Sunday, 26 August 2012

Our First Overnight Trip

We decided to go to London this past Thursday and see how Ethan did with an overnight trip.  I'm happy to say it went well.  He pretty much stayed on schedule.  We went to London to visit Uncle Matt & Aunt Krista and we all had a good time!

Ethan slept in his Pack & Play.  I bought a mattress pad for specifically for the Pack & Play and a cute sheet to go overtop of it (sorry no photos).

Since Ethan always gets a bath and we didn't really have an option to give him a bath, we decided to put him in the sink :)

The next day we went to the Covent Garden Market and fell in love.  It is such an amazing market (at least compared to what we have here!) and we got some good finds.

Ethan also enjoyed the sight seeing!  He enjoyed it so much he pretty much passed out the entire way home!

And on the way home, I bought myself a yummy (aquired taste) Kombocha tea - yummmmm-o!

Our next trip will be to Toronto where we will stay more than one night.  Now that we know he will do fine, we are more confident in the visit - just have to work on the car ride as a simple 1.5 hour trip to London is like hell on fire!  

Monday, 6 August 2012

Nothing new really

There is nothing really new going on.  Ethan stood by himself tonight, not holding onto anything.  I missed it, but dad saw it.

Since I have nothing new to talk about, enjoy some cute photos below :)

Nothing like some yummy pasta to make a DISASTEROUS mess out of :D 

And then.... we topped it off with a nice juicy steak bone.  Your welcome Ethan.  ;0)

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Our baby is 8 months old tomorrow!

Every day, Ethan seems to learn something new.  He works on something the day before and then the next day, boom, he's up and doing it.  Forget, crawling, now he is standing and trying to walk along furniture. He is 8 months tomorrow, and within this last month he has learned to crawl, sit from crawling, stand up on things, sit back down from standing up, mimics what we do.  It's amazing.  Absolutely amazing.

I think we are now done with purees.  He is eating pretty much what we eat.  Tonight we had fish and quinoa, so I put some quinoa on his tray with some steamed carrot pieces and he ate it.  He loves the baby puffs...and although not very nutritious, it keeps him busy.  I still make our main focus to be breast milk for another 4 months, but he is doing well with cut up finger foods.

Sleeping is going well.  It has changed from a couple months ago.  He now sleeps until about 8am, and then goes down for an hour and 45 minute nap about 3 hours after he wakes.  Then again in the afternoon.  He has been going to bed around 8:30pm, which is nice because we can take our time with dinner, or when we go out somewhere. He no longer need to be rocked to sleep.  He goes to bed awake.  When he does wake up, he occupies himself for a while.  It's nice.

He is such a happy baby.  Full of life and so fun to be around.  It's such a blessing to have a little guy like him around in our lives.  Makes you really appreciate the simple things in life.  He is still pretty cuddly.  Even though he is very independent and wants to do things on his own, there is always room for a little cuddle here and there.  Or moments to just chill with him outside on my lap, watching nature, or the dogs.