Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Baby Ethan: Week 3


Hello Week 3!  

Thanks for all the great feedback on Ethan's birth story.  I'm still amazed that he arrived less than a month ago...but so happy he's a healthy baby!  Here's his update:
  


Weight: So last Wednesday, the 11th, a nurse from our hospital came out for a home visit.  She weighed him and he was at 7lbs 2 oz...up a whole pound from when he left the hospital!  I actually tried to weigh him at home today...and it said he was 8.5lbs.  Not too sure that's accurate, but I would guess he's pretty close to the 8lb mark!


{love his wrinkled forehead!}

Health: I'm happy to report that his diaper rash has cleared up!  His umbilical cord stump, however, is still in place.  We have one more week to wait for it to fall out on its own...otherwise, he'll be making a visit to the doctor for some help.  

Sleep: Ethan still sleeps pretty well...especially in his swing {he loves that thing!}.  He still gets up about 2-3 times each night but usually goes right back down after he's done nursing.  We can tell he has some gas issues which cause him to get cranky and wriggle around.  Definitely trying to watch what I eat to see what the culprit is.



Clothes: He's still fitting in NB clothes and some 0-3 month onesies.  Ryan loves dressing him in his Giants onesies...he has 3!


{practicing tummy time!}


Visitors: My sweet friend Amy came to visit for a couple days and Ethan's Aunt Lauren and her fiance get into town tonight.  Can't wait for her to love on him!  ;)



Diet: Milk!  We did give him his first bottle this past weekend to try and tucker him out for his newborn shoot.  He drank it right down...yay!


{Tummy time...for both baby and pup!}

Baby Gear Love: Still LOVING the no-scratch mittens.  They help soothe him when his arms start to flail and keep his little face clear from his nails.  We file his nails, by the way.  Definitely not ready to clip them!  We also love the wipe warmer.  I know some people think they're overrated...but it keeps him soothed during changes, which is 100% necessary at 3:30am!  ;)  Last, we got the Little Tummy's gripe water to help with his gas.  Seems to work for him!



I also got my "push present"...this sweet little initial necklace with his initial on it.  I LOVE how delicate and sweet it is...perfect for everyday wear.


Crying: Ethan really only cries when he needs a diaper change or is hungry.  He "fusses" more often than he cries and I am learning that it's ok to let him fuss a little bit, especially at night.  More often than not, he's just shifting around and falls right back to sleep.



Likes: He loves his swing!  And he loves his Daddy!  Ryan swears that he smiled at him {on purpose} for the first time and I wouldn't be surprised.  He also loves his morning time snuggles with Grandma.  So sweet.



Milestones: We made our first "road" trip down to Target this past weekend, which is about 45 minutes away.  Ethan did great!  He slept the whole way there and back and only needed to be nursed once.  He loves being in the car too...so it makes running errands fairly easy.  He also had his first dinner out at Edgewood Monday night and slept the whole time too!  He's making it pretty easy on us! 


Oh and we had his newborn photos taken this past Sunday.  Our photographer is a total rockstar...she just gave birth to her son a week before and was SO patient with us.  Little E was not super cooperative, but thankfully our photographer hung out and let us do our thing, so she could get some great shots.  Cannot wait to get them!  We also got our birth announcements in...love them!




Postpartum: Feeling more and more like my old self everyday!  Had my 2 week check up last Friday and everything is healing well.  Our trip to Target allowed me to get some cuter nursing bras and some clothes...like this dress above.  I'm learning more and more how to dress for nursing purposes.  It feels fun to get dressed again...thank goodness!  I'm also getting the hang of nursing and pumping...I seem to get a more consistent amount now, when I do pump.  Progress!



Oh and I submitted Ethan's nursery to Project Nursery this past week.  Would LOVE to have you check it out and rate it!!  ;)


Click ::here:: to rate it!  Thanks in advance!

xo natasha

38 comments:

  1. Love!! I have been trying myself to get the boy to gift me that same "push" present for years now...looks like I am going to have to push out a baby out to get one! You are too cute! xoxo

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  2. SO precious! This is getting me so excited - I only have 5 weeks left...can't believe it! You are looking great, E is a gorgeous babe, and I am loooving your push present...so delicate and beautiful! Rated your nursery! ;)

    xo,
    Brooke

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  3. Oh gosh, he's so stinking cute! I love all his little outfits :)

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  4. He is sooo precious!!! I looove your necklace too so delicate!

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  5. It sounds like you all are doing great! He is one handsome little man. Isnt it so nice to get out of the house and stretch your legs?

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  6. He is just precious Natasha! I had one with severe reflux/gas...extra burping and keeping them a bit upright for a bit after feeding helps. The other thing I found helped was to lay Elie across my lap and gently pat/massage her back. You look amazing!!

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  7. Dear Natasha,

    Congratulations!!! It´s been a little while since i last saw your blog, my own bb has had my hands tighted up, I had a lot of catching up to do. i see you so happy and in love!
    I have the same peacock toy for matteo.
    kisses
    Chantal

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  8. Love the necklace. My "mom" necklace hangs lower so it's in 'baby pull zone'. Your's is a great length!

    Love reading the updates, it's like reliving the past few months. Really reminds me how much A has grown in such a short time. Crazy how fast it goes!!

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  9. So happy to see everything is going well! You are looking great and your little guy is so precious!

    Chelsea
    www.hautechildinthecity.com

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  10. Oh my gosh, I can't believe that's your nursery! I've already seen it all over project nursery! It's adorable!

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  11. Love his nursery! I'd tried to rate it but not sure how to. I'll try again!

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  12. Love love love your push gift. I also love that nurses come to your house that's sweet! Ethan is just precious. Xoxo

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  13. Lil Ethan's growing fast, & what a cutie he is! Doesn't time seem like it's flying by? Every week seems to go by faster then the last one for me, I wish it would slow down a bit!

    I better go vote for you nursery now:)

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  14. Natasha you are the cutest mama ever! I'm so glad to hear everything is going well...and that you are starting to feel more like yourself!

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  15. He is so precious! Your push present is beautiful! And I loved reading the birth story!

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  16. Ethan seems to be so expressive. I love that face!

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  17. Can't get enough of him! He's so special and sweet. And I love your push present -- the necklace looks fab on you!

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  18. He's so so cute! Love your present, in my opinion, the perfect push present ;)

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  19. Loved the update! Those outfits are too cute! and how adorable is that pic of Ethan and the sweet pup!
    Glad he is such a great baby and light cryer ;)
    Looks pretty laid back to me!

    Ps..please tell me your painting has arrived by now! It was supposed to arrive at the very latest last Thursday!

    (and as a congrats and celebratory for welcoming lil Ethan into your family, I'm going to forgo sending you the shipping charges ;)

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  20. Congrats on a healthy and beautiful baby! Very happy for you! And that nursery is adorable!

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  21. I don't know how but I stumpled upon your blog and I am IN LOVE!! Your little boy is PRECIOUS!! So cute! Congrats on being a new Mama!! His nursery is just adorable too. LOVE IT! I am so happy I found this blog, I think it will be what I am reading all day! My son is just now 7 months so reading your stories bring me back to his littler days :). PS. Where is that necklace from? It's perfect and so dainty!!

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  22. He's so cute, and you sound like you are doing great. My son had some reflex issues that we had to treat with medication, but I also had to be very careful with caffeine (chocolates were my vice). After that, gas got a lot better.

    Good luck!

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  23. He's so precious!! We're so very happy for you! Love your push present necklace & the new dress from Target (they have some great dresses out right now!!). ;) The nursery turned out perfect!!

    xo ~
    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  24. I just bought the same dress from Target...I love it!
    Ethan is adorable!! And love the necklace too...what a perfect gift!

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  25. Love! What a cutie. He's so tiny! Your Target is 45 min away - gasp! I can walk to mine (although when I lived in NYC, no Target). I didn't buy a wipe warmer at first either, but Max screamed when he was newborn with those cold wipes (who wouldn't?)... I still use the warmer to this day (although probably not necessary). Y'all look great!

    -Tara
    http://madmaxandfamily.blogspot.com
    http://blog.chron.com/madabouttown/

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  26. I can't believe it's already been 3 weeks!!! Time flies for sure! xoxo A-

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  27. So so sweet!! So glad you guys are doing well! And love your new necklace. ;) Your husband did a great job. :) Heading over to vote for your nursery--love it.

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  28. Off to give high marks to that adorable nursery Natasha!!! Ethan is looking fantastic and I'm so glad that motherhood is treating you well. You look amazing by the way! Hugs my friend! xoxoxo

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  29. I absolutely LOVE that necklace! Can you pass along the info on where to find it please? I'm due with our second in September and would love to get one with each of my kids initials! Thanks!

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  30. He is darling and I am so happy to hear that you are enjoying motherhood. I love the picture of Ethan and your husband... i can definitely see the similarity.

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  31. I will definitely go rate your nursery because I absolutely love it!

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  32. Ethan is absolutely precious Natasha! So adorable in his little Giants outfit. You look great! I can't believe it's 3 weeks already! I loved your beautiful birth story...so special. It brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy for you and your hubby.

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  33. Awew so glad he is doing so well...his wrinkles are pretty cute!

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  34. He is gorgeous! I love it all, the push present, the picture with your pup sleeping next to the baby, the Giants onesie. You are so blessed. I can't wait to start trying for a baby!!! This just got me so inspired.

    I love your blog :)

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  35. Congratulations on your new baby - he's soooo cute!I just signed up as your latest follower & I look forward to popping back soon for some more gorgeous inspiration.

    Melissah from Cooastal Style

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  36. Such a cutie pie! I love his little striped outfit!! I remember I was so nervous about our first outings with Owen too, but it sounds like little Ethan did great!! I visited your nursery on Project nursery too, it's super cute!

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