Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Monday, April 24, 2006
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
We went back to Alamo to celebrate Easter with our family. We had a great time and got to see our family again. Ethan received great Easter presents from everyone and enjoyed hanging out at the park watching his cousin’s hunt for Easter eggs. We all had tons of fun and hope that everyone else did too.Eric and I were afraid that Ethan was going to get out of the habit of sleeping thru the night especially with him not being in his crib.That was not the case. Ethan was great and slept all night in the pack'n'play. One thing that we did learn from this weekend was that Ethan loves whip cream. Eric gave Ethan a little taste and once Eric stopped. Ethan started screaming till he got him some more. It was so cute! Ethan had a little down time with his Grandpa Dan. It was a busy weekend so it was rest well needed. It was great to see Ethan interacting more with our family and seeing that they have so much love for him.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Last night was the first night that Ethan got to sleep in his crib and in his own room. If Ethan could stay the same size forever he would of never left his bassinet, which would’ve stayed on the side of my bed till he was 30. However, he was getting to big for it and would often wake himself up because he would scoot so far down which would constrict the movement of his legs. On an earlier post I suggested that maybe we would bring the crib into our room. However, Eric and I realized that when he does wake up too early it is due to Eric’s Alarm clock, which goes off at 5:30 and he might sleep even better without us also being in there as well. So we deemed last night to be our experiment night and here is how it went. I feed Ethan at 9:00 and he was put into his crib at 9:30. I had the monitor turned up to high and had both of our doors open. I was feeling a little guilty and kind of weird not having him in our room. I remembered thinking how I would thank the heavens on the day he moved out of our room and into his. That was until I actually had to do it and was not really thankful but just worried and nervous. If I could’ve slept with the monitor taped to my ear, I would’ve. I kept asking Eric “What was that? Was that Ethan?” Eric calmly, “He is fine.” Well I did not hear a peep out of him all night, so when Eric’s alarm rang I ran out off bed to see if Ethan was okay. Now it is still dark so when I quietly walk in, I don’t see him. MY HEART DROOPED! But I see a little object in the far left top corner of the crib all huddled up. He had scooted himself all the way up there, which surprises me because I had put him towards the bottom last night. I touched his tummy just to check and everything was fine. He was fast asleep and I about had a heart attack. Well even with my little interruption Ethan slept till 8:00. After all that Eric says, “I am really afraid when Ethan eventually has to leave our house, you are going to be freaking out.” My response with a smile, “It will be out of Love.”
* I did remove all toys and blankets before he slept in his crib*
Monday, April 10, 2006
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Sunday was such a beautiful day and it would have been a waste to stay indoors. Therefore, the three of us went fishing. We had fun and it was quite relaxing out at the lake. We lathered Ethan up with sun block but he was still remained under the shade anyway. Ethan enjoyed looking at all of the scenery and got so relaxed he dozed off. They caught one fish, but it was too small so it was put back into the lake. We had a blast and can’t wait until we can get on the boat and really take full advantage of the lake. I know we will be taking tons of pictures. Come on summer!
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Well Ethan has been sleeping thru the night for the past weeks and we have discussed the idea of putting him in his own room. I am a little worried because the other night Ethan started choking and I couldn't get him to stop until I picked him up. That was scary because it is 2 in the morning and you hear your child trying to gasp for air. Once that happened I started to think what if he had been in his room and I don't think I would of heard that over the monitor. I am thinking maybe bringing his crib into our room and letting him sleep in there. Therefore he can get used to his crib but still be in our room and close enough to ease my worries.