Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Eight Months

Ethan Month Seven

DSC08730 Weight 21 lbs 

He loves to dance! Anytime a song comes on he just starts bobbing his head and swaying back and forth. Hilarious!

He understands the word no! Well we have at least trained him to shake his head anytime we say no. It is adorable!

He is sooo close to crawling- well army style. It is probably my fault that he isn’t already crawling, because ever since he has started licking the floor I don’t give him much tummy time. When I do he uses his arms to pull himself around.

Even though he is not crawling he can still get around. Just this morning I sat him on my bedroom floor. He scooted his way over to my dresser, pulled it open, and then stood himself up. He started to pull everything out, but he hasn’t learned that if he lets go he will fall down.

He says “dada” now.

He hates his car seat.

He is starting to get picky about where he sleeps. He will only sleep in his crib, stroller, or car seat(then only if it is in the car and the car is moving.) Although last week he took a decent nap at my in-laws. He also passed out on the bench during sacrament last week. So he is not totally picky, just pickier.

He laughs. He has been doing this for a while. Now almost anything can get him to giggle.

He loves to smile at people. He will stare at people with a big smile until they finally look at him and give him a smile in return.

He is a very active boy. He cannot stop moving. Standing, sitting, jumping, wiggling, grabbing and then repeat every 10 seconds. He will not hold still. Church is starting to get so fun ;)

He finally likes to cuddle, but only sometimes and only when he is tired. I’ll take what I can get.

He has learned to put his arms up when he wants to get picked up.

Life with Ethan just gets better everyday!

Friday, November 5, 2010

And It Begins…

The other night while attempting to get from the sitting to the crawling position, Ethan fell over and hit his head on the corner of our coffee table.  This caused his forehead to split right open. He wasn’t even phased. He cried for maybe a minute and then he was back to his very happy, very active self. He’s a tough kid. Ethan has been glued back together and is doing just fine. And as you can tell below it has really been bothering him ;)


Now with more of this happening… (yea, he did that all on his own)


I think this may just be the beginning of many accidents to come.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Seven Months

 Ethan Month Seven

I can’t believe another month has gone by! It is crazy how fast Ethan grows and how fast he changes. You can tell by his picture that he just keeps getting taller.

20 pounds (Only 2 pounds away from a new car seat. I am dreading this!)

He is always babbling away. He loves to say “Mama” all the time. Although, he doesn’t actually know what it means.

He is teething. This means that my pro sleeper is not such a pro anymore. He still sleeps through the night and if he wakes up it is just once. It is more of the naps that he struggles with.

I can’t decide if he will be crawling soon or not. Some days he’s almost got it and then other days he is completely clueless. I haven’t been preventing him from learning to crawl, but I haven’t exactly been encouraging him either. So that is why I think it is so fascinating that he is figuring it out on his own. It is not like there is anyone at the house crawling around showing him how it is done. I just can’t keep him off his tummy anymore. He will get himself into the crawling position anyway that he can. Then he tries so hard to use his legs to push himself forward. Mostly he just turns himself in circles or goes backwards rather than moving forward, but he will get it eventually.

He loves to stand on his own, while holding onto something of course.

He has started to pull himself up. If there is ever something at his level that he can grab onto, he grabs a hold and pulls himself up. Some days I think he may walk before he crawls.

His favorite toys are still not toys. He loves the tags on anything- clothes, stuffed animals. His favorite toy to play with on his jumperoo is the price tag.

He loves peas, carrots, apples and bananas. He hates sweet potatoes and pears. He likes all of his food cold. He wont take a bottle or solid if it is warm.

He LOVES people. He loves going to the store or anywhere in public because he gets to give so many smiles. He especially loves babies. Anytime he sees a picture of a baby he gets so excited!

We love you Ethan!



Ethan had an eventful Halloween weekend!

Thursday- Ethan headed to over to the Auraria Campus Fall Festival with his good buddy Brynley. They trick or treated and played games. He sported Costume #1- the skeleton.

Ethan's First Halloween1

Friday- Ethan headed off to do more trick or treating with Brynley. This time at the Children’s Museum. He sported costume #2- the giraffe.

Ethan's First Halloween2

Saturday- Ethan went to hang out with the other giraffes at our ward Halloween party.

Ethan's First Halloween4

Sunday- Ethan greeted the trick or treaters disguised in costume #3- Superman.

Ethan's First Halloween

Happy First Halloween!


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