Time to Eat

*Wow, this post was created at least a month ago...sorry for the delay!

At Ethan's four month check-up, Dr. Zarate told us we can start giving him rice cereal. Once a day, just so he can start practicing this new eating technique.

Well, my little monster has once again proven to me that he is just that, a monster. I usually only get about one good spoonful in his mouth. The majority of other bites consist of him grabbing the spoon and shoving it into his mouth, and then chewing on the spoon.

But we were able to take some good videos!

**Update, Ethan just had his first serving of Oatmeal last Sunday. He loved it! I have a feeling this boy is not going to turn down ANY food. Or at least I hope not!


All's Well That Ends Well

This has been a stressful week. Not only was Ethan's Auntie Rikki in the hospital, but Ethan was having some moments of hysteria at daycare. Sigh...

On Monday, Kristi from Acorn Oaks (daycare) called me because Ethan was crying (woke up that way) and had been for 45 minutes. And this isn't his normal "I'm going to complain and fight sleep" crying, this was blood curdling, I'm in misery crying. So not like him.

I, of course, sprinted out the door at work and was at the daycare in less than five minutes. He seemed to calm down a little once I got there, but he wouldn't look at me and seemed like he was uncomfortable. It definitely sounded like pain on the phone.

So I rushed him to the doctor, after an argument with the receptionist who told me I'd have to wait until after their lunch break (over an hour away). No way! If I have to wait I'll just take him to the hospital. I refuse to take a chance like that. It's like my coworker, Sandy, said "You have to be their advocate." The receptionist told me to go ahead and bring him in.

Once I got there, one of the nurses was making some snippy comments, "They couldn't wait until after our lunch break." I replied, "Hello! I can hear you." And had to bite my tongue.

We were told to go into Room 4, where a nurse was already waiting to help us. Then the (choice word) nurse came in and took his temp. She looked at me and said "It's 98 degrees. He doesn't have a fever." I was like, "I never said he had a fever." Then she tried to act like she was just relaying the information to the other nurse.

Ugh! What a jerk!?! He's only four months old, and you are going to act like that. Well, the doctor came in shortly after and said he scolded the nurse for her behavior. Good!

After examining Ethan, the doctor said it was nothing, maybe a night terror. Hmmm... I wasn't sold. And unfortunately, the next day the same thing happened, only he was awake and playing for a bit before it started. I went over there and he seemed to start feeling a little better.

I think it was a tummy ache or gas. Poor baby. Luckily, it didn't happen yesterday. Oh, and Rikki had her baby girl on Tuesday!

All's Well That Ends Well!

Here's Rikki and Maggie!


Happy Easter!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! We definitely did...


The 4 Month Check-Up

Yesterday, I took Ethan to his four month check-up. Dr. Shapiro was gone for Easter vacation, so we saw Dr. Zarate (pronounced like karate). She's actually the first pediatrician to have examined Ethan in the hospital.

We did the routine visit, first getting weighed and measured. His weight was a whopping 16 1/2 lbs, length was 26 1/2 inches, and head circumference was 17 1/2 inches. Ethan is still right around the 90th percentile! Yowza!

After that we met with Dr. Zarate who checked him over and said he's doing great. She suggested we start Ethan with rice cereal soon. I can't wait to see his face when he tries it - he just loves eating!

Ethan also had to get four vaccinations - three shots and one oral. Poor little guy, but he seemed to perk up pretty well for the rest of the day. I'm so glad that he's a happy baby!


Happy 4 Month Birthday, Ethan!

Ethan is 4 months old today! I can't barely believe it! He's really learned so much - he just amazes us everyday with something new.

This morning I woke up to the music from Ethan's Ocean Wonders Aquarium playing (by the way, it's the best thing ever). I grabbed the remote and turned it off. Next thing I know, it's back on again. So I turn it off again. It went on again, and I looked up to see Ethan's little foot on top of the button. That little smarty figured out how to turn it on and off!

Oh, and great news, Ethan decided to roll over again yesterday! Now he's trying to roll from his back to his belly. He gets about half way there...but that darn arm gets into the way. Keep trying baby boy!

My little busy body is spending most the day at daycare. Here's a video of him jumping around:



Biker Baby

Playing dress up is just way to much fun with a cutie patootie like Ethan...


Ethan has a Girlfriend!

Just a few days ago I was talking to Ethan about all of his friends at daycare. And I just happened to mention that there are some cute little girls in his class too; especially Madison, the pretty little blonde, who's closest to his age.

Well, when I went to pick him up today he was in the middle of a bottle, and laying right across from Madison. As I looked down to say hi to him, I noticed that he and Madison were playing footsie! They were rubbing their feet together and grabbing with their toes.

Some things were just made for video...