Thursday, October 29, 2009

3 months

I can't beleive I have a three month old baby! You have become so animated this month and it is just so much fun to watch. You wake up with a smile every single morning and it usually stays on your face until you go to bed (which is between midnight and 1 am...can we talk about that, please!) You laugh like it is coming right from your toes and it is the best sound I have ever heard. You are growing so much (weight and length to be determined on Tuesday) and I am putting more and more of your clothes away for good (*sniff*) You are OK with entertaining yourself some of the time but you usually like my full attention and you run on with half hour monologues that are just the cutest. When you are not babbling away, your fist is in your mouth. More recently you have started sucking on your bottom lip...teething? I think so!

It's funny how I was wishing you would stay tiny forever, but I am loving every moment and just can't wait to see what comes next!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandma Cook

We hope you have a fabulous day (Auntie Dianne, too!) XO

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Our external hard drive, the home of all the pictures I have taken of my son in the last 2.5 months, does not want to make an appearance on the computer. This means I have no access to those pictures. Darin swears they are not lost forever but, being the technical retard that I am, I can't help but panic. All those teeny weeny baby pictures! Will I have proof that by baby has doubled his birth weight by 3 months? (that's right, doubled, by three months! His official 2 month weigh in was 13lbs, 12oz and 24.5 inches. Apparently breast fed babes should gain a little over a pound and one inch every month to double their weight by 6 months...Doctor says Ethan is doing great!)

Here are a few pictures that were on the flash card from the last week...

Friday, October 16, 2009

Blackmail Photos

(aka, the ones I will show his first girlfriend)
I love the blurry shots...shows just how much you move!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


We are lucky that Ethan has some older cousins that have outgrown some cool things and have decided to pass them on to us (thanks, guys!) Now that Ethan is holding his head up pretty well on his own we tried out the Bumbo seat. There is lots of controversy surrounding this little chair (I really got a kick out of this article; deemed distasteful by BHG and comes in colours including yellow, aqua, and LIME GREEN. No child deserves to be visually assulted with lime green. Ha! I happen to like the lime green) Clearly I would not leave my son unsupervised in this seat but Ethan seemed to get a kick out of sitting up unassisted.

Bad Blogger

I have every intention of keeping things up here, really I do, I'm just not finding it that easy. First there is the time thing. Ethan is such a good little guy, hardly fusses at all and is a pretty good sleeper...if I am holding him. I'm not kidding - the second I put him down his little eyes pop open and it's game over (currently he is sleeping in his car seat, having fallen asleep on the way home from a visit with daddy at work) I find it hard enough to get the laundry in so I feel pretty guilty doing things I enjoy when housework is piling up. Also, I've never done well on little to no sleep so at the end of the day when Ethan calls it a night, that's all I want to do as well.
The second thing holding me back is...well I just can't think of what to say. It's not that I have nothing to say, it's that I find it so damn hard to articulate things these days. I literally forget what I am saying mid sentence half the time. Seriously. I want to make sure I document things. Time is going so fast and I don't want to miss or forget anything. I don't want to come up empty handed when Ethan asks what his first year was like (to say it was a blur would be a little disappointing, I'm sure.) I'm loving every minute but I want pictures, stories, momentos of all the happy moments we share every day.
At the 2.5 month mark I should have this figured out, but I don't. At least my little man is happy...that I won't forget.
(all bundled up and hitting the open road for The Big Trip...Zia Michelle's wedding in Ottawa two weeks ago, another post I will get to soon!)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I have taken to carrying a little towel in my pocket because everytime I look at you you are blowing tiny bubbles that collect and run down your chin. I'm not sure if you are starting to teethe (it can happen as early as three months!) or if you are just a drooly little guy. You don't seem to be in any pain but you constantly have your fist in your mouth, another clue it could be teeth! You are not a thumb sucker and you don't take a soother (unless I hold it in your mouth for you to chew on) but this is how you spend alot of your time...

Sunday, October 11, 2009

givE THANks

I was at the Superstore doing some grocery shopping, and of course had to check out the seasonal offerings they have in their 'fun' section. There was this cute little sign made out of blocks that read GIVE THANKS. The middle five letters stood out immediately and I was flooded with all the reasons I have to be thankful. It was this time of year 3 years ago Darin and I decided it would be a good time to start a family. It was a long road to get here (but it could have been much,much worse. Another thing to add to the thankful list) but here we are, our family of three. To be honest, right now I am finding it very difficult to articulate all the things I want to say (seems to happen to me a lot, lately...mommy brain??) I just know I am overwhelmed with the love and happiness in my life and am so very greatful to all the people in it. Especially this little man. Love you.