Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Of course, Ethan spent most of his time at the train table, but who can blame him. There was a big play structure with some wavy slides, an arts and crafts center, a play restaurant, dress up clothes, and Brian's favorite- Dance Dance Revolution video game. Our afternoon was nice as well. Ethan and Brian went to Todd's to play a little guitar hero while Lucas and I took in the quiet. Ethan had a great time there and came back incredibly wired. I love this picture of him riding his "cycle" in his pull-ups. He really is cute!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Lucas had a good day and night. He has some serious gas, but we're getting better at dealing with it and recognizing it. He really is a cooperative baby!
We're headed to Target for some essentials and then off to a new indoor playground called Rafiki. It looks like a lot of fun and even has a deli and coffee bar! We'll bring the camera!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Ethan continues to use the potty pretty regularly! Very exciting! I'm off to take a shower and eat some breakfast. Hopefully just a calm day around the house and maybe I'll actually get to Target today!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Yesterday was fine, but I think I'm getting to that point where I'm just tired. The excitement has worn off and I'm just feeling exhausted. I'm going to try and get some exercise and see if that helps. I did do a little on the Wii yesterday, but it's a lot more fun to do it with Ethan, so I might wait until he gets home today. I do plan on going to Target, so that'll be a little walking- hopefully that will help.
Overall, nothing exciting to report. Lucas decided to wake up at 5:45 this morning, frustrating us both- but mostly Brian because he got up with him. I don't know what Lucas' deal was, but he eventually fell back asleep. It's always a mystery with babies!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
We had a good day yesterday and a lot of fun yesterday evening. Here's a video of Ethan showing off his skills on his "cycle".
Today should be a calm day, no real plans. My only goal is to do some time with the Wii Fit. I haven't done it since 8/29. Wish me luck!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
McQueen - the main character on Cars is Lightning McQueen, so when Ethan sees the lightning, he says "McQueen"
Ka-Chow- This is what McQueen always says when he's posing for pictures...
Tumner - Thunder
That should help you with the video- very cute!
Yesterday was great- I took Lucas to visit my 27 5th graders and it was great, except that as soon as I got to the school, he dirtied his diaper. So with 5 minutes till I was due to be in class, I layed him out on a table and changed the diaper. Halfway through, he went again. By this time I was down to 3 wipes. I finished changing him, muttering under my breath, and started down the hall. Then he went again. I went in the bathroom and changed him again- with only 1 wipe. It was disgusting. Each and every time he went enough to completely fill a diaper. This child knows how to clean out his system! He saves it up all day and then, Ka-Bam! Fabulous!
We're off to breakfast and then it should be a fairly relaxing day, though Brian has a meeting with his website guys - so I'll have both boys for a few hours - wish me luck! And of course, this afternoon is FOOTBALL! The boys are excited!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
So here's hoping we have a calm rest of the day and evening. I will try to ignore the guilt of my baby being hungry the last 2 weeks and the guilt of failing at breastfeeding and move on. I'm sure I'll feel better when we have a happy, chubby baby!
Angie and Lois are about to drive off, Brian and Ethan are off to work (that's what we call daycare for Ethan), and Lucas and I are off to the chiropractor and then in for a weight check at the doc's. Let's all hope for a fatty baby! I'll let you know how it goes. We're sure going to miss the extra help around here!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Ethan was "without diaper" for another 3 hours last night and no accidents! He told us every time he needed to go- what a big boy! He was really fun last night, counting and coloring, singing, dancing, and being silly.
Angie got in late last night with her kitty and dog- Kenya and Rocky made fast friends this morning! We're looking forward to a good day of cuddling and relaxing. It's going to be sad to say goodbye tomorrow!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
This morning we have church and then who knows. Lots more relaxing, we hope. Angie (Brian's sister) should be driving in to meet us tonight. We're excited!
Ethan is back to no diaper as he has a horrible diaper rash. It's impressive, he has yet to have an accident. Thank goodness for daycare- they taught him well!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Ethan had a great time with Grammy last night and has been an absolute toad this morning. Grr! We're off to grocery shop- I'll put pictures up later.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Brian's mom is here and Ethan was so excited to go through the baby's room and point out everything that was his. His diapers, his kitchen, his eat (high chair), etc. Marking his territory?
I'm back on dairy, but still abstaining from caffeine. The Zantac is working well for the munchkin. Not that it solves his fussy problems, but the reflux is almost non-existent.
Let's all hope today is a little better.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Lucas is, I think, going through a growth spurt. Yesterday he wanted to nurse all morning and all evening. I did get a break in the afternoon and night time. Both of those times were great. The evening really wasn't that bad until about 8-930, I got tired then. The Zantac seems to be working really well on the reflux- good news!
Today is another restful day and Brian's mom flies in at 11:45 tonight- Brian will be picking her up. We're very excited to see "Grammy"!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Ethan would like you to know that he can bounce like Tigger! And, that he is a big boy with cool new shoes. Hopefully later today I can add some pictures.
I fully plan on watching 10 episodes of NCIS today. I am completely addicted! Our only errand today is to pick up Ethan after daycare, so I'm looking forward to doing nothing!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
P.S.- Ethan had a pretty great afternoon/evening yesterday. He was a huge help while we were here alone- good news!
Monday, September 8, 2008
We had great fun at church, but Ethan was a terror last night! Between that and an upset baby- rough night. Today is my first day solo, so I'm hoping it will get better!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Ethan had a great evening. We took him to go rent a movie and he got the stupidest Garfield movie and loves it! I'm sure we'll watch it a couple more times. He just woke up once last night- but was easily calmed.
We're off to go eat breakfast somewhere that they serve pancakes. It's a celebration of a week done!
PS - the monster is eating really well (except during his fussing) - he ate 12 times yesterday! Sheesh, no wonder I'm dropping weight!
Friday, September 5, 2008
Speaking of Ethan- still really grumpy, but he's doing better. We're having to get on him about whining and he's going to bed really early, so we'll see if all that helps. He was sure to give Lucas a kiss on his way out this morning- at his insistence, not ours!
I weighed Lucas this morning and it said 8 pounds (with onesie and diaper on), so that shows some gain! Actually that's a whole pound from yesterday, so I'm sure it's not overly accurate, but at least it's showing an upward trend! And my weight is going down, down, down. I'm down 14 of the 35 pounds- very exciting! I think I might try some Wii Yoga today- just the gentle ones to stretch out my weary body. Today should be a nice quiet day!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Ethan continues to be exhausted. I took him to McDonalds last night and he almost fell asleep in his french fries. Poor guy! He seemed in a great mood this morning, probably because the baby was asleep- he likes him that way! Luckily Lucas has been sleeping a lot in the evenings during our time with Ethan, so we've gotten to do a lot of playing. Now we just need to get the kiddo some energy! We'll get there, right? It does get better, right? I'll get back on later to add some photos- but for now I need to go and get the monster- he apparently has kicked off all of his blankets. Pray for a good day for us and for Lucas to be fattening up with every sip!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Yesterday was a great day! Uma and Upa took over watching Ethan early yesterday morning so Brian could come to the hospital and help Lucas and I get checked out. We'd been so lucky to have been visited by Michelle and Benji, Vanderpool, and Summer, Brandon, and Payton. It was fun to show off our little sleeper and definitely broke up the monotony of the boring weekend TV. We were discharged around 10:30 and came home to a beautiful sign on the door and a very curious big brother. Ethan checked on him lots and patted his little head. Lucas just slept and slept and slept.
My parents pampered us, Jess and Todd came to see the little man, and Ethan turned into a bit of a green-eyed monster. We're all trying to make him feel special, but he can apparently see through the manipulation. He spent the latter part of the evening curled up in the baby's swing with his blankie repeating the word "mine" quietly. He will adjust, I know, but my goodness! Right now he's trying to make as much noise as humanly possible while Lucas is sleeping.
Today we plan to rest and relax. We're taking a non-labor day and just playing and sleeping. We'll be around for anyone that wants to call- we just won't answer if we're sleeping or busy. Happy Day!