Monday, September 3, 2007

2 months!! (and one day)

So Ethan was officially two months old yesterday. Here's a quick snapshot into Ethan's life.

He is waking up now around 6:30 or 7 am for his first bottle. He was up to 4.5 oz at every feeding but for some reason the last few days he has never taken more than 4 oz. If it is a weekday he then gets changed in to some day clothes (we have many to choose from). On weekends he still gets changed, just not at 7:30 in the morning. I'm still putting socks on his little feet because they tend to get cold in the AC, but his hands no longer have boxing gloves since I've become quite a pro at clipping his nails. I know that since I said that I'll have my first incident soon, but such is life. Usually after his 7 o clock bottle he'll go back to sleep until 9 or so, but then he is up until his next bottle.

This pattern continues through out the day: eat, be awake, sleep, repeat. His awake time consists of smiling at inanimate objects, kicking, and flailing his arms about. To go to sleep he likes to be held, swung in his swing, go for a ride in the car, or just given his paci and laid down. Whatever the place he likes to be sung to. His favorite songs are "I'm a little teapot", the marching song from "The Jungle Book" and the theme song to "Shanghai Nights". Don't ask me why I sing these, they just come to mind when he is fussy and he seems to like them. I also either don't know the lyrics or I make up my own. This can become interesting depending on the time of day and fussiness of the child. i.e. "I'm a little fuss pot, hear me cry. I am crying and I don't know why."

At around 7 pm or so we change him in to his PJ's. He'll usually have his last bottle between 7 and 9pm. Then at about 9 or 9:30 it's up to bed. He gets swaddled in his "Papoose-inator" and we lay him down in bed. We turn on a little fan in his room for white noise and he gets his paci. There is also a vanilla candle in his bed from Brookstone that I turn on for light and smell. I'm not sure how long it takes him to fall asleep but we seldom hear from him again until morning.

Well, I hope everyone enjoyed that little "A day in the life of Ethan Boudreaux". He really is a good baby who doesn't cry unless he is tired or hungry (or flails about and pokes himself in the eye as happened this morning).

I hope everyone has a good labor day holiday!! Ethan goes to the doctor on Wednesday so I'm sure I'll have another update then. I'll also post more pictures to flikr soon.

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