Sunday, October 12, 2014

Watch Ethan Grow Part 2!

Here is part 2 of  the Watch Ethan Grow posts!

3 months

Here he is at 3 months old!
He weighed 15 lbs and was 24 inches long!
He moved into size 3 diapers!

With Aunt Marion!

He went to Walmart for his first time!

One of the times when Ethan and I were waiting in the car, I took him out of his car-seat and put him up front with me in his Bumbo! He looks so cute!

He met cousin, Tara for the first time!

Sleeping in his swing!

Ayla and Ethan!

He started to bounce on his own!

He went to the zoo for his first time!
He loved being worn and loved being outside! It really helped with the colic!

He started laughing!

All the kiddos sleeping! I had to hurry and get up to take a picture!
He actually rolled over by himself on the couch on June 27th and in his crib on the 28th!

Aka Superman!

He is flying!

This was the first time I had put him in this onesie! Marion and I were cracking up at it because it was so cute!

I love his chubby legs!

He is so cute!
I got this onesie from his shower! It says "Hero in Training!"

Ayla with him on the couch!

Another one of him and Ayla!

 Here he is with his Daddy!
I love that he is holding the giraffe! He really started to get good at holding things that month!
He also started to put his pacifier back in his mouth, when it falls out!

Close up!

I felt this was so precious! 
Ashlyn was touching his face and he was loving it!

One of all the kids!
Notice, Ethan still looking at Ashlyn? He loves his sisters! They make him so happy!

Ayla loves to hold him!

And cuddle with him!

4 months

He turned 4 months on the 4th of July! It was his first 4th!
He was 16 lbs and 25 inches long!
He moved into size 4 diapers!
It made me laugh because he moved up a size of diapers every time he turned a month!

Ayla put the bunny ears on him!

A cute one with Ayla!
I put him on the floor a lot in hopes he will start to roll over and he did, on July 9th!

A close up of his bunny ears!

He went to Lagoon for his first time!

He met my cousin, Steph and Aunt Pam for the first time!

Grandma got him his Sophie!
He was starting to teeth and this is one of the best teething toys out there! It is a little more than you probably want to spend on a chew toy but it is so worth it! If my Mom wouldn't have bought it for him, I would have, knowing now how awesome it is! It was made in Paris and it is made out of a special rubber that is good for chewing. It squeaks and they made it a giraffe because it is a good shape for babies to hold onto. They named her Sophie and she looks the same as the very first one they made back in 1961! Ethan and I both love her!

We all love Ethan so much!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Watch Ethan Grow Part 1!

Life has been crazy busy with 3 kids! It has been hard to adjust! I have a ton to catch up on! First, I am going to start with Ethan and how he has grown, so the next 3 posts including this one will be about that!

Here he is at 1 month with his sister, Ashlyn!
He weighed 12 lbs and was 22 1/2 inches long!
He also moved into size 1 diapers!

He loved his swing!

He had his first bottle of pumped milk! 
Ayla fed it to him and Ashlyn helped!

I love how she is looking at him in this picture!

Ayla was the first to feed Ashlyn her first bottle and so we had her feed Ethan his first bottle!

He met his Aunt Krista for his first time!
She was sick when he was born.

So cute!
My two guys!

He had visitors!
This is Sadie and her cute little one, Anabell with him!

Here is her other kiddo, Evy! She really wanted to hold him!

Here he is with his Grandma!
She of course is holding his head but he did start to hold his head up on his own!

He also started cooing!

He went in his walker for the first time!
He started to be more aware of things and started grabbing things!

He started smiling!
 But he didn't smile much! He started to become colic at 3 weeks of age!!! He cried a lot and I mean a lot!!!!!! This is the main reason I have been so busy! I couldn't get a thing done!

He had his first 2 holidays, St. Patrick's Day and Easter while he was 1 month!

2 months!

Here he is at 2 months!
He weighed 14.9 lbs and was 23 inches long!
He moved into size 2 diapers!
I love the picture above of my 3 kids! Ethan really started to discover his sisters and loved being around them!

Here he is at sleeping, such a cutie!

Here is a good picture of what I was going through for a long time with him! This is what he was doing for most of the time! It was all day long too! Poor guy! 
I don't wish colic upon anyone! It has been such a hard thing to go through! I think the worse part is you know your kid is in pain and you can't sooth them! It breaks your heart, especially as a mother! We tired everything! I even cut out things in my diet but it didn't help!

Here is Kurt trying to sooth him!

So sweet!

Notice the ear plugs? Ya, this was the only way Kurt could hold him up close like this because Ethan was screaming!

He would take small naps in his swing!

Such a cutie!

Poor guy he is cute in this picture but looks sad!
Baths always calmed him down but not for long! He still loves baths! I think it is one of his favorite things!

My Dad let me get a jumper for him with his safety points from work!

Here's his cute legs and feet!
I started calling him Rhino because his was getting so big so quick and his legs looked like a Rhino's! It has become one of his nick names! We also call him E-man and I call him E!

He became more and more aware of his surroundings!
He discovered his hands on May 13th!
He also started to hold onto my shirt while nursing! It was so sweet!

I got him this co-sleeper!
He actually rolled over on his side at 2 months!

I loved how Ethan and Ashlyn are sleeping together!

He started to love to go on walks! It helped with the colic!

Me and Ethan!
He laughed for his first time on May 30th!
Also he had his first Mother's Day that month!

I got him a Bumbo!
I was trying anything to help the colic! I got it because I couldn't hold him all the time! It didn't really help with the colic but it has been a life saver in other ways! I am glad I got it! I wish I would have had it with my first 2!

Ayla and Ethan!

He looks so cute in it!

And one last picture of my 3 kiddos! They all love each other so much! I love it!!!

We all have loved having Ethan in our home!