Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Baby Ethan: Week 11



Weight: Ethan hasn't had an official weigh-in but he should be well over the 11 pound mark at this point.


Health: Baby is happy and healthy this week...I'm happy to report that he has even backed off on his fussing.  We thought for a second there, that he could be prematurely teething, but I don't think that is the case.  I'll chalk it up to aches from his first shots.

Sleeping like a little lamb on the plane.

Sleep: Ethan slept like a little angel while we were traveling this past weekend.  I was worried between the hotel room environment, pack n' play set up {which he had never slept in before} and the time change, that he would be thrown off and not sleep as well.  But he slept better than ever...7-8 hour stretches.  I actually had to wake him up the first morning because I felt like I might burst!

We also finally ordered his baby monitor, so starting this Thursday, we'll start putting him in his own crib.  We have found that we're not "putting him down" for the night consistently and that's where some of his fussiness is coming from.  So setting a bedtime and putting him down for the night should *hopefully* help!


Diet: Milk!  And I fed him for the first time this past weekend.  I had been cautious about it because I didn't want him to associate me with the bottle.  But we were out at lunch and he was getting super fussy...Ryan wasn't able to get him to take the bottle.  So I finally did it, and it worked!  It also saved me from have to BF right there at the table {though, I have done that several times now!}.

Clothes: Baby E is still fitting in his 0-3 and 3 month clothes.  I keep saying he'll be growing out of his footie sleepers any day now...we'll see!


Baby Gear Love: This past week we definitely relied heavily on the BabyBjorn and the Pack 'N Play. I'm planning to write a post this Friday on traveling with baby and the things we found my useful.  

Crying: Even though I complain that he is fussy...there's usually a reason.  And it can be fixed by a change, a feeding, or swaddling him.  The SwaddleMe has really become our new best friend.  It calms him almost instantly.


Likes: I would say that he likes the swaddle...but I think we like it more!  He definitely likes to face outward more and more, so he can see and hear what's going on.  I even tried this bumbo for the first time this week...I figured since he could support his head in the Bjorn, that he should have no problem in the bumbo.  Don't worry, we did it on the carpeted floor, supervised and only for a couple minutes.  

Ethan also loves when I make a motorboat noise with my mouth...that's what got him to laugh last week and even though he hasn't laughed since, he still lights up every time I do it!  I feel like a one-trick pony, but hey!  It works and we got tons of smiles out of him.  I'll continue until he catches on to me!  ;)

Postpartum: Nothing too new to report in this category other than I was able to scoop up some more skinny jeans at Gap and they were much closer to my real size.  Thankyouverymuch.  Makes me feel good to be able to wear jeans again!

 Ethan with his great-grandmother...my grandma!

Ethan with his grandma!

Ethan with his handsome uncles!  :)

Milestones: Ethan got to meet his uncles, great-grandmother and other great aunts/uncles and second cousins this weekend at my cousin's wedding.  


He also went on his very first airplane ride!  He was also out of state for the first time--Minneapolis, MN.  Lots of exciting firsts!


xo natasha

36 comments:

  1. Aw he's starting to lose that newborn look and look like a baby! So cute!

    We still use the bumbo, but A looks like a tank compared to E. so awesome he was a great traveler, big week for him!

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  2. He is such a cutie!!! and woow you look amazing!

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  3. Ethan is one handsome little boy! So many firsts in just 11 weeks! Adorable!

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  4. Sweet Ethan is growing up sp fast! I have yet to take Sterling on a plane- that scares me. I hate to fly anyways so it might would be bad with the two of us! You look gorgeous in your wedding dress. Glad ya'll had a great weekend and yay for jeans that arent exggerated sizes!

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  5. He is precious. If it makes you feel better..I had to buy a pair of pants from Target about 3 sizes bigger than what I normally wear...I think they tend to run small there!

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  6. What a sweetie! I love reading your blog and all about Ethan's progress...I'm expecting my first (a boy!) December 9 so I feel like I'm getting a glimpse of how my life will be week to week :). Question, where is his little sleeper he wore in the bumbo picture from? It is adorable!
    Gretchen

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  7. He is so precious and growing up so fast! Looks like a great weekend, and glad that he traveled well!

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  8. It just goes by so fast! ::sniff:: Glad his fussiness is better..and your husband and his brothers all look so much alike.

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  9. What a cutie! You look great.

    Traveling with babies can be fun! We've never traveled with our pack and play because we ended up staying in hotels that had cribs which was nice.

    We may be traveling with Max and newborn Sadie in December - should be interesting!

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

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  10. gorgeous! he's just so cute natasha!! :) xx

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  11. Such a cutie! :) Hope you had fun in Minneapolis!

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  12. You honestly have one of the cutest newborns I have ever seen, most take some time to grow into their cuteness but not Ethan!

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  13. What a cutie! Hope you had a great weekend in Minneapolis and found some good shopping on Nicollet Mall! :)

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  14. Love the bumbo pic, way cute! So glad to hear traveling went well. We leave for FL Friday so if you have any big tips, I would love to hear them!!!

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  15. he is just the CUTEST thing!! and i am loving that striped polo onesie!! adorable :) and you, my dear, are looking fabulous!! xoxoxo

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  16. He has so much personality in those little eyes! I just love it!

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  17. Yay for jeans!!! It feels so good when you start feeling like yourself again, doesn't it??? (c: I was a little panicked after having my first because I had no idea if I would ever see *MY* body again, but thankfully, it does come back (c: And what a little angel sleeping so good on the go! Mine were always crazy when we messed with their schedules/environment, so bravo!!!

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  18. He looks so darn cute in those khaki pants! Nice work on the jeans!!! :)

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  19. Natasha, he's such a cutie pie!!!! xo, vmac

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  20. He is such a little peanut!! I can't believe he is already 11 weeks. Time is flying by! Your family looks beautiful Natasha. xoxo

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  21. Oh, he just makes my heart melt! In some of those pictures he looks a lot like my son at that age...brings back so many memories! Enjoy this precious time!
    -Shelley

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  22. Ahhhh!! What a great feeling to be wearing/fitting into jeans!! Good for you!! :)

    E is adorable!! Love the way you dress him! Can't believe how big he is getting!!

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  23. yay! he is holding his head up that is super exciting!! I can't stand all the wraps, none of them work for me but we are going to get the bjorn so hopefully when he can keep his head up it will be easy to use!!

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  24. awww so glad he did so well on his first plane ride! You look fantastic love! xo

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  25. Ps the pic of him in that chair is just toooo precious!

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  26. He gets cuter and cuter every time I see him! The picture of him in the little chair is my favorite!!! :)

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  27. I cannot WAIT to read your travel gear post - I'll be shuttling back and forth with a little one every month!

    Ethan is so cute. He is the perfect mix of the two of you - glad you are feeling better and better with every week!

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  28. Awe we just flew with little landon and we brought our boppy with us! I don't know what i'll do without our bjorn either!!
    Good job, he is ADORABLE!

    xox
    http://scaifebabywatch.blogspot.com/

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  29. He is getting so big....precious little man.

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  30. SO fun to read. I remember Riley's first flight. . .wasn't so flawless! :) Super proud of you for traveling already. And I love those jeans you posted about from GAP. I haven't tried those yet.

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  31. Oh my gosh he is so stinking cute!! That picture of him in his Bumbo (I think that's what they're called?) with his little peach fuzz hair!

    You look great too, you're glowing in that picture on the plane!

    :)

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