Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Baby Ethan: Week 7



Weight: Umm I honestly couldn't tell you...his 2 month appointment is on the 27th, so we'll know for sure by then.  But I'm guessing somewhere in the 9+ pound range.



Health: Baby Boy is doing well in this department...he's getting bigger and stronger every day.  He loves kicking his legs and lifting his head during tummy time.  He's also begun spitting up, which is just lovely.  Time to bust out the burpie clothes!  He's also starting to grow back his hair that fell off on top.  And last, I'm happy to report that a majority of his umbilical cord stump has finally fallen {more like picked} out!  This happened on Monday, August 13th!  Yay!


Sleep: Ethan is still sleeping in 4 hour stretches through the night and takes two big naps during the day.  


Clothes: Our growing boy is officially in 0-3 month clothes and is quickly filling them in.  It's hard to imagine how he used to just swim in them only a few short weeks ago!

Diet: Breastmilk!


Baby Gear Love: As E has become more alert, he's starting to take to his toys.  I read that babies at this stage can really start to grasp things, so we've showing him the rattle.  He hasn't quite caught on, but give him a couple more days and I think he'll just love it.  He also loves to cuddle when he sleeps and we found that he loves his little blankie.  

Crying: Crying still only occurs when he's hungry, poopy or gassy.  


Likes: Ryan's mini me is still his biggest fan!  And as mentioned above, he loves cuddling with his blankie and is starting to really enjoy his toys.  

Milestones: We had our first date night, sans baby, to celebrate our anniversary!  Grandma and Grandpa watched the little guy and all went well!  


And Ethan is officially smiling on demand now...we get tons and tons of smiles and love every minute of it!


Postpartum: I've started trying to workout here and there, which feels really good.  And though the weight is not falling off as quickly as I had hoped, I'm starting to recognize my body again, slowly but surely!  And random side note, but I no longer need to constantly apply lanolin...I guess you can say I've gotten used to breastfeeding!  ;)

35 comments:

  1. Aww little pumpkin - look at that smile!! He's so adorable Natasha!!

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  2. Yay smiles!! So cute and yes giving up lanolin was great, even better when I could finally stop needing nursing pads, ha!

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  3. Aww, his precious little smile is making me melt! And he is seriously getting so big and long :) And you look absolutely great - what baby weight!? Looks like it's all melted off you already!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  4. I love the one where he is holding a lovey! Super cute.

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

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  5. He is adorable, and you look great! Just like our babies, everyone's bodies are different (in terms of shedding the baby weight)...it took me 9 months :( You look like you have hardly anything left to shed! http://vtmamateurs.com/2012/05/01/how-long-did-it-take-you/

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  6. Ethan is the most adorable baby boy! I love hearing stories of his progress, and yours of course!

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  7. I can't believe how fast Ethan is growing. he is such a beautiful baby. Enjoy those smiles they are the best. And you look fab post baby!

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  8. I love the last picture! And I agree about the lanolin. I quit around that time because it was getting annoying to deal with the mess and I never looked back :)

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  9. Absolutely adorable. That first picture of him smiling is so so cute. And as far as the lanolin---I don't have a baby yet---and I have no idea what you are talking about so I guess I have a lot to learn! Ha!

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  10. The last pic of him smiling is the sweetest. :)

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  11. he is so gorgeous! i love these updates -- keep them coming :) xx

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  12. Oh my gosh that wrinkly head, he is so adorable. I can't believe how much he has grown! Such a sweet boy.

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  13. Motherhood looks so good on you Natasha! I'm so glad to hear you and Ethan are doing well. He is beyond cute!

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  14. Oh my goodness. Ethan is getting so big! He is just precious! And of course, you look amazing as well.

    Kari
    http://ryanandkari.com

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  15. Getting your body back takes time, but seriously you look amazing Natasha! And glad to hear about breastfeeding. I remember those days...was so relieved when it finally stopped being sore.

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  16. Oh his smile is so precious, it melts my heart!!

    I love that black top - and yay for Lanolin cutbacks! Haha :)

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  17. Gosh!! E's smile melts my heart!!!!!! :)

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  18. Not having to apply Lanolin every time makes everything so much easier. I am amazed now that I can feed our little girl and hardly tell she is latched on. It only gets easier from here.

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  19. Ah...that smile kills me. Such a happy and sweet boy!! :)

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  20. gosh he is adorable!!!
    He's a week younger than my landon! LOVE your blog!


    http://scaifebabywatch.blogspot.com/

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  21. yeah for no more lanolin! I remember that first month was rough with the breastfeeding but got so much easier after that! You and baby Ethan look beautiful!

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  22. Oh my goodness, he just keeps getting more adorable! I can't believe how many great smiley shots you have of him, he seems like such a happy little guy! Also, those forehead wrinkles just kill me, SO precious :)

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  23. Yay!!! So exciting when they start to smile! Ethan is just too precious. Aw, so much fun :) I LOVED when I stopped using lanolin! You know you (and the girls) are used to nursing when that happens, in my opinion. :) It is crazy how much easier it gets after the first month or two!

    He sounds a lot like Parker, love our happy boys!

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  24. so adorable! love him with all those blue stripes.

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  25. Natasha, baby Ethan is getting more adorable by the day. You are still glowing too and are such a gorgeous mummy xx

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  26. Oh my goodness.....he is adorable! So fun to see him grow and you look great Natasha!

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  27. Seven weeks already? What a cute smile :)

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  28. Those little smiles are too sweet. Glad you got a date!

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  29. Those smiles are insane they are so cute. The first and last pics literally melt my heart. He is adorable! Glad to hear you guys are doing well! xo

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  30. their smiles are the best arent they!

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  31. I recognize that giraffe! :) I am so behind as we were out of town. SO cute! Oh my goodness. I can't believe the changes. Such a doll.

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  32. Look at that sweet smile! He is so cute!

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