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Friday, June 29, 2012

Easton at 5 Months!

Gosh, is our baby boy 5 months old already?! He is such a love and brings SO much happiness into our lives!  He has been a busy boy lately.  He had been starting on some solids (which he loves), started weaning off the swaddle blanket =(, and trying to sit up.  I hate that I am having to start taking him off the swaddle blanket because that only means he is starting to grow up.  He had started trying to roll to his side and tummy to sleep and so he can no longer be swaddled.  So we are starting with just 1 arm swaddled for a week, then both arms out for 1 week and then we will try him without it completely.  Wish us happy sleep prayers....=)  So far with his solids he has had cereal and squash.  He LOVES them both! I cant wait to start trying even more.  Its so much fun watching him experience these new and different flavors.  He also is working to try and sit up.  I can tell because he would rather be playing and using toys that keep him upright instead of lying down. 
Weight: 13 1/2 to 14 pounds
Diapers: Size 1-2
Clothes: 0-3 some still fit and some 3-6 starting to fit! YAY!

- Eats 5-6 ounces every 3 hours.
- Eats cereal after his 9 oclock bottle and loves it! (tried- 6/13/12)
- Has been eating a whole 2.5 oz container of squash after his 12 oclock bottle (LOVES). Tried squash-6/24/12 Soon we will try another veggie and some fruit. I cant wait!!
- He can now reach his feet to put them in his mouth (so cute!)
- He is starting to get tickelish on his thigh and under his arms.
- Has started fighting some naps.
- Love to scream when hes playing and make his little man noises.
- Laughs a lot now. Especially if you surprise him and say Boo! Its so adorable and as long as he laughs I will continue to do it just to hear him.
- Prefers more upright toys like his walker or bumbo.
- Recently he has decided that he likes being sung to. I sing the goofiest songs but he doesnt care. He gets real quiet just to listen and just smiles.
- Have started to wean off the swaddle blanket.
- Now rubs his eyes when he is tired.
- Sleep: Lately he has been waking up at least once, sometimes twice, in the middle of the night. But then there are some nights where he does sleep through the night like he usually does. I just go upstairs and give him his paci and he's good. Im not sure if it is a growth spurt or if he is teething. I feel some nights like I have a newborn again. I was spoiled from the beginning because he was such a good sleeper.
- Im not sure if he is teething or not. There are some things he does that make me belive that he is and then sometimes I wonder.
- He is so strong. He is always trying to lean forward to sit up.
- Also loves his wubbanub paci


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

We decided to head down to the beach for Memorial Day this year.  We left on Thursday 5/24/12 and came home 5/27/12.  This would be Easton's first trip to the beach! He was 4 months old.  Since it takes about 4 ish hours to get there we knew him sitting in a car seat for that long, awake, would not be fun.  We decided to leave at 9pm, his bedtime.  I did all that I could think of to get him relaxed.  I bathed him, then put on his PJ's, and then gave him his bottle.  I put the swaddle blanket in the car to wrap around the front of him so he would think he was swaddled in bed and sleep the whole way.  And....HE DID!!  We ran into road construction, go figure, and it took us about 5 hours to get there instead.  Once we were there, about 2am, I swaddled him for real and put him in the crib.  He went right on to sleep and slept the rest of the night.  Good Boy!  The next day we got up and sat on the porch and ate breakfast for a little while before heading outside.  I wanted E to hang out at the pool for a little while and experience the water since he LOVES the tub.  Its his first time in a pool.  
 His serious face:
 I just love when he gets tickled!! I could just eat him up!
 All dressed and slathered with sunscreen.  Looking extra cool!

 I was surprised because he was actually kind of indifferent to the water.  He didn't hate it but he didn't just absolutely love it.  I guess that will come with age.
 Little bald headed Angel!
Kevin and his brother with their kids: Jake, Caroline, and Easton.  Good picture!
 I'm thinking Mommy and Daddy had more fun than E.
The next day, Kevin and I went out with his dad, brother and my nephew on a deep sea fishing journey.  Kevin's dad had bought himself a new boat and wanting to test her out.  We went fishing for several hours.  We caught our limit of 6 Amber jack, a trigger fish, and LOTS of red snapper.  Of course it wasn't snapper season so we had to let them go.  But they were whoppers!  I only have pictures on my phone and I don't know how to get them on here.  So for now you will have to believe this fishing tail! =)  
On Sunday Easton woke up and was being very fussy and crying alot which was very unlike him.  He also was running a little bit of a fever.  I was thinking maybe it was just a little cold he had picked up from daycare.  Kevin had hurt his back about a week before the trip and had re injured it when trying to pick up his niece.  So he had decided he wanted to go the the American Family Care at the beach.  The rest of the family was going out on a boat ride.  I really wanted to take E on his first boat ride but decided that it would be better for me to take him to the doctor with Kevin to find out why he was so ill.  Not a very fun part of our beach trip.  The doc said that Kevin had "tweaked" his back and that E had a double ear infection!! ugh! His first ear infection and its a double one.  My poor baby!  So I was playing nurse to 2 babies.  So since we were never able to take Easton down to actually play on the beach, we just went down to take some picture before we left.  (I had to have some pictures to prove he was at the beach for the fist time.)  =)  He did very well considering he didn't feel good.
 Family photo:

The ride home took us almost 6 hours because of a wreck on the interstate! And driving in traffic with an injured husband and a sick baby is not my idea of fun.  E got restless and sick of being in the car seat.  Thank goodness for an ipad.  But overall the trip was great and very memorable!  We are hoping he will be able to enjoy his next trip even more.  Because it may be a while....=) We'll see...  

Monday, June 18, 2012

4 Month Check-Up

On May 22,2012 Easton had his 4 Month Check-up.  Doctor M said he looked great! He was impressed that when he pulled on his arms to get him to sit up, that E just stood up instead.  Dr. M said that Easton was a little small for his age, but that his height and weight were proportional.  He said he thinks he might be about like Kevin.  That's perfectly fine with me so long as he is a healthy boy!  He showed Dr M how he could roll from his belly to his back too.  We are still working on rolling from back to belly.  He gets about half way and then I have to give him a nudge.  Easton got 3 vaccines. 1 Oral and 2 in the muscle.  He always does much better than me.  He cries for just a second or two.  Once I give him his paci he's good.    
As soon as he was put in the car seat, he was out! Funny how its so quick when we leave the doctor's office.  It usually takes much longer for this little fellow to sack out in the car.

Weight- 12 Pounds
Length- 23 inches long
Head- 16 inches
Clothes- 0-3
Diapers- Size 1

Friday, June 1, 2012

Easton at 4 Months Old

Here is our baby boy at 4 months old! This little man is my Love! 
Weight: 12 Pounds
Height: 23 inches long
Diapers: Size 1
Clothes: Wearing 0-3 months. (Haven't even tried 3-6 bc I'm sure it will be huge.)

E Lately:
*Loves his play mat
*Likes being held up over your should to see whats going on around him
*Is sleeping in his crib! It was hard at first but now is a relief that I can make as much noise as I want in my own bedroom.  I feel like its my mommy time.  After I put him down I sit in the bed and read or mess around on my phone.  Who would have ever thought I would consider that relaxing. ha!
*Eating 4 oz every 3 hours
*Likes his daycare
*Sleeping 9-10 hours (8:30pm-6am)
*Still loves being swaddled.
*Loves his bumbo
*Smiles ALL the time
*Likes to Oooh and Ahh and "talk"
*LOVES grabbing and holding his feet.  They haven't made it to his mouth yet but I'm sure they will soon.
*Rolls from his stomach to his back.  And half way when rolling from back to stomach.
*Sits very well when supported.
*Putting everything in his mouth (especially his fingers)
*LOVES to kick and splash in the tub!
*Started using medium flow nipples on his bottles
*Loves to sit and stare at his daddy!
*Had his first ear infection (boo! Poor baby) =( 

This little man makes me smile every day! Kevin and I are so blessed to have such a healthy baby boy!
We Love you SO much Easton! I cant believe you are 4 Months Old!!

Meeting Sweet Savannah

On May 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm my good friend Allison and her husband Chase welcomed their 2nd little girl into the world! 

Savannah Claire Williamson. 
6 Pounds 10.5 ounces
20 inches long
 Thankfully Mommy had a fairly easy time during labor and delivery.  I was unable to see her in the hospital due to a crazy work schedule.  So I picked a day about a week after she was born and stopped by their house for a visit.  
She is beautiful!!  I couldn't believe just how small she was.  Its hard for me even now to remember how small Easton was.  Its crazy to think he was almost a whole pound smaller than SC.  I'm not really good at seeing who newborns look like but, to me, Savannah looks like her mommy.   
She was napping when I arrived then woke up just in time for me to snap some cute photos. 

This is Savannah's sweet big sister, Brantley Rae!  I think Savannah is one lucky girl!  Here is BR loving on SC. =)I was able to snap a picture of me and both of Allison's girls.  I had to get in the floor to do it, but that's perfectly fine with me.  I am so overjoyed for Chase and Allison! They are wonderful parents and BR and SC are some lucky girls.  Congratulations!

Thanks Pinterest!

For Mother's Day I wanted to do something special for Easton's WONDERFUL Grandmothers that he has!  So while on Pinterest about 2 months ago (don't have time lately) I found a sign that someone had made that just said "Love" with babies hand and foot prints.  I thought well then I should just add a foot at the top and make it say "I Love."  So for Mother's Day 2012 Easton's MiMi and G got this special gift from him.  He was about 3 1/2 months old. 
 It was fun, but also challenging, to do an art project with an almost 4 month old. Every time I would put paint on his hand he would close it. And every time I would put paint on his foot he would smear it onto his other (clean) foot. As you can see it was a mess. He had it all over Kevin and if you look closely you can see the yellow on his nose. =0) But we had lots of fun and something special to remember this time.