Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Baby Ethan: Week 5


Weight: We just had a 5 week appointment and Ethan is weighing in at 8 lbs 12 oz!  That's 2 lbs and 9 oz heavier than his birth weight!  Way to go champ!!  

Health: The reason for checking in with his pediatrician at 5 weeks was because his umbilical cord stump has yet to fully fall out.  Luckily, she took a look and said it's completely healed and she's not worried about it falling out on his own.  She also gave us a green light on baths...yay!  Can't wait to see how the little guy likes them!


Sleep:  Ethan sleeps about 3-4 hours at night and has a solid morning nap and afternoon nap.  He is becoming more alert during the day which is great!


Clothes: Still rockin the newborn clothes and 0-3 month.  He's just about out of the NB ones though...I give him a couple more days.


Visitors: Three of my best friends cames to visit this past weekend.  It was so wonderful having them meet Ethan and spending time together!


Diet: Breast milk!  Still nursing like a champ...and he likes the bottle too, though he's only had it twice so far.  I'm trying to build up my supply so that Ryan can feed him more often. 


Baby Gear Love: I just posted my first month "must haves" earlier this week, but one thing I forgot to include is our BOB Revolution SE stroller with carseat attachment.  Ethan loves going on walks...it usually lulls him to sleep.  And Wilson trots right alongside him...it's pretty darn cute.  


Crying: Ethan only cries for one of three things: dirty diaper, hunger, or gas.  It's pretty easy to figure out which cry is for what and I'm getting better at detecting the signs earlier.  All in all though, he's a very mellow baby.  


Likes: He loves car rides and stroller rides.  He usually will look around and take in his surroundings.  He likes floor time...though he doesn't tolerate tummy time for very long.  E also loves looking at our faces and is pretty enthralled by them!  And cuddling too.  I also read him "Where the Wild Things Are" and he loved it!  



Milestones: Ethan had his first day at the beach and did awesome.  I can't wait for him to get bigger so he can play in the sand and build sand castles.  We also had my our first "solo" lunch date with Jane!  I was so worried that he might start crying in the middle of lunch {which is when Ryan usually swoops in for a diaper change} but he did awesome!  I'm definitely building my confidence in going out with him on our own.  What a difference a couple weeks make!



He also started blowing bubbles, which I think is SUPER cute!  ;)



Postpartum: I'm tempted to write a post on this very subject alone...there is just so much to cover!  I feel like I'm finally getting the hang of things, though every day is an adventure.  Dressing post-partum is much more challenging than during my pregnancy.  I attribute this mostly to the fact that my body underwent a huge change so quickly, versus the gradual change of pregnancy.  I'm pumping about once a day...low pressure for now.  And I'm sleeping pretty well...as well as you can at this stage!  I went out for my first time without baby to get a pedicure, which was awesome!  Ryan and I have yet to go out on a date alone...hopefully soon!  



I can't believe it's August already!  The summer is flying by but I am loving every second of it!  Can't wait to report on how Ethan does on his first real bath!

xo natasha

29 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh seriously SO SO sweet! I love his little baby bubbles!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Good grief he is cute!! Love the stretch picture! And Natasha...you look awesome!!! I will agree though--dressing post partum has been so hard, like I think I forgot how to dress myself without a belly! I'm having to re-learn fashion all over again haha.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gah he is such a cute lil nugget! You look amazing in that pic of you & Ryan!

    ReplyDelete
  4. He is so tiny and handsome! So happy to hear that everything is going well! You look gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  5. He is so precious! And, you my dear look AMAZING!

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a handsome fella! BTW - I can't even tell you had a baby in these photos! You look fantastic! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  7. You look so stinkin' good for just having a baby!

    Thanks for your honesty about the joys and challenges of new Mommyhood. It's encouraging and refreshing to read as you adjust to this new stage in your life :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. aww, he looks like daddy:)

    for me, the first 6 weeks were the hardest, but after that things get so much better. but still we were able to go out several times even during the first 6 weeks. we started getting babysitters pretty early:))

    ReplyDelete
  9. You look great Natasha! And of course so does sweet Ethan. Glad he's gaining like a champ and glad you are gaining more confidence with going out with him...that was so hard for me. Now of course Mila will throw a hardcore tantrum (or ten) in Target and I'm like whatevs. So funny how you adapt.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a cutie! And he looks so cute with the dog and in his mittens!

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

    ReplyDelete
  11. He's such a little peanut! What a doll :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love his eyes :) You look great... I'm glad things are going well.

    ReplyDelete
  13. You look amazing!!
    and he is pretty darn cute :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. sounds like things are going your way!!! you look great!! E is totally adorable and sounds like such a great baby!

    ♥ Ashley

    check out my giveaway!
    atparsons.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I just love seeing pictures of Ethan, especially that last picture! Could he be any cuter? You look amazing, and it sounds like you've gotten this mommy business down pretty well so far!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh he is wearing my little swim trunks I got him!! Yay!! You look fab and I can't wait to meet him!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. He is just the cutest baby ever and you look fabulous!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Ethan is SO adorable!! I love the pic of him at the beach!!

    I think he will love bath time!! There were a couple times Olivia almost fell asleep! haha We would usually warm up the temp in the bathroom first by running the shower on hot to steam the bathroom and close the door which she seemed to like!

    I think you look GREAT!! Ethan is 5 weeks old, they said give yourself to the babys first birthday to get back to post baby but I am sure you will bounce back way sooner especially since you are breast feeding! :)

    I remember what it was like handling Olivia on my own in public wo Jer! It is scary to think about but after a few trips by yourself it becomes a piece of cake! :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'm loving all of his outfits and his little hair makes me crack up! Take lots of bathtime pictures please!

    ReplyDelete
  20. So cute! And glad you are getting out and about a bit now! :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh my goodness! Ethan is such a little cutie! And of course you look awesome! Love following your blog!

    www.ryanandkari.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am so happy for you guys! What a sweet little boy, and I love the name :) Congrats!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. He is so so adorable and you look fantastic Natasha! Love the photos.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hi Ethan! We love you! It is great for your girlfriends to get to meet him- I know you are so proud! Get going on that date night too:)

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love that your little man is just a bit older than Cameron! I just wrote a whole post on post-partum...I'm sure you can relate to it :) I can't wait to watch him grow!

    http://jesschadandpoppy.tumblr.com/post/28335636694/thoughts-on-this-post-pardum-thing

    ReplyDelete
  26. Such a cutie! A real bath will be so fun!! I totally agree on dressing postpartum, not an easy task! And yay for girlfriends coming to visit!! That is always the best, and so good for Mama!

    ReplyDelete
  27. You look amazing and he is such a little cutie! It makes me miss my little guy at that age. Keep up the good work mama!

    ReplyDelete
  28. He is precious and you look truly amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love that all is going well...the updates are great...

    ReplyDelete

Your comments make my day!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...