Thursday, July 26, 2012

Happy 1 Month Ethan!


Dear Ethan,

You are one month old today, July 26th...how did that happen so fast?  It feels like just yesterday that we welcomed you into our arms, but at the same time, I feel like we've known you forever.


Though we don't know your exact weight, we are guessing you are 8 pounds and some change.  You are filling out your newborn clothes more and more and starting to fit into your 0-3 month clothes.  

As for your health, you are getting stronger and stronger every day.  You like to lift your head up when I burp you and you are kicking your legs a ton!  You love to spend time on your back, gazing around and taking everything in.  As of today, you still have not lost your umbilical cord stump, but more and more of it falls out everyday, so hopefully you lose it completely soon!  We can't wait to give you your first real bath, especially since you're not a huge fan of sponge baths {understandably so!}.  


This last week, you started to bald and broke out with a little baby acne...poor guy!  But of course, you're still the cutest little guy that we've ever met...if gives you good character right?  ;)  You have also found your lungs and don't hesitate to use them when you're hungry!  Mama definitely knows when you're hungry...you definitely don't mess around!


You got to meet your Aunt Lauren for this first time this past week and she just fell in love with you.  We get to see her again at the end of September and I can't wait for her to see how big you've gotten!

You still LOVE your swing...you spend time looking around and being super alert, but eventually give into the rocking and go to sleep.  We love the little furrowed look you give us...especially when your forehead wrinkles.  You are starting to smile more and more, wich just warms our heart.  Can't wait for the first real smile and to hear you laugh for the first time!


You're becoming much more alert during the day...looking around and holding our gaze for long periods of time.  You have such an inquisitive look on your face...I have a feeling that once you start talking, you'll have a lot of questions!

Oh and you sneeze quite a bit, usually in spurts of three and it is hands down one of the cutest things I've ever seen.  Sometimes you think you have a fourth one coming, but it comes out more as a coo.  Melts my heart!

And you still manage to surprise us on the changing table.  Dad and I have joked about setting up a bullseye on the wall...your aim is right on!  ;)


We've gotten into a routine during the night.  You only wake up at 3am and 6-7am which is not bad at all.  And then you go right back to sleep.  Only on rare occasions do you fuss after you're done nursing and it's usually because of gas.  Gripe water seems to solve that problem pretty quickly. 


All in all, you are such a sweet baby.  I love the time we spend cuddling and nursing has been such an amazing bonding experience.  I know that you're only going to continue to grow and become more interactive, but I'm trying to take it all in now.  

Happy 1 Month Ethan...we love you!

Love, Mom

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PS...I cannot believe I reached 1,000 fans!!  So exciting!  I value each and every one of you and thank you for all the love you've shown me!

Also...I am guest posting on my wedding dress over at Something Pretty today!  Check it out!

xo

52 comments:

  1. OMG so adorable! Happy 1 month Ethan!

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  2. Wow - a month has already passed. Happy 1 month baby Ethan.

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  3. I can't believe it has already been a month! He is still so cute!

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  4. there is NO WAY he is already 1 month old...that is just crazy!!!! with thos eyes, he is saying eat your heart out momma ;)

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  5. Awww he is adorable!!! :)) And I love your maxi in the last picture! I have the same one!

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  6. Such a sweet letter! I can't believe he is one month old already!!

    http://la-stitch.blogspot.com

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  7. What a precious little guy he is : )

    So happy for you!

    http://kelseylenay.blogspot.com/

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  8. He gets cuter every day! So so sweet!

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  9. I can't believe he is already one month! I love his facial expressions and I'm glad to hear your getting sleep! Love your blog and love your instagram pics!

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  10. Great crib pictures... and I like the one with all the toys in the basket too. Kaden broke out in baby acne too... poor boys. Then way Ethan is built reminds me of Kaden so much. :)

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  11. I love him and cannot wait to meet him!! So happy for you and Ryan - what a precious boy you have been blessed with! Perhaps we will stop by over Labor day to say hi - quite a change from our normal Labor Day traditions this year :) xoxox

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  12. He's such a cute little peanut. ;)

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  13. I can't believe he is one month already! Such a cutie pie! And those forehead wrinkles are killing me!

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  14. Too too cute! I can get over how slim his thighs are compared to my chunker! You are a natural mom Natasha!

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  15. what a little man he's becoming!! Yeah for one month! How are you doing mama?

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  16. One month already?!? Where does the time go? He gets more and more handsome with every post! :)

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  17. Can't believe it has been a month already! He looks like he is getting so long! And his balding picture just cracks me up.

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  18. Love the brow furrow. Adorable!

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  19. So precious! And he looks so wise already! I think you've got a smarty pants on your hands ;)

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  20. That went by so fast!! He is just adorable.

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  21. He has such grown-up expressions. Especially those concerned looking wrinkled-up forehead ones. :) What a sweet boy.

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  22. I can't believe it's been one month already! This post was very sweet and filled with all sorts of things you will want to remember.

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  23. He is so darn cute! I am loving those little man expressions he makes.

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  24. There is so much adorable in this post! Ethan is absolutely precious and I love his onesie. Too cute!

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  25. Happy "birthday" cute little man! And what an amazing mommy you have! Beautiful text!

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  26. 1 month already?! That's ca-razy! He's adorable!!!

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  27. love this post, he is SO cute!

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  28. Wow that month went fast! He is so precious!
    -Shelley

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  29. He is so precious, Natasha!! I can't believe he's a month old already! Congrats on such a sweet baby boy!

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  30. Love this post! <3

    Lischen
    xxx

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  31. It sounds like everything is going smoothly for you. And Ethan is so precious. So happy for you and your family.

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  32. Elise does the same thing with her sneezes, it is the sweetest thing. Ever.

    Happy One Month Ethan!!

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  33. Elise does the same thing with her sneezes, it is the sweetest thing. Ever.

    Happy One Month Ethan!!

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  34. Elise does the same thing with her sneezes, it is the sweetest thing. Ever.

    Happy One Month Ethan!!

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  35. Yayy Ethan! Happy 1 month! You are such a stunner with the sweetest momma! xo

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  36. So cute! I love the pic by the stuffed animal. I did that also w/ Max when he was little. Congrats on your # of fans! How did you do it?!

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

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  37. he looks like a lil man! presh

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  38. He is looking great Natasha! It's amazing how fast they grow, right?? Enjoy!

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  39. Happy One Month Ethan!! You are such a cutie pie!!

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  40. yay for 1,000 followers! Happy one month sweet Ethan. I adore his sweet face. Watch out because time will start to fly. Oh and boys and their peeing- never gets much easier! I had the grand idea when Sterling was born to have a white sheepskin rug in his room- one year later we had to throw it away because it was yellow:)

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  41. Luv his little outfit and your dress!!! Happy 1 month to your little one! :)

    ~Melinda

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  42. He is too cute! Happy one month!!:)

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  43. AWE 1 MONTH IS SUCH A BLESSING!! CONGRATS!

    http://scaifebabywatch.blogspot.com/

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  44. oh my goodness, you have THE cutest little guy on your hands.

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  45. He is so cute! Love seeing all those pics of his adorableness!

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  46. Yay for 1000! That is quite the accomplishment! But not quite as big as getting through the first month of mommyhood!(c; He is just cute as a button, I can't believe how much he's changed in just a month!

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  47. Such a sweetie! Isn't it amazing how fast they grow and change!

    Gripe water is a lifesaver :)

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  48. So so so so precious. I just want to squeeze him {gently!}. So proud of you as a mommy. You are amazing. And congrats on all of the blog success and growth. You have so much to offer and I will always be so thankful to you for starting this blog! xoxo

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  49. LOVE that he's sleeping through the night with one feeding....Cameron is almost there!! Did you set a schedule or did he do it on his own? Cam is quite fussy with acid reflux and colic, so he tends to make his own schedule during the day, but we dream feed him around 11 to let him sleep until 2:30/3 then again between 5-7...thank goodness our boys are letting us get some rest!

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