Thursday, April 30, 2009

Who needs to crawl???

Check out what we stumbled across tonight! We are so excited! (as you will be able to tell by my squeal) I don't know what happened, but we were just playing on the floor and Ethan wanted to go over to his dada who was eating dinner. I guess I just stood him up and let go. When I did, he just took off! The video is of the last time we tried. The best video is on our other camera. But here is a sneak peak!!! Oh, please excuse the mess in the background....
video

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Growing, growing, growing....

We sure are growing up fast. Ethan's 7th, yes 7th, tooth is coming in. He has four on the bottom and his two front upper teeth. The newest tooth is his upper right one, right next to the front one. It just started to cut, so the tip is out. He is handling it like a champ. No rash, fever, tons of drooling and a little bit of fussiness. Nothing we can't handle though!
He is pulling up on everything! These days when I go pick him up in the mornings, he is standing at the end of the crib, holding onto the rail and jumping up and down. Most of the time he is whining for me to GET HIM OUT and as soon as I pick him up he starts talking and smiling. Its so funny!
He is getting good at walking. We are holding just one hand now while he walks. Its hard for him to catch his balance at times, but he is improving day by day. He can walk from side to side while holding on to something. I think they call that cruising the furniture?!
I think I start to plan what to do for his birthday. What do you think? Can you believe that he turns one year old in less than two months. HOLY COW!!!!

Aunt Polly and Uncle B playing with Ethan :D

Monday, April 20, 2009

Oranges

I just think that this is so funny...

Tonight we went to go eat at a friends restaurant. Since Ethan is basically on all table foods, he got a little bit of creamed corn, green beans, crackers, and sweet potatoes. I thought he would be somewhat full, so when I got home I wanted to fill the rest of his little belly with some fruit. I had a can of mandarin oranges. Yall have heard me say how much he likes those things. Prime example was tonight. I couldn't keep those suckers on his tray. As soon as I would put them down he would grab one slice and suck it into his mouth, eat, swallow, repeat. It probably took about 7-10 minutes for the ENTIRE can. He ate all of it! What a hefty eater!!!!

I just thought it was so funny he ate the entire can so fast....hehe.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Words of Wisdom...

No, not really...but I did want to tell you what words we are using:
Mama-not really knowing that I am mama, but says it when he is pitching a fit/crying or on his tummy.
bye bye/hello-not really saying it, but he has started to wave bye bye and hello
doggie-LOVES the dogs, he will make a bee line to the window to watch the dogs. He'll point and say "Duh" then beat on the window
Last, but not least....Dada-and yes, he now knows who dada is, loves him dearly, and when you say "wheres dada?" He'll look around for nick.
Oh, he also can give me and Nick kisses. Well, not really kisses but open mouth slobbers on the cheek. He'll do it about three times and laughs after each one.
OH, and we are now almost all on table foods. He loves chewing and continues to spit out baby foods, except cereal for some reason. He ate a whole can of Mandarin oranges the other day. Loves those, bananas, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, sweet peas, and green beans. I'm sure there are more, but I can't remember right now. :)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Last week was a crazy! We started out with a well-baby check up on Monday. It was actually a well baby/sick baby check up little did the MD know. Nick and Ethan had been sick for the week prior so when Ethan and I walked into the MD office, Ethan let out a huge juicy cough. Poor baby had been coughing so bad his face was turning a nice shade of red. So, during the well baby check up the MD also gave us a script for the cough/cold but told us to hold off on filling it to see where the cold goes. The good part is that Ethan is still way big for his age. (Ya don't say) He was actually 9 months and about 2 weeks. He weighed 26 lbs and 14 oz and he was 31 1/2 inches long. This put him in the 99% for everything. What a big boy! He also had his anemia test, Ethan is not anemic, and his last hep B shot. We're good to go now! The cough comes and go still, but he seems to be feeling better.

Then, later on in the week Nick's illness got worse. He was having coughing fits which woke him and me up and I am sure he was running a fever at some point. He sounded terrible and felt terrible. So he went to the MD and Yep, he had walking pneumonia. It was bad! Immediately he got on his meds and took it easy and I called Ethan's MD. I told her RN what nick was diagnosed with they put Ethan on a much stronger med. Thankfully he only gets it once a day. Me, now that's another story. I don't feel good now, but I am thinking its the weather, no infection or anything.

Well, on a brighter note, Ethan loves to walk. He loves to hold onto your fingers and just walk around. He loves to be upright! He'll just walk in circles if you let him. We are trying to teach him his balance right now and that's a slow process. He's so funny...if he falls on his bottom or something he just look at us. If we react immediately he gets upset and starts to cry, but if we just look him and tell him its okay, he's like "okay, I'm cool, now pick me back up and lets go again". We have also seen Ethan starting to crawl!!! Yep, crawl! At this point, its more of an army crawl, just shuffling forward. He'll put his hands in front of him and pull himself forward. He is also pulling up on things. We spent some time yesterday working on pulling up and crawling. This is also funny b/c if he gets mad or something he'll scream and pout then look at us to see if we seem him pitching a fit (which we do) and if we aren't doing anything about it, he'll start playing with something else and forget all about it. He's so funny! Its really neat to watch him!

Ethan and Nana looking at pics


Ethan riding in his wagon that Big Ron bought for him after dinner. Walter and Tiger are enjoying the ride. :)
We bought Ethan this car for his one year old (holy cow) birthday. We got anxious and went ahead broke it out. Good thing we did b/c if we waited any longer he wouldn't fit into it!
Ethan watching me through his playpin wall. It was so funny b/c I turned around to look at him through the top and he wasn't there. I looked down and his face was plastered up against the side.

video This was Ethan almost two weeks ago. You should see him now. Totally different! He is scootin more and pushing up on his hands and toes (who needs knees ;) ) as if he is doing push ups. He is developing so fast!