWWWW" too cute. I love the captions. Little man is chunking up and that smile. Wow I have to stop now before I cry. I love you guys. Miss you so much.....Mom