Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ethan's 2 Months Old!


I feel like it was just yesterday when I wrote your one month letter! You are constantly changing and growing. You are inbetween newborn and 0-3mo. clothing. The newborn is getting a little short and you swim in the 0-3mo. The best thing that happened this month is that you have started to smile. It seriously makes my heart melt when I see your cute little grin and nothing makes me happier than to know that you are happy.

You also have started to laugh as well although you mostly reserve this for daddy (he is pretty goofy!). You are gaining more head control and can even sit in the Bumbo seat every now and then. You are also becoming very alert - no more sleepy newborn days for you. Your favorite things to stare at are the two framed birds that your great-grandmother embroidered that hang in our bedroom.

We are starting to see a little bit of your personality as well now. I think you are going to be quiet, serious, and reflective. Sometimes you look like you are in deep thought and your eyebrows are usually posed in a worried expression. And even though you aren't really grasping toys yet, I do think you might be left handed...time will tell.

Your routine is still going pretty well. We have officially dropped the 2AM feeding and are working on dropping the 5AM feeding this week. I've bumped you up to 4oz each feeding (a couple of times you only get 3oz) and while I hope to keep you on breastmilk as long as possible, I'm afraid I might not be able to keep up with you! We are still having to get up a couple of times in the night...usually around 2:30 and 4:30 I'm pretty sure this is just your internal alarm, but we change your dirty diaper and you fall back to sleep pretty quickly.

You are still sleeping in your pack and play, but have been kicked out of mommy and daddy's bedroom. You are now sleeping in the living room, currently under the lights of your first Christmas tree. Maybe by next month you will be in your crib!

Our biggest accomplishment this month has been making it through the first holiday. You met pretty much every family member and did extremely well being totally off schedule and only napping for an hour on Thanksgiving. Everyone feel immediately in love and you were constantly in some one elses arms.

You gave mommy a run for her money just yesterday with a screaming fit that seemed to have no end. You wouldn't eat, take a paci, or swing. After exhausting every other option I stripped you down to your diaper and that seemed to do the trick. I think you might have developed a hatred for tags just like your mommy! That has been our worst day by far and even so - it really wasn't that bad.

Next month should be exciting - it will be your first Christmas! Can't wait. I already have a mini tree in your room which hopefully you will be sleeping in by then!

Love you!

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