Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Baby Ethan: Week 34



Weight: Ethan's weighing in at 16 pounds 4 ounces (7% percentile) and is 28 inches long (68%).  He's not as heavy as I would like...so we'll be working on that!  I really want to avoid another lecture at our 9 month appointment.  

Health: Well, Ethan has struggled through his first official virus.  We went to the pediatrician on Valentine's Day and he was diagnosed with a mild case of RSV.  I thought it might have been a teething thing {runny nose and such} but it soon developed into a cough and wheezing.  We've been running the humidifier in his room, running hot showers for him to breathe in the steam and I've become a pro at the nasal aspirator and Nosefrida {very much to his dismay}.  Luckily, I think we're past the worst of it.  


Sleep: There have been a couple rough nights, but all in all, he's doing just fine.  Since I'm home with him right now, I feel like I've been able to get his naps re-established and he's usually down no later than 8pm.  He will probably wake up 1-2 times to nurse, but the first time is when we're still up, so it's no biggie!

Social: We've been pretty low key due to his cold.


Diet: Well...we thought it was super cool when Ethan decided he could suck his purees directly from the pouch.  It was easy, fast and efficient.  BUT one night, he had horrible gas/stomach pains and we definitely attribute it to him probably eating too fast and too much all at once.  So I've banned that habit and will only feed him from a bowl.  


He definitely has come around to fruit purees...I even pureed up some banana and blueberries and he seems to love it.  Oh and he's getting really good about eating puffs now.  At first, he would just kind of gum on them, but now he's swallowing {although, I think the texture still freaks him out!}.  And I sliced up some ripe blueberries and he had some fun mashing those around and eating some too.



Clothes: Still in size 2 diapers...and 6-12 month or 9 month jammies along with 6 month tops and bottoms.


Baby Gear Love: We've got some major teething action going one and recently introduced the Zo-li gum massagers and he loves them...though sometimes he sticks the wrong end in and starts gagging...oops!  


We also started using his Itzy Rizy shopping cart cover, which he loves!  He was totally hamming it up at the store and flirting with all the ladies.  ;)

Crying: He's had his share of bouts this week...not breathing can do that to you.  And he's become more attached lately...doesn't like to be put down or left alone for too long.  Not gonna lie...I kind of love it right now. 



Likes: Ethan LOVES the cat.  And the cat actually seems to like him too.  She will sit right next time him when he's doing tummy time and totally lets him grab her tail and fur.  I wouldn't call her the friendliest of cats, but she totally tolerates him.  He always wants to be be near her...I think she'll drive him to crawl any day now!


Oh and he's also starting to figure out the walker...it's crazy to see him move around on his own!

Postpartum: Even with a sick babe, I'm enjoying my time home with him right now.  I can't get enough snuggles and smiles.



Milestones: So many fun ones this week!  Ethan officially cut his first tooth.  It full on popped through and is on the bottom front tooth {to his left to be exact}.  I think more are on the horizon as well!  Also, baby blows raspberries on command...almost in response to us.  It's pretty awesome to watch.  Last, he is starting to wave!  It is still in the spontaneous stage, but he's becoming more and more regular with it.  Love it!!



xo natasha

26 comments:

  1. How gorgeous! Happy 34 weeks Ethan. Claudia xx

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  2. He is a sweetie... I wouldn't worry too much about his weight as long as he is gaining and follows the same curve. He's skinny but not sickly. If he eats well and seems content, then I think he's doing really well. Seriously, do NOT let that stress you out.

    Riley has been in the 15th percentile for most of her babyhood so far! She is also really long like Ethan (29+ inches). Our docs have NEVER said anything about her weight. Ethan honestly isn't far off from how much she weighs either! I know she is a girl so I'm sure the expectation is different, but babies are just mini people... every one has a different shape and size.

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    1. Oh and kudos to you for keeping up with weekly updates! I don't even know how many weeks Riley is at this point...

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  3. He is beautiful! The first cold we found to be the absolute worst, one we survived that I felt like a super hero!

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  4. What a cutie pie! Love these posts they will be so great for you to look back on one day. Ethan is just such a doll, wish we lived nearby so I could hold that sweet baby!

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  5. Our guy is lean and long as well, don't stress too much. I know easier said then done though. He was in about 7-10% at about the same time as Ethan and has gone up to 30% at 10 months. Colds are no fun..we are battling strep throat right now. The Nosefrida is amazing! Love his sweet smile and adorable striped outfit!! Sweet, sweet boy!!

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  6. Such a sweetie! So glad he's starting to feel better... it's no fun when you can't breath! :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  7. Poor sweet Ethan! Teething is just torture. Glad he is getting spoiled with Mama snuggles, that's the best medicine.

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  8. He has the sweetest face! What a little darling! I am glad to hear he is feeling better!
    -Shelley

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  9. goodness gracious, he is so adorable.

    glad to hear that he is feeling better. teething is the worst.

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  10. I know far too well about weight lectures at the dr's. but hang in there! More solids helped us big time ( although my 11mo old hasn't hit 17lbs)- turns out she just prefers food! Ethan is adorable!

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  11. That walker is awesome! He is such a happy little guy - even with a cold:)

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  12. what a cutie he is!! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  13. Oh Natasha...glad he is feeling better. So hard when they are sick. You're home full time now right?

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  14. That picture of him in the bathrobe kills me! He gets cuter everyday.

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  15. Such a sweetie! Love the picture of him in his walker!

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  16. So glad to hear he is feeling better. Such a cute little face!!

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  17. The Giants bib....love it. What a good boy :) xoxo

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  18. I think he just gets cuter and cuter every week! I must try out that teething toy, my little girl is a drooling chewing machine these days!

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  19. Aww he is the sweetest. I hope he feels better soon!!! I keep thinking that I will find separation anxiety cute also LOL

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  20. Oh, I hope that cute sweet baby doll feels better soon! He is getting so BIG =) I have an itzy ritzy shopping cart cover too and loooooooved it! Speaking of, guess I need to find it and get it washed, LOL I just wanted you to know that though I am not on my computer much to actually comment, your blog is on my home screen and I keep up with you daily!! xoxo shel

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  21. Sick babies with stuffy noses are the worst! B just cut her first tooth today! Hope he feels better soon.

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  22. Oh I love love love that hat! & hopefully he is feeling better!!

    Hannah
    cjnmommarazzi.blogspot.com

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  23. Poor baby!! I can't believe he got so sick :((!! We love the zoli teethers, Matthew dives for them when he sees them, for some reason he always likes to chew on the other end, annoying. LOL that cat looks a little angry that he is grabbing for something, or asking to have a staring contest haha!!

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  24. He's soooo cute! My baby is 16 weeks old and growing so fast. And changing! He's so precious.

    Kisses from Poland!
    Agnieszka & Kubuś

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  25. I love the separation anxiety, too!! Haha!

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