Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ethan - 4 Months

Ethan -

This past month flew by. Being a working mother of two is a little harder than I anticipated, but I think I’m finally starting to get the hang of it. Today your teacher told me I’m the most organized mom she knows. I had to laugh. Organized? No. I’m just trying to make it thought the day. I’m glad I hide it well.

You had your four month checkup today! You gave your doctor a huge smile and a little giggle when he walked into the room and spent most of time trying to talk to him. He said you're a very happy and curious little guy - or should I say BIG guy. As of today you're 16pds, 12 oz and 26.5 in. You're in the 75th percentile for weight and 90th for height. I love my little linebacker!

Lots of “Firsts” this month – Not only did you sleep through the night for the first time, but you also rolled over for the first time - back to belly.

At the beginning of the month, Daddy and I decided it was time to break your swaddle habit. We knew we were going to have a couple of long sleepless night while you adjusted, but it was time. To our surprise you handled it very well. So well that you slept through the night for the first time! I was so excited. I thought we hit a turning point - I was wrong. You’ve only slept through the night a couple of times since then.

Actually, I don't mind you waking up at night. It's the only time I get to cuddle with you. When I try to rock you at night, just for a few minutes, you get fussy and want me to put you in your crib so you can sleep. You used to love to cuddle. I'm not sure when this changed exactly.

As for rolling over, this happened while we were downstairs playing with Camden. I was so surprised and so were you. Your teachers still don’t believe you’re rolling over. It’s been almost four weeks and you still haven’t rolled over for them.

We headed to the lake this month for Grandpa Laurent’s birthday and Ben’s graduation party. Your first trip to the lake and your first boat ride! You seemed to enjoy the lake house. You loved watching Camden and Zane play inside and out. As for the boat ride, not your favorite activity due to the life jacket you had to wear. I am sure you’ll start enjoying it more as you get older. At least I hope so....

I was really hoping you would not inherit you Daddy’s bad ears, but it appears as though you have. You weren't feeling well earlier in the month so I took you to see the doctor. Turned out to be an ear infection and the start of a respiratory infection. First ear infection = First antibiotic. I hope this is the first and last ear infection for you.

One of your favorite things to do is watch your big brother. You think everything he does is funny. The two of you have really started to bond. Camden loves you and the fact that you’re going to “school” with him now. Every day when I go to his class to get him he reminds me that we have to go to your room and pick you up. He gives you a kiss every morning before I take you to your room and announces that he's your big brother. He loves you so much. He even shares Baby Monkey with you. That says a lot!

The past four months have gone by so fast and I feel like the first two months are a blur. At times I have to remind myself to just stop and enjoy the moment. If I forget, remind me. Okay?

Love you,


Other exciting things:
1. 1st trip to COSI

2. 1st Father's Day