Wednesday, November 16, 2011

And we Have a TOOTH!

So, on Monday morning, Ethan was his usual drooling, chewing self, and when he managed to get my finger into his mouth I felt something very sharp.
Upon some investigation we can see that he has his first little tooth cutting through the gums.

What an exciting time. The only real change to his days were that he was a bit more tired then usual for the 2 days before. We had no major crankiness, or outbreaks, no fever and no diarrhea!

I am not too sure how long it takes for the tooth to fully erupt, but I am sure that it wont take too long!

He is getting so big, its crazy! I still can't believe we are already at the point of a first tooth. Time is going way to quickly!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy 5 Months Little Man

Wow! 5 Months already. It is hard to believe this much time has gone by already, but yet it feels as though he has been here for so much longer. Ethan has become such a part of our lives that it is hard to remember what life was like before him. Other then the freedom to go to a movie that is pretty much the only thing that I have found different about our lives. Ethan has gone everywhere with us, and he is so adaptable to go where ever it is great.

We just bought his new car seat today as well as he has almost outgrown his infant seat. He is getting so big and is so aware of things that are going on.

Since learning how to sit last month, he no longer enjoys tummy time or laying on his back. He just wants to be sitting or standing all the time. He is learning how to stand while holding onto things now as well, and does manage to stand for a good amount of time. He has also actually tried to turn and grab onto another item and pull himself over a couple times as well. I wonder if we will have a walker at Christams time? If not by then, I am sure it will be soon after. I have a feeling as well that he may just skip right over the crawling stage and go straight to walking. Soon we will have to start thinking about babyproffing the house. What a task that is going to be!

Today, we celebrate his 5 months with a Date night for mommy and daddy :) My dad has picked Ethan up this afternoon to take him back to their place for the night. We will be free of baby for almost 24 hours. WOW! What are we going to do? It already feels so strange to not have him here at the house with us. Last time we were baby free for a night we were in Niagara so it was a much different feeling. I wonder how well I will be able to sleep tonight and if I will 'hear the baby crying' while I am trying to sleep?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Oh the Many Flavours of Food

So trying to think of all the things we have tried so far, and it is quite shocking how many items there are.

We have tried:

Rice Cereal
Wheat Cereal
Wheat Oat and Rice Cereal
Mixed Fruit

Sweet Potato
White Potato

Apple Sauce w/ Cinnamom and Nutmeg
Butternut Squash
Acorn Squash
Farleys Biscuits
Chicken Pot Pie
Rice Pudding
Mango Pudding
Ice Cream

And this week we will try:

So far the only things he hasn't been to fond of are the peas and carrots alone, and the broccoli, but once mixed with other things we can easily get him to eat them!! My boy loves to eat.

We also just graduated from the 1 oz (40 ml) food cubes to the 70 ml food cubes as he was eating 5-7 cubes each meal!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

eeewwww .... Broccoli

So, we finally found a food that Ethan doesn't really like too much.


Made some up for him yesterday and tried it alone, with very little success. So, I tried adding in some cauliflower which he really enjoyed, and that also didn't succeed. I tried to give him the 2 again about 2 hours later and he still refused it. So, we put it away for the night!

So, tonight we tried it again with Broccoli, cauliflower and pumpkin and that was a no go! So, since I had some papaya out for his desert I added that into the mixture and he Finally ate it up!

So, if that is what it takes to get him to eat the Broccoli, then I guess that is what we will do :D

The True Discovery of his Toes

So over the last week or so Ethan has been noticing his toes and starting to try and put them into his mouth. It has been pretty funny to watch and to hear him as he tried to accomplish this mission.

On Friday we were at the mall with our mommy group and Ethan had socks and slippers on and he was being Very Vocal. He was talking really loud while looking at his feet. I couldn't figure out what he was saying or why he was being so loud and I finally decided to take his socks and slippers off, which resulted in him being very quiet. It was quite funny!

Then on the weekend he figured out just how to grab his feet and get his toes into his mouth. He even had both toes in his mouth at one point, which is quite funny!

Now that he has figured it out it had become quite the show when he has socks on, when he is in the bath, or even when he sees our toes. He 'yells' at them until they are in his mouth! What a funny guy!