Ethan has added a few words and a phrase to his vocabulary. He now says "Look" but it sounds more like "Ook" when he points to Christmas trees or Christmas lights. He can also say duck but it sounds more like "Uck" when he''s in the tub with the rubber duckies.
He can also say "Oh Wow! It''s so cute!! Plain as day!
We took Ethan to the zoo on Friday the 29th for his birthday and he LOVED it. I''ll post some pics later. We also celebrated his birthday with family and friends on Saturday the 30th. He had a wonderful time, got lots of nice things and loved his cake!!
Well he''s had a few hard falls to the floor lately and he''s slowing down on the walking. :) I think he''s learning to take his time instead of running. So now he''s back down to just a few steps at a time.
He took 3 steps all by himself today! YAY!!! From our big window in the living room over to the coffee table. He did it about 3 more times then he was done. I tried to catch it on video but he was too fast for me. He was going after a magazine I was reading. YAY my little boy is starting to walk!!!
Nothing really exciting going on with us lately. We got our new countertops for the kitchen and we''re just trying to get everything unpacked and situated. I started school in August. I''m just taking a few classes but it''s hard to get back into the swing of things.
Ethan''s really wanting to walk. Our trick now is to take him out into the grass barefoot. He doesn''t like sitting in it but doesn''t mind standing in it. He walks around our entire yard holding just one of JR''s hands. It''s so cute!
He stood without holding onto anything tonite! I don''t really think he realized he was doing it either. He was wrestling with JR and just stood there drinking his juice. It was so cute! I wonder if we''ll have a walker before he''s 1??
WE GOT IT!!! They accepted our offer this afternoon and we''ll be closing on August 15th! YAY we''re so excited! They may even let us move in early since no one is living there. This doesn''t even feel real!
He pulled himself up on the couch all by himself tonite for the first time ever. I caught it on video and posted it on here. I''m beginning to think Grandma Hammer is right about him walking by the time he''s 10 months! WOW guess I need to get to baby proofing.
Ethan is sitting up so good now!! I still put pillows or his boppy (as I type this he just fell over) behind him so he doesn''t bonk his head, which he has done. He''s not too interested in crawling right now. But the Dr said not to worry about it and that some babies don''t crawl until after they walk. I think he''s too heavy in the midsection. :)
It''s been a while since I updated everyone. We''ve moved and unpacking and taking care of Ethan has taken up a lot of my time. At his 4 month appointment on January 31st he weighed a whopping 17 lbs! He''s in the 95th percentile for his weight and the 99th percentile for his height. He''s my chunky tall boy. We started him on solid foods when he was about 3 1/2 months old and so far he''s loved everything. He''s eaten all different sorts of combinations. He didn''t like peas at first (I don''t blame him) but I changed to a different brand and he loves them. His favorite is green beans and spinach. He''s like his mamma. He likes any kind of the fruit but plums and prunes are not his favorite. He''s been rolling quite a bit and is starting to grow a little more hair on his bald spot on the back of his head. :) He''s holding himself up on his arms really well and is starting to sit up unassisted pretty well too. I just can''t believe he''ll be 5 months old tomorrow!!!
From his back to his tummy. I got him up and laid him on the couch to change him before I fed him and he had rolled all the way over. He''s been so onry acting lately and I think that helped push him a little more.