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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

What's so funny?

This past weekend my parents and brother Julian had visited us since it was spring break. It was great to have them here because Eric and I got to relax while Ethan got some lovin from them. One day during their visit, Julian was playing with Ethan and jumping around like always and out of nowhere while in my lap Ethan starts to giggle. Julian and I both freaked and since we were the only ones that heard it tried to get everyone to come to us hoping he would do it again. Julian tried to get him to do it again while everyone else waited patiently but Ethan seemed to have moved on from that moment and on to something else. Oh well, I am just glad that I had heard it because it was such a great laugh. I can't wait for many more. GOOD JOB UNCLE JULIAN!!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Our love

Well for the past couple of nights Ethan has been sleeping through out the night without a feeding. Today I actually woke up before he did. That is the first since he has been born. Last night after bath time I feed him at 9:30 and by 10:00 he was out. He didn't wake up till 8:00 this morning. I woke up worried but I checked him and he was okay. Eric had mentioned that if he continues we may now be able to put him in his own room. We will have to see if he is just tricking us or if he is really going to continue to sleep thru the night. The pediatrician did say that between 2-3 months he should start to go thru the night without a feeding. I thought I would never say this but it does feel quite awkward not being awoken at 2 in the morning by a screaming infant. Sometimes I do miss the little infant that we brought home from the hospital but I am also excited to watch Ethan grow and discover new things. We have always heard parents’ talk about the special love that comes from having your own children, however now we get to feel it first hand and it has truly enriched our lives as well as our marriage.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Look at me now!

I can’t believe how much Ethan doesn’t look like a newborn anymore. Everywhere we go all we hear is “look how big he is”. When we tell them that he is 2 months they all reply with WOW! I think he looks like a normal 2 month old, but I don’t really have another child to compare him too. All I know is that my arms are getting tired a lot quicker and that Ethan is still eating like a champ. He is not a big fan of his swing but will settle for it after a couple of minutes crying and no mommy. What I have noticed is that he loves to just lie on a blanket and look up above at the ceiling fan while it is moving. He prefers doing that more than being in his other toys. Yesterday my friend Juanita invited me to play group. Even though Ethan is too young for it, she thought it might be great for us to get out of the house and a chance for me to meet some other mothers. I was able to talk with some of the women there that had infants and got to hear their stories and advice. Ethan actually had a good time. It seemed like each kid wanted to come play with him. He would smile as they jumped around him. I think he liked being constantly entertained. Once that kid got bored and went away, a new kid would walk up and continued to entertain Ethan. He was all smiles and I was happy to share the job of occupying him. For the past couple of nights Ethan got his nighttime feeding at 8:00 and was put to bed at 8:30. He hasn’t woken up till 3:30 for his first feeding of the night. I am loving his new routine. I do hope that it continues.

Friday, March 10, 2006

2 months!!

Today Ethan turns 2 months old!! Eric and I were talking on how it has flown by, however that has not always been the case. When Ethan turned 2 weeks I remember thinking that between that time and his birth felt like months. That was due to recovering from birth and exhaustion on waking up every two hours to feed him. I remember thinking that we were always attached to one another because of his big appetite during that growth spurt. But that has all changed and now it feels that he is growing too fast. Such that I have noticed his personality is really starting to blossom. He is awake a lot more now which I use to my advantage in getting to know him.

Monday, March 06, 2006

3 Shots!!

Today Ethan had his 2-month appointment. He now weighs 11lbs and 5 oz, 21.8 in height and head circumference is 15.6. The Doctor said that he is doing great and is completely normal. Now is where the story takes a turn. The nurse came in to administer the shots. One moment Ethan was smiling to mommy then suddenly turned beet red and was screaming. She came in from behind and gave him three shots in his leg. It took me about 5 minutes to calm him from his screaming but only to a whimper. He has been whimpering all day long and it is heart wrenching because I really can't help him. Due to the shots he had developed a fever. Therefore I gave him some Tylenol, which the doctor had given me. In the picture Ethan is crashed out from the Tylenol and you can see his little band-aid. My poor baby.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Cooing vs. Sleeping

A couple nights ago, Ethan had slept from 9:30pm to 4:30am without waking up!!! Therefore, you could say that Eric and I finally sighed in relief thinking that our child was finally starting to sleep longer which also meant that we could actually get more sleep too. Wrong! Ethan has been still sleeping pretty well, not 9-4 well, but instead of waking up only to eat. He now wakes up and starts talking. (I have no clue where he gets that from because there isn’t a big talker in our family) Now you are thinking oh heck, I can sleep through him talking, right? Wrong again! Our son notices when there doesn’t seem to be an audience listening to his intriguing conversation and then starts to scream. So it is 2am and I am busy trying to rock him back to sleep. Yet Ethan doesn’t look a bit tired or hungry and is still cooing away about something. He is cooing and I am saying for the love of GOD, go to bed. It is hilarious but also aggravating because during the day when I want him to coo for mommy, he doesn’t. Oh well, hopefully he will learn to talk to me during the day and in his dreams at night.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Swing Away

Today Ethan has had a great day enjoying the wonderful weather that Texas has to offer. Now I can start taking him out without freaking out if he is cold. The weather is said to get up into the 90's today. One great thing about San Angelo are the parks. There is one park that I take Ethan to that has great trails for us to walk on (lose baby weight) and great swings that are meant for moms and infants. He loves the motion of it. I love it because it is a chance to get out the house and really to bond with him. We have our own special time together.

Nowadays Ethan must be going trough a growth spurt because he is eating more and more. However, with eating more he is really getting the cute chubby body with the double chin. I can't wait till our next doctors appointment * March 10th* so that we can see how much he weighs. OHH wait I forgot. At this appointment he gets his 2-month shots. I am not looking forward to that. Especially since the mother in me wants to hurt anyone who even looks at my child wrong much less prick him with a needle. Okay I will calm down.