Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

We had a great 1st Thanksgiving with our little bubba! Ethan started out the morning just perfectly by showing us he can roll from his belly to his back! No more unwanted tummy time for him! He just flips himself over.

Don't blink or you will miss the first roll!! This was actually roll #8 or #9 and he had just about had it with us ~ so if you miss the first one - you have to wait all the way until the end to see it again!

Ethan's 1st Thanksgiving outfit!

We can't wait for next year when he can enjoy all the favorite foods too! Tonight, he tried (and loved!!) carrots.

Bring on the carrots!!

WHAT?!?!? It's almost Christmas?!?!?

Yay!! I can't wait!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Jibber Jabber

This is seriously what he does ANYTIME he is not sleeping, or eating!! We are pretty sure he got the "talking gene" from Mommy!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

One Year Ago..........

I meant to blog this yesterday (November 19th) but I was honestly just so tired that I decided to go to bed instead! So here is a "one year later" post that is just about 24 hours overdue!!

On November 19, 2007 ~ we had our 3rd appointment of my pregnancy. VERY VERY few people even knew that bubba existed as we had not even seen a heartbeat. With our previous loss, this was a big appointment for us. I was physically ill all day long at work! Then we got to the doctor's office and this is what we saw!!

Our little TicTac!! Ethan was measuring 6weeks6days and was 0.92cm in length!!! His heart was just flickering away at about 120. We were told it had just started beating a few days before that! Yeah, I cried my eyes out!

And here we are.......1 year later! Our baby is well over that 1cm size he was then - and he still just makes our heart melt! This picture was taken November 19, 2008!!

What a difference a year makes, huh?!?!

And because I love to share pictures of our little man.........

Oatmeal went over much better than rice!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

a little bit of everything..........

Some Stats

Our pedi appt was yesterday. Ethan has gained 7lbs and grown 6.5inches since birth!!

14lbs 13.6oz (44th %)
24.5in (30th %)
head - 16.3in (24th %)

Two months ago he was in 10 - 25% for everything so he is definitely growing!!!

We are off the reflux meds (!!!!)for a few weeks to see how that goes. We can also start rice cereal, 1Tbsp a day, to see how he does. If that goes well, veggies next month. This could also help with the refluxing. We are still on nutramigen. She says we'll "talk" at 6mos but be prepared to stay on for the duration!

Ethan's neck is doing much better. The exercises are working. We even got a few new ones to try now that he is getting stronger.

He is not rolling over yet and shows no interest at all. His pedi says no worries for 2 more months. He will roll when the mood strikes him!

He got two shots in each leg and rotovirus oral. Lucky for me.....this round of shots made him more tired than cranky, so he slept most of today. We hope that is not a bad sign for tonight!!

Some Silly Playtime

The amazing versatile binky!! If you get bored with one side, you can just flip it around and enjoy the other side!!

Well, you know how much he loves his jumperoo! The exersaucer is a different story. It is still growing on him. He tries to jump when you put him in it and then gets really angry when it won't light up the toys. So we are trying to help him discover the toys.....

And this is what you get after you have been playing really hard all day......

Some rice cereal

So our little bubba loves his highchair but we found out tonight that he is not so fond of cereal!!! I'm sure it's still just too new. We will wait a few days and try again!!

Here comes the spoon ~ he looks excited doesn't he?!!

Still looks pretty happy, right??!!

Wait....what the heck is this?!!?

Bite #1

OK, happy baby! Try again.....

Bite #2 ~ seriously, this stuff is horrible!!

We decided if we wanted any video of this wonderful experience...we better do it quickly as we were pretty sure he was about to give up on us! We had no idea how "done" he actually was. We had no idea what we were about to get on video!!

Poor kid!!!

For your enjoyment ~ Bite #3.....the final bite!

It is our job as parents to record - and laugh - at events like this! And just so you know we don't actually intend to torture our child ~ he was fine after the whole event. He even likes the spoon! That's a start right?!

That is all for now!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

4 Months Old

Can you believe it?!? Our little bubba is officially 4 months old. I'm sitting here typing and looking at the clock (8:55pm CST) and thinking "Wow, just 4 months ago I was in recovery with our brand new little bubba. And now, he's snoozing away in his 3-6 month pajamas!!" Time flies and creeps all at the same time ~ but mostly time flies!

He has his 4 month appointment on Friday so I'll have more stats on weight/height then! Neither of us are brave enough to step on the scale to see how much he weighs!! So right now, we're just guessing! We both think he'll be somewhere in the 14lb range. Any guesses??

Also, he has started holding little stuffed lovies when falling asleep. I still take them away when he is sound asleep because I fear they will somehow land on his face during the night - but OH MY GOSH soooo cute ....... he just melts our heart!!

Ok, here you go!

This morning before we left for Miss Carrie's house.........

and this one was just about an hour ago...........

Saturday, November 8, 2008

He LOVES to jump!!

It is a cold Kansas morning. Ethan and I had a "pajama morning" and just played in the living room for a while. Seriously, my kid LOVES to jump!! This went on for about 10 minutes. I took him out because I have some neurotic thought that it maust be bad for him in some way to stay in there longer. AFter taking him out, he fell asleep for the next 2 hours!!! Guess he wore himself out! He's awake and fed now and we are going to brave the mall for a little shopping! Wish us luck!!

p.s. ~ I'm sorry the video is sideways. I have NO IDEA how to turn it around on YouTube! If you know - please leave me a comment and help me!!! For now, you'll just have to turn your head sideways!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pictures and Pictures (and a video too!)

Just a bunch of random pictures to share.

More pictures from my girlfriend's photography blog!! She is so talented. I absolutely LOVE all these pictures!! You can see the whole album of pictures at this link...........Kentiga Photo Albums and then click on Ethan!!

Ethan visits Mommy at school for the Halloween party!!

Getting stronger and stronger on his tummy!

WAIT!!!! Is that a tummy time.......SMILE?!?!?!?!

Baby toys are tasty!!


We have to move his jumperoo to a new place in the living room - because he has fallen in love with the TV!!!

Ethan is really starting to enjoy his bathtime!! Last night we put his tub in the bathtub because we had a late dinner and the kitchen was ready for a bath. He loved having the extra water in his tub and splashing around! Lots of bathtime giggles!

And the real reason you even read this blog entry.......