Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy 4 Months Ethan!



Dear Ethan,

Happy 4 Months sweet boy!  I'm pretty sure this past month has been my favorite so far {and I'm positive I'll say that every month!}.  You are such a happy little guy...always smiling...talking...and playing with us.  We cannot get enough of you.  And we're not the only ones...you pretty much light up whenever you see other people...especially ladies.  You are one little ham!


I especially love that you're playing with your toys more.  The activity mat has become a new favorite all over again and you put just about everything in your mouth.  Perhaps teething is in our near future?


We've also finished up our traveling for the time being.  I'm so proud of what a good little guy you were...but I'm also excited for some down time over the next couple weeks. 


You've started going to Bonnie, your nanny, 1-2 times a week as well as spending time with your grandma and aunt while I'm at work.  You do so well though, that I don't worry one bit!  You get to play with your friend Beckett when you're at Bonnie's, which is great!  And when you're with grandma, I usually get to see you down at Daddy's work.  Then Wednesdays and Fridays are our time together.  It's really the best of both worlds!  :)


You also have been wanting to stand quite a bit more, so we tried out the jumper.  You like it OK, but I think you'll really love your jumperoo...which is on order!  We should get it this next week.  

Speaking of getting bigger...you're officially wearing your 6 month PJs...I packed away all of your 0-3 month jammies...tear!  I can't believe how much you've grown!


You got your first "big boy" bath this past month with dad.  You LOVED being in the big tub with dad and just kicked up a storm.  You love love love getting baths.  Seriously...it's your favorite part of the day.  


And you are so happy to be wrapped up afterwards too!


This past month you started rolling, which has been fun to watch!  This also prompted us to take you out of your swaddle and switch you to a sleep sack.  You are definitely NOT a fan!  In fact, we had to setup your pack 'n play in our room for a couple nights so you were close by.  But in the end, we discovered you're just not ready yet.  So for now, you're sleeping in your sleep sack, which is still swaddled.  It's a good compromise for now...we're happy you're sleeping through the night again {for both our sakes!}.


Along with other milestones...you took your first trip to Apple Hill, which you slept through most of the time, but it was still fun.  I think it will become an annual family tradition!  


We also got our first snow of the season on October 22nd!  We hadn't anticipated such an early snow, so you don't have a snow suit yet...but here's an idea of how it looked.  You of course...were happy to snuggle away in your blankets.


It's hard to believe that along with the snow, you also got to dip your toes in the pacific ocean only a month ago.  You've really seen a lot this past month of life! 


I grow more and more in love with you everyday...I love your shy smiles, big kisses and late night snuggles.  I just want to keep you this small forever, and yet I can't wait to watch you grow and get to know you better as your little personality unfolds.  You're such a joy and light in our life.


Love, Mom


Look at me grow!

36 comments:

  1. He is too adorbs! Happy baby! Good job Mom!

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  2. What a big boy! I love how expressive he's getting. So happy and cute!

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  3. So cute! We broke the swaddle this past month as our little guy started to roll, as well. Took two sleepless nights and sometimes he still wakes up now by his arms flailing but he's taken to the sleep sack okay! He likes to sleep on his side so it's funny watching him on the monitor :)

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  4. I love that open mouth smile! :)

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  5. Four months?! Where has the time gone! I love his big toothless smiles!

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  6. Oh my goodness, what a full month! I remember 4 months being pretty magical. Finally playing with toys, and they just seem so much more grown up. He's such a cutie pie :)

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  7. We have that jumper AND the outfit he is wearing :-) you should do a post about going back to work. I go back Monday and would like to hear your experience so far!

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  8. Such a cutie and aw at the big boy bath. ;) I let Layla hop in the shower with me this week for the first time lol. She kept trying to get in so I was like "ok, c'mon in". She had fun.

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  9. Umm happiest child ever right thurr??!! That bulldog onesie is PRECIOUS!!! He's getting even more cute as the days go by...if that's even possible! :)

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  10. He is really adorable Natasha! He looks like a happy little guy that brings you so much joy on a daily basis. What a blessing. So fun to watch him grow. Happy weekend to you.

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  11. What an exciting and happy month it was! These pictures are adorable. When did Ethan start sleeping through the night? I need to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel eventually :)

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  12. Happy 4 months to the cutest, sweetest baby ever! Enjoy the time it just keeps getting better!!

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  13. What an adorable, happy baby!! Happy 4 months E!!

    Chelsea
    www.hautechildinthecity.com

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  14. Oh that picture in the white towel after bath time....just precious!!!

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  15. Matthew is starting to love his sassy rings!! He can actually grip on to them & they are such pretty colors!! I can't wait to stick matthew into the bath with us, i bet he will get super smiley. I know Ethan is 4 months, & Matthew is only 3, but when do you think its a good time to get the hallway jumper? Matthew's head is still so wobbly, I feel like him jumping up & down it would fly all over the place! Random, but my little brother's name is ethan we used to call him naughty ethan because well one he was a trouble maker BUT ethan spelled backwards is "nahte" and if you pronouce that it sounds like naughty haha!! random fact of the day lol :)

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  16. Time sure does fly!! What type of sleep sack are you using? We are worried about baby not being warm enough this winter -- looks like Winter has already hit you guys!

    Charlotte
    http://123-chachacha.blogspot.com/

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  17. He seems like such a happy boy! Happy 4mths,little man!

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  18. Happy 4 Months baby E! He sure looks like one happy lil guy and he's oh so cute:)

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  19. Oh my word, he just keeps getting cuter which I didn't know was possible!! He sounds like such a sweet little guy, they really just bring so much joy to life!! So glad to hear going back to work has gone well, I would love a post about it as I go back 3 days a week in a month, sad! Xoxo!

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  20. So precious!!! I say this every month, but I LOVE seeing how similar Ethan and Cameron are! Cam turns 4 months on Thursday and we are dropping the swaddle this weekend...I am SO not looking forward to it, but I guess it's time! I am like you - I want him to stay this size and age forever, but I CANNOT wait to watch him grow and see his personality continue to come out! Congrats on a beautiful little boy, Natasha!!

    xo
    Jess

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  21. He is so sweet! I've got a 2 1/2 month old baby girl so I always love to read updates from other bloggers with babies to see what we can look forward to!

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  22. What a smiley little boy! I love is mouth wide open smile! :)

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  23. he is so so cute!! i love these updates and look how he's growing!! :) xx

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  24. AHHHH! What a handsome fella he is!!!!!! So smiley! AND SNOW! Oh my...... It was 80 last week here in NC. Now's it's a bit more chilly with this Sandy thing rolling around...

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  25. awwww he is SO precious!!!!
    Just found your blog, can't wait to check out your wedding-I'm planning my own now and looking for ideas wherever I can get 'em!!
    Thanks!
    xo, Courtney

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  26. I want to eat him up!! What a love!!

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  27. Baby Ethan is so stinking cute. I just love that big ole open mouth smile! Fantastic! What a fun month...and yes, it just keeps getting better. Month 5 is really awesome! :)

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  28. He has the sweetest expressions! Our little girl is due in 9 weeks.

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  29. His faces and expressions are priceless. I just LOVE it. Getting so big...I want to see you and E again soon!

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  30. oh my goodness how sweet is he! so glad i found your blog :) xox

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  31. Happy 4 Months Sweet Adorable Ethan! Natasha-He is getting so big! What a cutie pie. I promise each month will be your favorite!

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  32. Ethan is the most precious little thing! It looks like you are enjoying every moment!

    www.bstylewise.blogspot.com

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