Wow! I can't believe it's been more than 3 weeks since I last posted.
Our July has been crazy busy, we've hardly had time to catch our breath. I have so much I could/ should blog about. We had Ethan dedicated to the Lord last week, Caleb is currently painting our home (before and after pictures to appear soon), we've spent so much time with friends and family, we've been to weddings, we've spent time at the family cabin, and today was our pastor's last sermon before retiring to become a pastor to missionaries. Unfortunately there just isn't time to blog about everything now. Maybe later...
I did want to make sure I stayed on top of Ethan's monthly updates. He is growing and changing before our eyes. So, here goes.
Ethan, you are FOUR months old now! I can hardly believe it.
~You weigh 12 pounds exactly and measure 23 inches long. You gained 4 pounds since your 2 month check up! You are in the 5th percentile for weight and the 1st percentile for height. Though you are small for your age, people constantly comment on how quickly you are growing and how chunky you are getting. :)
~You've grown out of size 1 diapers and are now wearing size 2 diapers. Just one size smaller than your sister!
~You are beginning to grow out of 0-3 month clothing and are beginning to wear 3-6 month clothing.
~You are nursing or taking a bottle every 3-4 hours. You are beginning to stare at our food like you want it. :)
~You are still a pretty good sleeper but you are beginning to sleep a lot less. You still sleep in your bassinet and through the night most nights. You still wake up once at night every once in a while. You are sleeping a LOT less during the day. I guess you're becoming very curious of the world around you.
~You love when people talk to you. You really like to smile back and coo and blow raspberries.
~As much as you love to smile and coo, you are also a very serious baby. When you're not smiling, you have a very concerned look on your face. I always call you my "little old man".
~You are outgrowing your love for the swing and bouncy seat. You now prefer to be anywhere that you can get attention from your sister and your parents.
~You most enjoy to be on the floor with some toys and with your family near by.
~Speaking of your sister, we are loving watching your relationship develop. You are always watching her and she loves to be near you.
~We had you dedicated to the Lord on Sunday July 24th. Your cousin Ashlynn and many other babies from church were dedicated the same day. We had a celebration lunch after church with both sides of your family there. It was a very special day!
~You rolled over from stomach to back for the first time a couple of weeks ago.
~You hold your head up really well when you're on your stomach now.
~You are beginning to show signs of teething. You drool a lot and recently you've been biting down hard on your mama's fingers.
~You continue to be laid back and easy going. If you are well fed, rested and changed you are happy.
~You still seem to enjoy cuddling and I LOVE it!
~We didn't give you any new nicknames this month.
Ethan, we love you SO much and we are so proud to be your family!
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