Monday, December 7, 2009

4 month check up

Friday was Evan's 4 month check-up. He is now 17.1 pounds and 26 inches. We went to see a different Doctor a few weeks ago and some of the nurse's measurements were off. Our Doctor said Evan is now in the 75-90th percentile.

She decided that he should stay just on formula until his 6 month check up. She wants to make sure his tummy is ready. She was so happy with how he is growing and developing. The only "concern" she had was the back of Evan's head is getting a little flat. We need to keep him more upright while he is awake. This is not so much of a problem these days since Evan doesn't like being still and laying down for too long anyway.

Hanukkah is coming up on Friday and Evan is all set for his first "Celebration of Lights". We will be eating latkes and lighting candles and Evan has more than enough gifts to last 8 nights, thanks to all of his Grandparents.

Over the past few days Evan has started really connecting the dots. Now when he sees something interesting he tries to grab for it. Doesn't always get it but is trying. It is amazing to watch. He also LOVES Sesame Street. I put it on for him and he laughs and enjoys it so much.

Sleep is back to normal again. He is going down around 7pm and up around 2 or 3 am. The other morning he decided he was up at 6 am. But stayed in his crib until 7 playing and talking and laughing.

He knows his mom and dad and smiles the biggest grin when he sees either of us. What a great feeling to see that smiling face every day!

I think that is everything up to date. We are getting some new pictures taken so once we get them back we will share.

Happy Holidays.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

4 Months already!

We are in shock that Evan is going to be 4 months on Sunday! Time is flying by, before we know it he will be walking and talking :) It is amazing how quickly he is changing. It really seems that every day he is doing something new.

We went to the Dr. the other week to check on Evan's skin. Since he is so fair skinned I think he may have skin issues for awhile. Just a little excema nothing too bad. Anyway, Evan got measured and weighed and I could have passed out! Evan is now.....15.7 lbs and 26.5 inches!!!! Since his 2 month check up he has gained almost 3 lbs and grown OVER 3 inches! We can not believe it. Our little boy who was in the 20th percentile when he was born is now in the 95th and higher! We are going to have a tall boy.

Sadly, Evan's hair is falling out. I am confident it will grow back red. We are seeing his new hair grow in and it is looking the same color.

As for milestones, there seem to be many. Evan can now sit up without support for a little while.

We put Evan in his exersauscer and he has started to use his hands to move different objects. He knows he has these hands but he is not quite sure how to use them. It is fun to watch but Evan gets frustrated when he can't get what he wants into his mouth.

We are pretty sure he has started teething. Evan likes to put anything and everything in his mouth, including Lady's nose. We have many teethers but Evan only likes one. It is a rubber giraffe that squeaks. Lady seems to think it can be her toy too :)

We are excited for Evan's first Thanksgiving. We are spending with some great friends and plenty of pictures will be taken. Can't believe that one year ago we found out we were pregnant with Evan!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Evan is growing and changing

It seems that this past week has been a busy one for Evan. He had a fun Halloween even though he wasn't awake for most of it. Looked cute in the outfits he had though. A patient from where I used to work gave him some clothes that she no longer needed and one was a Tigger snow outfit. I thought it was going to be small on him, boy was I wrong! It gave us a good laugh!

Evan also seems to have started teething. I don't think we are going to see anything for awhile but he is drooling ALL the time and chewing anything he can get in his mouth.

For the past few weeks Evan has been able to grab things and hold them but it seems like he didn't know he was doing it. Starting yesterday and more today that has changed! Evan is grabbing his rattle/teether and putting it in his mouth! It is amazing to watch the changes and to see how he is advancing day to day.

The time change hasn't really affected Evan. He actually slept better than normal the night of the change. His new schedule seems to be he is in bed around 7:15 and will wake up 3 or 4 times at night but just wants his pacifier. He is taking a bottle around 5 or 6 am and then going back down for a nap until 8 or so. Napping hasn't changed unfortunately. He is the 30 minute nap king! I can clock it which is hard. I get lucky some days and he will sleep for an hour. I don't know what to do with that extra 30 minutes!

Grandma BeBe is in town for a visit this week and Evan is soaking up all the attention. He now has enough clothes to wear one to two new outfits every day and not repeat for at least a few weeks. (it seems that way at least).

That's it from here in Bellingham, the weather is turning cold and the leaves are changing.

Happy Fall!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Week 12

Another week in the world of Evan and it has been going great! I think we can officaly say that Evan is now sleeping 7 hours straight! We put him down around 7 or 7:30 and he is not waking up until about 3am! This makes his Mommy and Daddy very very happy. After that feeding Evan sometimes wakes up around 5 or 5:30 and gets his pacifier and will go back to sleep until about 7:30!

Naps are still a challenge and only about 30-45 minutes long. I get lucky some days and he will sleep for an hour or two but that is not consistant at all.

We had signed up for a Mommy and Me class and were so excited to meet other mom's and baby's but it got cancelled for not having enough family's. So we will have to find something else to occupy our Monday afternoons.

Evan is just starting to fit into his 6 months clothes but they are a little big. He is still wearing most of his 3-6 month clothes but is out of the 0-3 months.

Isaac and I both comment on how it seems that Evan grows over night and every morning he is getting bigger and doing more and more.

Evan can now "sit up". If we put him in the corner or the end of the couch he is up and supporting his head. We also just started using the Bumbo (sp?) chair. This helps him sit up with some support. I don't like leaving him in there for long but I think he likes the view rather than always laying down or being carried. Evan is not a big fan of "tummy time" so the sitting up is a good way for those neck muscles to get a workout!

Here are a few pictures from this week! Evan will be 3 months on Thursday! Time flies :)

Have a great week!

His eyes look like they are changing color from blue to green.

Evan "sitting up" on the couch

These are all dolls that were mine as a baby. The pillow in front of Evan was made by my brothers.

Go Devil's! This is the Bumbo chair that Evan can now sit in!

Lady giving her little brother kisses

Happy baby!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Evan was having a blast this afternoon talking to himself.

Evan and the wool cap

I was having some fun today and snapped away. It is getting cold here so someone made Evan this great wool cap and it fits him perfectly! He even let me take some pictures! Too bad when we got outside he wanted nothing to do with the hat anymore.

Evan is becoming this little person with a pretty easy going personality. The main thing that will get him worked up is food. If we stop part way through his bottle he will scream and cry. So we have learned to burp him at the end of his feeding! His reflux seems to be getting better. He is spitting up a lot less.

We are still working on night time sleep and naps. This week we seemed to have successfully dropped one of Evan's night time feedings. He is still waking up a lot but if we go in and soothe him or give him his pacifier he will go back to sleep for a little while longer. Hoping for the day we wake up in the morning and realize we slept through the night. (We can all have our dreams)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Evan on his play mat.

This is Evan on his play mat. He is on the verge of giggling, but for now the smiles and cooing will have to suffice. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Enjoying Fall

We have been having the best weather in Bellingham and making sure we take Evan out to enjoy while we can! Last weekend we went to the farmer's market and a park on the water. The leaves are changing and this is the best time of year up here.

It was a tougher week than usual with Evan. He was having some gas issues and crying more than usual and sleeping a lot less. Today was much better so here's hoping it was a 2 or 3 day phase!

Evan is "talking" so much more now. He loves having conversations with the animals on his play mat and I know that a laugh is just around the corner.

I think my favorite time of the day is when Evan wakes up. He is all smiles and ready to play with Daddy!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What a week

Evan is almost 10 weeks old and had a busy week! We have started to switch Evan to formula and finally found one he doesn't projectile vomit on his Mommy. He seems happy and content which makes all of us happy.

Sleep is still a guessing game. There is more consitinancy but no huge stretches of sleep. He is going down around 7:30 at night and then wakes up around 11 and again around 4 then up at 7. So he is still about 4 hours but hoping that will change and he will start sleeping a little longer at night.

On Wednesday we had Evan's 2 month Dr's visit. Evan is hitting all his developmental markers. He is 11 pounds 9 oz and 23 1/4 inches. He has moved up to the 50th percentile from the 20-25th. Evan took his shots well and slept plenty for two days after!

We are enjoying the smiles every morning when he wakes up and seeing his personality emerge more and more each day.

Here are some pictures from over the past 2 weeks.


Evan enjoying his hand during tummy time

Isaac's mom made this amazing outfit!

You lookin at me?

I love this picture of my guys!

Nap time

a little blurry but great pic

How cute is he?!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pictures from weeks 6 and 7 as well as an update

Ok, so I am still trying to figure out how to do the lay out, I think some of the comments I put on the pictures got cut off, but enjoy!

Being a cute baby is tough work!

Look at the cute monkey slippers. 

Looking adorable as always!

Had to put him in the outfit before he grew out of it. 

Lady wanted to be on the blanket, but settled on sleeping next to it instead

We had just put Evan on the blanket for tummy time and he fell asleep less than 2 minutes later. 

So I took this from a friend's blog to let you know how much Evan has changed in the 8 weeks he has been here!
Height: just shy of 24 inches (was 19 1/2 when he was born)
Weight: 11 lbs 7oz (was 6 lb 13 oz when born)
I discovered: lights! I love to stare at them when Mom is feeding me
New Things I can do this month: coo, smile, laugh (gasp but Mom and Dad take it as I am laughing)
My likes: Feeding time, bath time and any snuggle time with my mom and dad.
My dislikes: Burping, Lady licking my toes, being put down for a nap anywhere that is not my mom or the swing
How I sleep: Still working on this! Some nights 5 hours and others 2 :(
Some food I like: MILK!!!!!
Some toys I play with: Love the play mat and stare at all the toys over me. Also love my inch worm that makes all sorts of noises.
Special Moments: When I look at Mommy and Daddy and start cooing and talking to them.
Something I did that made Mommy & Daddy laugh: smile and make noises!@
I like to say: ahhh, ohhhh (sounds like hi sometimes)
Went on a trip to: the mail box, Marla and Danny's house for Rosh Hashana and Sarah and Todds. Greek fest and the grocery store!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Evan Matthew Konikoff weeks 4 and 5

Here are pictures from weeks 4 and 5 of Evan. Enjoy!

So this is about 7 1/2 weeks over due but I have decided to create a blog so that you can keep up with us and our little bundle of joy Evan. He is growing more and more every day and we love to share what is happening with all of our friends and family. I will try my hardest to post pictures every week.

Evan is growing leaps and bounds by the day! He is smiling and talking up a storm. He loves to coo and I think he is even starting to giggle a little. This is the best sound I think I have ever heard!

Sleep wise, this week has had NO rhyme or reason. Most nights Evan has been feeding every 3 hours, so I have been sleeping about 2 hours or less each time. Then last night we had an amazing stretch of sleep! Evan went down around 9pm and woke up at 2am!!! Too bad after that he didn't go back down until after 4am and then again at 7am. At least we had some sleep. Maybe tonight we can go back to sleep and not keep Mommy and Daddy up for 2 hours :)

Evan and I are starting to get a routine every day and I think it is making both of us happier. He usually wakes up around 7 or 7:30, eats and then we play for about 30-45 minutes and then it is nap time. This is repeated all day. We make sure to get out of the house each day even if it is just to check the mail down the street.

Again, I will try to keep this updated weekly. Thank you for checking in on us and watching our little bug grow!

- Samantha

our first baby Lady

Evan's first bath, this was one of the good parts

We had a pictures taken when Evan was about a week and a half old. He wasn't too happy about posing.

Trying to burp Evan and this came out hysterical. He looks like a balloon!
-picture by Sandi Heinrich