We can't believe our little guy is already two months old. Where has the time gone?
Ethan is a true joy to wake up to each morning...yes, I said morning. For the last few nights (KNOCK ON WOOD), Ethan has been sleeping for 7, 8 and even 9 hour stretches! I know this probably won't last but I have been getting some glorious nights of real sleep. A swaddle has made all the difference. When we first brought Ethan home from the hospital, we attempted the swaddle but we thought he hated it...would scream each time we put him in. But one of the new moms I have met recently suggested I try it again and it worked! And he is such a cutie in it...looks like a pea in a pod. Anyway, getting back to waking up...E is all smiles in the a.m.! We love his big gummy smiles...they just melt us.
Click on this link to view a video i took with the iPhone (not great quality). And please pardon my baby voice : )
Ethan enjoys lying on his back while kicking his chunky little legs in the air. He loves being sung to and listening to his iTunes playlist. He is also visually tracking mom and dad a lot more. The little man is a book fan - he really attends to the books when we read to him. (man I sound like a teacher). Ethan is a bit less resistant to "tummy time". The doctor encouraged us to do some so that Ethan does not get a flat noggin. Oh, and another activity that E is starting to like a lot more is bath time. He really enjoys it now...splashing, kicking and peeing (yep) in the warm water! I think grins are starting to become giggles these days. We are not getting any hearty laughs just yet, but definitely noticing some smiles paired with happy noises! Ethan loves being out and about around town and has met lots of new friends (more on that later). We are slowly but surely getting to know all of the good spots for him to eat and be changed!
Here are some recent pictures...
Tummy Time in the morning.
Enjoying some fun in the sun...well, shade at Pier A in Hoboken
Katie comes to Hoboken to meet Ethan
Tubby Time in the evening.
It honestly keeps getting better and better.