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?!