Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Ethan's been home about a week and a half now, and is doing really well. He is eating a lot and filling out, he's starting to look like a chubby baby with some meat on his legs and arms and the beginning of a double chin. When we took him to the doctors the day after we brought him home, he weighed in at 7 lbs 4 ounces, which was quite a bit less than the 7 lbs 10 ounces he was born at. Friday we went to the doctor again (to have him circumcised, poor guy) and he weighed 7 lbs 14 ounces! Quite a bit of weight gain in one week, but I had just fed him about 4 ounces in a bottle on the way there, so that could have added a little extra weight. And he's healing well from the procedure on Friday.
Monday was my first day at home alone as a real mom. While my mom was here we spent a little time getting his room organized and decorated. But she left on Saturday and Eric is back at work during the days, so it's all me now! Ethan actually does really well during the days, he's on a pretty regular schedule of eating every 4 hours. After he eats he usually stays awake for about an hour either in his bouncy chair or swing, both of which he loves. Then he falls back asleep and wakes up like clockwork for his next eating time. Works out pretty well!
Nights are a little different, he doesn't like to be so good when Daddy's home. I think it's because he knows he can get away with more :)
But we love having him, he really has added an extra measure of joy to our home!


Amy said...

He is looking so cute and definitely looks like he is filling out more. I LOVE his name above his crib - so cute!