Thursday, January 28, 2010

Big Foot

Ethan has "found his feet." He outgrew his newborn socks before he was born. But, they still worked. I finally bought some new socks that are size 6-12 month. They fit perfectly. And I highly recommend the Hanes socks that have the size written on the bottom made of the grippy stuff. I bought them at Target. Having a hyper and spastic child, he hasn't managed to kick these off, yet!

Sorry there is no video of him... I have to ask Jordan how to do that.

He will be 3 months next week. And he will forever be a Rapid City Rush Hockey fan!!!

What are these monstrous things?

Too interested in the camera to smile

Monday, January 25, 2010

Back at Work...

Last week was my first week back at work. And it surely was not easy, but I survived. Like they say, it's usually harder on mom than it is the child. But I still missed Ethan dearly and I would much rather stay at home and take care of him than work. But, work is calling me back. When we have more kids, I hope to be only part-time instead of full-time.

I managed to get a few flights under my belt and all went well. I'll start some of my clinical rotations this week. The Same Day Surgery Center is my first stop to place breathing tubes (a.k.a intubations) in people. My other clinicals include: adult intensive care, emergency dept, neonatal intensive care, labor and delivery, pediatrics, pediatric intensive care, and a day riding along with Rapid City paramedics. Plus, I have 9 more flights (minimum) to complete before I'm let loose. Oh, and don't forget the ton of other skills test stuff that need to be complete.

Jordan's highlight of the week was his first indoor enduro! Yes, he survived. And he did pretty good. He was so worried about not crashing on the course that he kind of forgot to race...LOL! But, I was a nervous wreck watching him! I'll include the link to the video.

And we can't forget about Ethan! He can roll from his belly to his back!!! GOOO Ethan! He is getting so big. Soon, he'll be reading "War and Peace." Don't forget that he'll be able to change his own diaper soon, too! He has also become a master of drooling and sucking on his hands. Yes, we have video of him, too. I don't think we've downloaded it onto the computer. We will include that with the next post.

8 Weeks Old

9 Weeks Old

11 Weeks Old

Friday, January 8, 2010

Ethan's 2 Month Appointment

Ethan is getting sooo big! Everything went well except for the shots. I didn't cry but came close. Poor Ethan did and I felt so bad for him. I just wanted to hug him and hold him and rock him. He got special attention for the next 24 hours.

Anywho, he is growing like a weed. He is 11 lbs, 6 oz (50%), 22.5 inches long (40%), and his little head is in the 25th percentile. When he was born, he was in the 25th percentile across the board. Woohoo! That's our boy! And since we switched to straight formula, his colic almost completely disappeared within 24 hours! So I don't think he was tolerating breast milk very well. I wish I would have done that a month ago. Plus, he inhales his formula most of the time.

Otherwise, we continue on with day-to-day activities. We sing, play, and read. Sometimes, we watch television. By the way, Ethan likes to watch football. He is getting much better at napping. Sleeping at nights is starting to improve, though he still wakes up 2x every night. Hey, at least it's not 3-4 like it use to be.

We love our little E-Man!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2010??? Happy New Year!

Happy 2010!

2009 was full of action. The pendulum had swung both ways. The top of the list includes Ethan's arrival into the world and Jordan's father, Larry, passing away. When you deal with a death and a birth, the rest seems quite miniscule. Though I don't know how much can beat the birth of a child, here's to an even better year ahead!

Here are some pictures for you from Christmas and New Years.

Ethan has his 8 week appointment tomorrow (even though he's already almost 9 weeks old), so I'll update you of his progress after that!


Funny face


Smiles that melt the heart

Feeding the little man

Happy New Year!

Father-son time