Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I changed the backround as you can see. Same blog, different look.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Its another rainy crappy day. I think it rains about every 3 days and for 2 days at a time. This has been such a wet year. Yuck. I'm tired of all the water.
Things are well. Ethan has been fighting his sleep during the day a lot now. He will nap for about 15 minutes in between feedings and that is it. On a rare day he will sleep decently. Days where he doesn't sleep well, the evenings are horrible. By that time he is so tired and cranky. I do my best to get him to nap, but he is a good fighter. I tend to dread the evenings. During the night he is still doing well for the most part.
We all went out to dinner last night. Ethan slept the whole time. It was so nice. Dylan was very well behaved, and I actually got to eat a whole meal without Ethan crying! Normally every meal, Ethan cries. So I end up scarfing down my food to tend to him. Or I will wait to eat and have a cold meal. So last night was great, and no dishes to do after!
Not much else right now. I have put up a couple of pictures of Ethan in his swaddle blanket. I have to tie him down in this thing every night so that he will sleep. If he isn't swaddled tightly, he wont sleep and his arms will fail around and keep him awake. So each night before we go to bed, I wrap him. He is my burrito baby.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Well I just put Ethan down for a nap in the crib. I thought I would give it a shot today. So when I noticed he was getting tired, I put him in there and turned on the crib soother and left. He has probably been there for about 20 minutes. He fell asleep shortly after the soother shut off. Ive been back there twice now to look at him. I have the baby monitor but still wanted to see him. I really don't know why but I feel so guilty for sticking him back there and leaving. I felt guilty about it when Dylan was a baby. I don't know why it bothers me so much, but it does. I wish I could just hold him all day and enjoy the baby stage. Its just not possible.
If he manages to stay asleep for a while, I'm sure he will get a better quality of sleep while he is back there. Not so much noise to wake him. At the same time, I don't want him to get used to the total quiet either. Id like him to continue to fall asleep with noise. Not sure how to handle that one. See, I'm so torn. So do I have him nap in the living room with us and noise, or do I put him down for naps alone? Ugh. I don't know. Really its killing me that he is back there all by himself. So yeah I don't know how long this crib thing will last for now. Maybe when he gets another month or 2 older I can get into that routine. We'll see I guess. Day by day.

Monday, March 22, 2010

We didn't do much over the weekend. Sunday we went up to Ryan's mom and dads and had Dylan color Easter eggs with one of his cousins. It went alright. I think he is still a little young though. He just didn't have much of an attention span. I think his favorite part was putting stickers on the eggs. Saturday we didn't do anything. It was a nice weekend though. Its always nice when Ryan is home on the weekends.
Today has been a long day already, and its not even 1! Ethan has been a grump all morning for some reason. The only time he is happy is when he is asleep or nursing. He slept very well last night so he should be in a good mood. He started fussing around 3:30. I just got up and gave him the pacifier, because I could tell he wasn't really awake. He stayed asleep until 6:30 when we got up for the day. Then I got Dylan up and took him to school. He is tired. He is a bit grumpy and doesn't seem to have much energy. He didn't get a nap yesterday, so I think he is still recovering from that. He should sleep well during his nap today. At least I hope he does.
Usually if Dylan sleeps during his naptime, Ethan is awake and fussing. It seems to be rare that both boys are sleeping at the same time during the day. So we shall see!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Looks like Ethan is feeling better today. He has been in a better mood so far today. He just fell asleep for a little nap. Last night was night 2 of not so good sleep. Im not sure why he is going back into that pattern but for the last 2 nights, its not been too quiet. *sigh* Oh well. Anyway, just a short update!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My sweet little baby. He had his 2 month check up today. I cant believe he is 2 months old already. Well, he will be tomorrow. Its just not fair that he is growing so fast. He was 11 pounds, 13 ounces. 24 inches tall with a head circumference of 41 cm. He has grown 4 inches since birth! Wow! No wonder he grew out of newborn outfits so early. He got his scheduled vaccines. He cried for a little bit. Not too bad, but I nursed him right away, so that helped him to calm down. You can tell that his little legs hurt him right now. He has been cranky and tired since we got home this morning. All he needs is a dose of lovin and he will be good to go.
2 months old already. Wow. My baby wont be a baby for long...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Things are well here. Ethan has his 2 month checkup tomorrow, so that will be fun....The poor thing will be getting shots so...great...
Last night we all went out to eat. This was the first time that we've taken Ethan out to a restaurant. He did good. He just looked around most of the time. He was kind of sleepy. In the car on the way there and back he cried off and on. He isn't a fan of being in the car at all. Even just going to take Dylan to school on Mondays he cries. He doesn't cry the whole time, but enough. So car rides can be rough with him.
Now, I'm trying NOT to jinx myself, so *knock on wood* but I think Ethan maybe getting to be a good sleeper now. He usually just wakes one time each night, and its usually around 5 am! Love that! I cant believe that he is doing to well at just 2 months old (almost). After he nurses at 5, he usually goes right back to sleep. We then get up when Dylan wakes up. So mommy is getting a little more sleep now! I'm still not ready to move him to the crib in his room yet though. Even with a baby monitor. Just cant do it yet.
So we will see how his appointment goes tomorrow. Hopefully he wont cry too long after the shots.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I have pictures!!! This morning I put Ethan on the floor to entertain him. Dylan decided to lay with him and read to him. It was so cute. After Dylan decided he didn't want his picture taken anymore, I took a few more of Ethan while he was still in a good mood. Enjoy!

"There's no other love like the love for a brother.
There's no other love like the love from a brother."
-Astrid Alauda

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I think everyone is feeling better now. That's about the only change over here. I am so glad the weather is getting warmer. Looks like it will be at least 50 each day for a while now. Both boys are doing well. Dylan has been acting pretty decently here lately. I'm thankful for that. Dylan got to play outside when he was at school on Monday. When I got there to pick him up, I asked him if he was ready to go and he told me no. After a little convincing I got him to go quietly. He just enjoyed being outside. They have concrete they can play on. Our ground is so wet, there is water laying everywhere here. And we are supposed to get more rain in the next couple of days. I would love to take the boys outside, but it hasn't been right yet for me to get both out.
I am dreading this time change that is coming on the weekend. I'd much rather 'fall back'. I don't think it will affect Ethan at all, but Dylan and I will feel it. Probably more me though. I can't believe that it is already time to do this. It seems like the year is moving by so quickly. Ethan will be a year old before I know it, and even sooner, Dylan will be 4! I just can't believe that.

I don't have any new pictures to put on here, so I thought that I would put up one of Ethan and one of Dylan. In the pictures, the boys are about the same age, give or take a week or two. I think they look so different! Also, Dylan is wearing a newborn sleeper. Ethan only wore them for about a week or 2!
Here is Dylan back in 06, around one month old

Here is Ethan at around one month old

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Ugh. Sickness. Dylan had a runny/sneezy nose the other day. He gets the occasional sneeze now, but it really only lasted 2 days. Yesterday Ryan complained about not feeling well and Ethan also acted like he was sick. Ethan has a post nasal drip going on. Its all running down the back of his throat so it causes him to gag and kind of choke a little. Each time he sneezes I get that blue nose sucker out and get what I can out of there. Hopefully it wont last long. But he slept amazing last night. I fed him at 9, we all went to bed shortly after. He didn't wake to nurse until 5! I had to get up in the middle of the night to pump though. Id wake quite a bit when he would gag, so I kept getting letdowns over and over again.
After he nursed at 5 he didn't start to wake again until 7:30. So that's when we got up for the day. Shockingly Ethan was all smiles this morning. Its just the sweetest thing in the world to get baby smile. And bless his sweet heart, he did his best to talk to me, but would choke/gag each time. Poor little sweetie.
But Dylan seems to be better for the most part so hopefully it wont last long with the other 2. And 'knock on wood' but I haven't shown any symptoms.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Not much going on here. The weather seems to be finally turning nice. That helps the mood so much. This is day 2 of full sunshine and it is wonderful. If only it were warm enough for Ethan to be outside for a while so that I could get Dylan out. Oh well, not much longer I hope. I am going stir crazy. Before Ethan, Dylan and I would just go somewhere when I'd get a little stir crazy. Now, I'm a little nervous to do that. Its all a little bit different with 2. I know I cant avoid it forever, but I guess I'm not ready to do it yet. So yeah I am going stir crazy.
Dylan is doing well. He has been a little rough lately, but I think part of it is boredom. He is still a big help at times with Ethan. It makes it nice that he is so independent. That alone is a huge help. I don't know if I could manage if he were only a year or so old and we had Ethan. I'm not all that good at multitasking and I can get a bit stressed.
Ethan's sleep is so all over the place these days. One night he will do excellent and sleep soundly in between his 2 feedings. Other nights (most nights) he will grunt and kind of fuss in between feedings. When he does that, I usually lay there awake listening to him. I can't sleep when he is fussing, its just not possible.
Now that he is getting a little older he smiles so much more. He also is talking more and more each day. By talking I mean he is cooing. But I can sit and talk to him and he will now talk back. When he does it, he gets his legs going. It looks like he is running when he does it. He gets all worked up and excited. Sometimes when he is talking, he will suck the air in to talk. When he takes a really big breath in, he will give himself the hiccups! He seems to enjoy talking, but when he gets overly excited, those darn hiccups ruin it!
Its hard to believe that in just a couple of weeks Ethan will be 2 months old. Wow. And we are getting closer and closer to Dylan's 4th birthday!! Holy cow!
No pictures, sorry.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

We have had a couple of long nights here. Ethan has been sleeping horribly. Not sure what is going on with him. The only way I got him to sleep was to lay down on the couch and place him belly down in my chest. He was out like a light. I tried everything else before that. I try to keep him awake during the day, but if you wake him and its not time for him to eat, then he is a huge grump. He does not like to be woken up if he isn't going to eat. When he does wake up I do my best to entertain him and keep him awake, but it never lasts long. He either falls asleep or once again, gets very very grumpy. He will just scream and cry and fuss till he falls asleep. So yeah I have a grumpy baby. I'm not exactly sure how to change that right now. I know when he gets a little older he can be entertained a little better.
Dylan went to his school yesterday. They said he was good, so this time he didn't get in trouble, yay! This morning when he got up he cried because he couldn't go to school today! I think I cried a little too. If it weren't for the money, then Id send him more, because right there is proof that he loves it.
I had my check up yesterday. Everything is fine. I'm all better.
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