Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Friday, April 18, 2008

A smorgasbord

Just some various tidbits.

He's seven weeks old now. I'm still off of dairy. Sad, sad, sad. He smiles a lot now! We haven't gotten it on camera yet. He sleeps 5 1/2 hours- 6 1/2 hours in a row at night. I think that is a blessing from the Lord because He knows I am seriously dysfunctional without sleep.

His first time at the zoo. 3 weeks old. Look how much he enjoyed it!

Holding his head up

Poor guy's losing his hair. But not on the sides. A little friar tuck. He's so pious!

And on a non-Ethan related note, how does this happen?
5 socks and not a single match.

A new hair color. Ross did a good job!

Why I love summer. Or at least when it's summer
in California. I think the only thing that would make this bowl
of cereal better is REAL milk.

Back to Ethan.

He always sleeps with his little bum in the air.
He has the hardest time falling to sleep in any position other than on his stomach.
So usually I wait until he's asleep and then turn him on his side or back.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Life Update

Okay, so maybe I was a little premature in saying that I can lead a normal life now. I think I meant to say that I can lead a normal life when I have family around to help me. How on earth does anybody get anything done? The littlest things take me FOREVER to get done! And you can forget the big things like scrubbing the shower, and cleaning out the fridge, and scouring the oven. I actually broke down and asked my mom to watch him for a couple of hours while I tried to catch up on some of those things.

So he's doing really well. We had a rough week or so when he was really colicky. Lonna, (if you read this) I don't know how you do it! It's tough to have a baby cry for hours in a row! We went to the pediatrician to see if he had any advice and he told me to try going off dairy completely for 3 days. Well I did, and it was like night and day. No more inconsolable crying spells. It's wonderful. On the other hand- do you know HOW MANY THINGS HAVE DAIRY in them? Pretty much everything. I had to say goodbye to my three bowls of cereal a day, and to all of the cheesy snacks I usually have, and to every good dessert that's worth having. I feel so sorry for lactose intolerant people. I don't know how they survive. The doctor said I should be able to re-introduce dairy slowly into my diet, but I'm not sure when to start. I tried a little sour cream the other night- but he had a hard time with that.

He's in the 80th percentile for height and weight. He had gained two pounds by his third week. I'm glad about that- because it's really hard to know how much he's getting to eat. But apparently he's eating pretty well.

I also have a lot of pictures. My dad took some of him, and some of me with him, and then I have a couple I took also.

I'm still enjoying being a mom. I love his little smile. Even if it just means gas!