Friday, May 27, 2011

Stats from the doctor visit

Doctor Visit - May 26, 2011

Weight - 20.8 lbs
Height - 28 inches
Head Circumference - i forget, but big ;)

A hearing test was attempted but they could not get an accurate read because of our little squirmer. Finger stick test for iron - he just watched in awe, no tears. Ethan got one shot (third and last dose of Hep B)...whimpered a bit. Then he screamed bloody murder when mom was getting him dressed - he HATES getting dressed!

trying to eat off the band-aid the nurse put on his finger
p.s. - dr. said we have watch E for allergy to dog. I mentioned that we were at a friend's place earlier in the day and they have a dog (yellow lab). It gave Ethan some kisses and the area that got smooched turned extremely red. Doc said if it happens again he should go for allergy test. Funny because Max kisses him all the time and no reaction. This ever happen to anyone? Hopefully it was just a fluke because Ethan LOVES dogs.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Nine Months Already

Well really nine and a half months now.

Ethan is still motoring around on his belly. I'm not sure if he will ever crawl on all fours?!? He sometimes attempts to pull himself up on various things around the house...the stroller (parked in the apt.), the ottoman and some of his toys. He still has a SERIOUS thing for Max. I sometimes joke that I am going to dress up as a ginormous chihuahua just to get half of the attention Max gets. Ethan, I think you love the challenge because Max is just not that into you, my love. Six teeth have made their way through (4 top and 2 bottom). Ethan has started to clap and wave so he tends to make a lot of friends here on the streets of Hoboken. He loves his soccer ball and rolling it back and forth with us (clapping is included). And he LOVES to show us his dance moves, bopping left to right. He is eating basically anything we eat (with the exception of spicy food and sushi). He seems to love legumes (chick peas, black beans) and green peas. He is not a fan of rice and orzo, as they come right back out of his mouth!

Okay - this post is being cut short by the E man himself - - he actually slept til 7:30 am! GOOD BOY, ETHAN! We are going to doctor this afternoon. Will post latest stats later...remind me!

I leave you with some pics from May.

Mother's Day, 2011

Max...always wanting the big people's attention

love that little face :)

I heart this picture

"So long for now!"

Sunday, May 8, 2011

dear aunt fran,

i'm not quite sure how it could be a year gone by already
it still hurts sometimes and feels unfair that you were taken from us so quickly
i am really quite astounded at how much i think about you
and i hope you know how many lives you touched so deeply
i so wish you could have known ethan
he WILL know about you
one night i had a dream and you were hugging me,
but i don't think it was a dream because it felt so real... real that i woke up and smiled

all my love,
your miss piggy