Baby on Board!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Six Months Old!

Hi Family and Friends!

Where has time gone?? I'm half a year old!! I tell you what - these six months have been the best six months of my life! I went from being a small, tiny baby to a happy, chubby baby! I want to share some of the fun things I'm doing as a six-month old:

  • I love to stick my tongue out. It makes people laugh and they stick their tongue back out at me. 
  • I love to "blow raspberries." Do you know what that means? It's when you blow your tongue and make a silly noise. I especially like to do it when I've got a mouth full of food!!
  • Remember how last month I told you I liked to suck my hands? Well, now I like to suck my forearm! There's so much more skin! It's like a corn-on-the-cob! Don't worry, I still love my hands though. Every morning when mommy unswaddles me, they are the first thing I examine and I'm amazed they are still there! 
  • I'm starting to sit up all by myself! I practice almost every day. I still topple over a lot, but mommy or daddy let's go and says, "Look! No hands!" 
  • I eat fruits and vegetables now. So far, I've tried sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, carrots, peas, apples, peaches, and bananas. My favorite has been apples. We think I had a reaction to the green beans - I got a red rash on my face and was itchy. We will try again in a couple weeks to see if anything happens. 
  • I sleep 12-13 hours every night, with usually two naps during the day. I love my sleep. 
  • Did you know that I have two feet? I discovered them not too long ago! I can't put them in my mouth yet, but I love to touch them and watch them feet never sit still! 
  • I love my cat, Max. He makes me so happy. I light up every time I see him move across the floor. I watch him with my eyes, I can hear his meow, and I'm fascinated by his tail! Max even lets me pet him.
  • My jumperoo is one of my most favorite things. I make myself laugh every time I bounce, bounce, bounce! There are so many colors, lights, and things to play with on my jumperoo. I'm strengthening my leg muscles so I can start crawling soon! 
  • I like to reach out and touch the face of whoever is talking to me. I especially like touching daddy's face because he has a scratchy beard.
I'm so happy you visit my blog each month (or each week)! I like sharing with you how great my life is. I have so much to look forward to - especially with Spring right around the corner! I love you all very much!

Ethan =)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sleepy Baby!

I've compiled a couple pictures lately of Ethan's favorite hobby - sleeping!! He sleeps 12-13 hours a night, plus at least two naps during the day. There was one time last week where he actually fell asleep while I was giving him a bottle and he just stayed asleep for about four minutes while I was holding him upright - cracked me up!

 We had a super fun weekend cheering on the Hoosiers this past Saturday. We had 21 people over - 8 of them kiddos!! It was awesome having all the babies together and seeing them just lay there and drool =) Ethan got to see his cousin Jayden, his friends Cooper and Eli, and meet his friend Jackson who lives in Rhode Island!
Ethan and Jackson - unamused to say the least!
Big best friends and little best friends!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Little Valentine!

Mommy's Valentine
I didn't write a post last week because, quite honestly, it's been pretty quiet around here! Eric, Ethan, and I had a wonderful Valentine's Day today. I couldn't ask for two sweeter (and handsome) Valentines! Poor Ethan - I just HAD to do a mini photo shoot today so I put some heart stickers on his onesie and started snapping away. He melts my little heart and I had to try and capture his cuteness (although he never smiles when the camera is in his face)! I'll post a cute picture above and then you'll have to scroll down to the bottom to see what Ethan really thinks of Valentine's Day!

Ethan is in such a fun stage right now and I know it's only going to continue to get better! There are so many moments throughout the day where he just cracks us up! He loves to put anything and everything in his mouth - his favorite thing is his forearm. He said the heck with fingers, I want my whole arm! There are some toys and stuffed animals that he just goes to town's the funniest thing - doesn't matter if it's plastic, fabric, etc. He just wants to eat it! He's also starting to understand the whole "peek-a-boo" and "I'm-gonna-get-you" tickle game. Now that he's becoming more interactive, he's truly a JOY (almost) every second of the day!

The thought of him being six months old in two weeks is heartbreaking!! Haha!! Now I know how moms feel when they say "I can't believe I have a __-month/year old"! I literally feel like we were just bringing him home. I mean, six months?! That's half a year...ALREADY!! I don't feel like I've taken enough pictures or videos to capture his life so far!
We are looking forward to a fun weekend ahead with lots of visitors in town! We are going to have everyone over Saturday to watch the Indiana/Purdue game - basketball and babies!! Ahhh, how times have changed! GO HOOSIERS!
I had to. Timing is everything!