Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Three Months Old

Ethan is already three months old.  It is hard for me to believe that he is only three months old since he is starting to wear nine month clothes and in size 3 diapers.  I weighed him today and he was pushing 17 pounds with clothes on.  Wow, Isaac was only 19.5 pounds at a year. 

Ethan is starting to get quite the personality.  He is talking and giggling more now.  As you an imagine, he is not very patient when he is hungry.  He generally nurses every two hours during the day unless he is taking a long nap then he can push it to three or four hours.  If he takes a bottle, he can make it more like 3 hours.  He sleeps from about 9 to 3 and then is up between 6 and 7.  We have had quite a few stretches from 9 to 4 and also some where he is up at 1.  Children certainly keep you on your toes. 

Ethan has quite a grip.  He loves to grab necklaces and hair and has been reaching for the toys on his bouncer and activity mat for a few weeks now.  It is truly amazing how fast they learn new things.  I am hoping he "learns" how to sleep through the night soon.  Perhaps, if we transition him to his own room that would help. 

I took a few quick pictures before my camera died.  Poor planning on my part. 


How do you get toddlers to smile without making a "cheesy" face?

Monday, November 10, 2014


This year I let Isaac choose what they would be for Halloween.  He said he wanted to be an animal.  When I asked him which one, he said he wanted to be an elephant and he wanted Ethan to be a giraffe.  I was surprised he chose those animals but quickly started looking for costumes.  Luckily, I remembered that I had a giraffe outfit that we got as a gift when Isaac was young.  It worked perfectly for the few number of times that Ethan dressed up. 

Isaac was a big fan of trick-or-treating.  We had practiced and talked about it for weeks leading up to Halloween so he got the hang of it really fast.  We went trick-or-treating in Mimi and Pa's neighborhood the weekend before Halloween because the weather was beautiful.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Ethan's Baptism

Ethan's baptism weekend started off with Isaac waking up with a fever on Friday night.  He had the exact same temperature and when he had hand, foot and mouth in August.  Saturday morning, Isaac was pretty upset and whiny.  We decided to start making food for the baptism in case Isaac started feeling better, however, he kept saying his mouth and feet hurt.  Sure enough, he started to get blisters on his hands on Saturday afternoon.  It was hand, foot and mouth again (and later we found he had thrush also)!  Ugghhh. 

We decided to still have the baptism but not do the celebration afterward because we could not expose everyone.  Luckily, my Mom was willing to stay home with Isaac.  It was so sad because not only did we have a very sick little boy, but we did not get to spend time with the extended family.  As you will see in the pictures, Ethan did fine through the baptism but was not excited about pictures afterward.  As a result, I did not really take many pictures. 

On a positive note, Isaac is feeling much better! 

It was a bummer to have Isaac sick the last week I was home but at least I was able to take care of him.  I am back to work starting tomorrow. 






Pumpkin Farm

We went to the pumpkin farm a few weeks ago.  Isaac got to ride on rocking horses and drive small tractors.  He loved the corn maze where he sang and ran from one thing to the next.  We then took a hayride out to pick pumpkins.  It was certainly interesting trying to pick pumpkins and juggle two kids when one of them needed to be held the entire time.  Poor Dad had to carry all the pumpkins and keep track of Isaac.  It was well worth it though.  Isaac had a blast. 



Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hush Little Baby

Ethan started fussing one day and this was Isaac's reaction.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Two Months Old

Ethan is one big boy.  At his two month appointment, he weighed in at 14 pounds 10 ounces which put him in the 90th percentile.  He was 24.5 inches long and in the 96th percentile.  He certainly was not a fan of the shots but he handled them pretty well.  They did not affect his sleep as he still slept from 9pm until 3am and then he ate again around 6.  I think Ethan would like to sleep later in the morning but he usually gets woken up by Isaac around 6:30 or 7am.

Ethan is smiling and talking a lot more.  I think Isaac is going to be excited when Ethan can play with toys and respond to his voice.  He tries to talk to and play with him but Ethan cannot do much yet.