Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ethan - 2 months

Ethan –

Your second month started off a little rough but ended with a smile. I decided to take you to see your doctor at the beginning of the month because you seemed to cry a little more than what I considered to be normal. After examining you, your doctor said he believed you were a little colicky and that the crying would improve over the next month or so. I’m happy to say it definitely has! I’m not sure if it was time or your trip to the chiropractor or the fact that I reduced my dairy intake, but whatever it was, you’re doing much better and we are sooo happy!

You started grinning on April 2nd, but I’m going to say you’re first real smile occurred on April 15th. Until this past week most of your smiles seemed to occur when you were lying on your changing table looking up at a golf picture your daddy taped to the bottom of the shelf hanging above your dresser. Future golfer? Probably. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a picture of your adorable smile this month. Whenever I get the camera out you seem more interested in staring at it than smiling at me.

You’re still sleeping in your car seat, but on April 3rd we decided to move you out of our room and into your nursery. So now you’re sleeping in your car seat in the crib. Hey, whatever works! You wake up every 2 ½ to 3 hrs to eat at this point, but I hope that changes over the next month or so. You did get my hopes up one night by sleeping from 11pm-5:45am!

Not only did you grace us with your first smile this month, but you also giggled! This occurred on April 25th when we were at Laurel’s for a play date. I don’t even know what I was doing, but you thought it was funny! You’re also trying to reach up for the toys hanging from your swing and activity mat.

We went to the doctor for your 2 month checkup and your 1st set of shots. I think we might have a future linebacker on our hands. You weighed in at 13pds, 7 oz and your 24 ¾ inches long! I was so worried about how you would react to getting shots, but you only cried for about 10 seconds and fell right back to sleep!

This month we celebrated your 1st holiday – Easter. Actually St. Patrick’s Day was your 1st holiday, but your Daddy said it doesn’t count so we’re counting Easter as your 1st holiday. Anyway, for Easter the two of us along with Camden headed up to Lorain to spend the day with Grandpa Adams. Daddy had strep throat so he didn’t get to join us. You had a wonderful time meeting the Adams side of our family. Everyone loved you of course.

My maternity leave is almost over and I’m sad to say that we’ve spent most of our days inside. It’s either been too cold to go outside or it’s been raining. We’ve actually had record rainfall this past month. Hopefully it will clear up soon so we can spend some time enjoying the outdoors before I head back to work.

Booger – that’s my nickname for you. Strange I know. I try to stop myself, but every time I pick you up the word booger or boogs comes out of my mouth! I promise I won’t call you this forever!
I’m sitting here trying to finish this letter and you’re crying in your Daddy’s arms. I better go help him.

Ethan, we love you and can’t wait to see what this next month brings.


Other fun things that happened this month.
1. April 10th – Your Grandpa Adams game down to celebrate his 50th birthday and you went to the zoo for the first time.