Well we had a small party for Ethan's birthday with some of the family. We have too much family between the 2 of us to have 1 party. Ya know, I guess I wouldn't call it a party, maybe a get together. Either way it went well. We kept it pretty low key. Like we always do. I'm glad everyone made it. Ethan didn't care much about the gifts. He got a couple of bows off of the gifts and was happy to just have those. He did like the tissue paper. Dylan played with the gifts first. Oh well. In time he will enjoy it. When it came to the cake, we don't do the whole "smash" thing. Just not my style. Anyway, Ryan held Ethan close to the cake for pictures and to show Ethan, and he immediately reached and grabbed a handful of icing. Red icing. That was fun. We managed to race and get him clean before he could stain his clothes or anything else. He was given a few bites of cake and ice cream too. The cold of the ice cream caused him to make a face with each bite. But he seemed to like it! It is nice to sit around and talk with everyone. That's what I enjoy most about us all being together.
At Ethan's check up he was 20 pounds, 11 ounces and was 31 inches tall. He was in the 20th or 30th percentile for his weight (I said "or" because I don't remember...sorry) and in the 70th percentile for height. He is staying with his "normal." He has always been like that. He had a good check up though. And as always, I really like his pediatrician. She is so laid back.
Ethan has been eating better lately as well. He is almost eating more than Dylan. Dylan is going through a phase right now where its a struggle to get him to eat. I dread meal times. Anyway, Ethan is enjoyable to watch through the day. He is developing more of his personality. He can also take a few steps by himself. He just doesn't seem to want to. I think right now he could walk, but really he doesn't seem to have that "want" to walk. Again, in time.
Ethan is 1...still doesn't seem like he should be. This time last year he was so small and new. We were all adjusting to life with him.