Wednesday, January 21, 2009


When I had Ethan, many people told me that as soon as he gained enough weight, he would easily sleep through the night. HA! Once again, our son has proven that he has his own set of rules and we are here to cater to his demands. I was reading today about babies and sleeping and most of the articles said that by 4 months, your baby should be sleeping through the night. And if you haven't already started "training" them to do so, you are severly screwed. I am terrified and now think that my son will never learn how to sleep and it is all my fault for not starting earlier.

Here is the situation. By 7pm, he is tired and wants nothing to do with playing or hanging out with Mommy or Daddy. He definately established that he is a morning person when he woke up at 6am giggling (that is just wrong!). We basically pick him up from daycare, feed him, make a few faces at him and then put him to bed. I tried to keep him up until 8pm (some article deemed this the appropriate hour for bedtime) and he basically screamed from 7 to 8. At this point 2 weeks ago, he would have slept until 1-2am and I would put his paci back in and he would go back to sleep. Then he would wake up at 5am and eat. Now... he wakes up screaming at 10, 1, 4 and then gets up at 7am for the day. Not just fussy at 1am but full on screaming at the top of his lungs. It is not nice to wake up that way. I tried his paci, and he refused. I tried to pat him and tell him to go back to sleep (like to books say) and it does not work. The only thing that works is feeding him. So now, we are back to square one. I have regressed and the books basically say it is all my fault. I am now doomed until he is 18 to never sleep again.

I have a co-worker who had her daughter at the same time. She said she has never even heard her cry. WTF???? I think, what if my son was like that. Then I think that he probably wouldn't smile as big, or laugh as loud or snuggle as much. :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Just Cause

Just cause it was cute.

Family Photos

We decided this weekend that we needed some family photos. Ethan is getting so big now. His new thing this week is giggling. It is very cute. He loves to flirt with all the ladies who think he is adorable. He is becoming very talkative. It is the beginning of the end to the silence in our house. He is so much more fun now that the colic is gone. I am looking forward to him being able to play with other kids. He has a girlfriend in daycare. The are crib neighbors and love to smile at each other.

Present from Nana

The best part about babies is being able to put whatever you want on them and they can't argue. Ethan's Nana got him this ridiculously cute bear jacket. It is huge and will probably fit him for the next 2 years, but he does look very cute with it on.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

As most ofyou know, we are insane and drove to NY again. This time it was so much more fun as there was a ginormus storm chasing us. We made it there in 23 hours and 3 minutes. Once there, it was nice to be back and Ethan was happy to be spoiled again. He was the only one who got any rest in those 23 hours. I will say that I impressed with Kevin's ability to drive on ice. I don't think I would have made it without a trip in the ditch. Well, here is our Christmas vacation.

It wouldn't be Christmas if Gramma wasn't making Kuchen for everyone. Ethan was able to help this year.

Mmmm, yummy!

Daddy wanted to spend some "quality time" with his boy. Meanwhile, I was making tiaras and purses. Thanks Daddy!

Awww, that is so cute!

While in NY, Ethan turned 3 months. He is getting so old!

Pa and Alicia sledding in the yard. (Yes, this is where Kevin grew up :) It was way too cold outside for me. I was inside watching from the window.

I just love little baby shoes!

Gramma & Pa
Daddy and his little girl!

Merry Christmas! Look, Alicia got something from America Girl! That pretty much summed up her Christmas presents.

Ethan's first Christmas. Can't wait til next year when he can tear through them himself!
As his Sissy would say, What the??

Love it! This will have to be framed and put up in his room. Maybe one day, we can look back when he is playing baseball and see his first jersey.
It took a while but the kids eventually figured out my prank on them. It took a while to glue money to the inside of magazine pictures but it was worth it. Watch out next year kids, I have nothing but time!

Gramma & Pa with all the grand kids.
I think this was a result of being cut off from civilization. Kevin without his crackberry...

Daddy with the kids. Love the matching outfits.
I'm not sure which one of these is cuter. They both crack me up!

Ethan's Christmas present from Santa.