Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
(in case you can't tell - that would be Daddy and Uncle Dustin)
Thursday, March 27, 2008
We've had a pretty good week here. I've worked really hard to get Ethan on a better schedule. He'd been doing great at the 3-hour schedule, but it was never at the same time each day, which made it hard for planning anything. So we've started our day at 7am each day this week, and it has helped so much! Now I know that every day at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm, and 10pm, I am sitting in the recliner feeding Ethan. Then I can plan my outings around that. Of course, I'm not letting it control us - if I need to be out, then I'll bottle feed him while we're out. But since he's been doing so great with his feeding schedule, I can usually count on him to eat (45 minutes), play, (30-45 minutes), and sleep (90 minutes), on each rotation, which allows me to plan my errands and whatnot. Babywise also says this should help him sleep through the night sooner, so cross your fingers! We're not even close yet. He still wakes every 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours, but he almost always goes right back to sleep, so I can't complain too much!
That's about it for us. My parents will be here on Saturday for my Mom's Spring Break, so I'm sure Ethan will get spoiled in the upcoming days! Ethan is very excited to meet his Grandpa for the first time, and to show his Grandma how much he's grown since she was here last!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Enjoy my smiley boy!!!!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
We weighed him on our scale the other day and he weighed 10 pounds! Holy cow! We were so concerned about his weight the first week so we fed him as much as he would take, and now it's hard to stop him!
The past week has been a little rough. I had been so proud of the great sleeper that Ethan was, until this week. I guess he decided that sleeping at night is not a priority in his life right now, and gave it up. For about 5 or 6 nights in a row, he was up about every 30 minutes at night. He'd go to sleep, then wake up screaming 20-30 minutes later (and, of course, we knew he was fed, burped, changed, and should be content). So we'd get up, put his pacifier back in, then he'd fall back asleep. For 30 minutes. Then I'd get up and rock him and he'd fall back asleep - for 30 minutes. Anyways, you get the picture. Thankfully, we got a little break yesterday. Our friends Alan and Melissa came over around lunch time so Lonnie and I could go on a lunch date/sanity check. After that, we dropped off Ethan at Lonnie's parents house and we went home to take a nap. Wow, was that needed! Then all of a sudden last night, he decided to sleep again. He slept for 4 hours, then woke up to eat (although he stayed up for another hour), then went back to sleep for another 3 hours. It was wonderful!!!!
Rachel is going to give us another break tonight. She's going to do the night shift for us and let us sleep ALL NIGHT LONG!!! Yea for sisters!!!! I just hope Ethan decides to sleep for her - I'd feel really guilty if Rachel's up all night long. (But she does owe me - I did that for her when Caden was just a few days old - yikes!)
But during the day, Ethan is great! We're getting into a pretty good routine of eating, waketime/playtime, and sleeping. And, as you know, he does great when we go out anywhere - he just sleeps the whole time.
The password is 'ethanlamp'
At the bottom of this post are pictures of the frames that we bought - too cute!!!!
Here is Ethan at 1 day old:
Ethan at one month old: (oops - I didn't realize he was wearing the same outfit! How embarassing!)
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Ethan got some special lovin' from his Great Aunt Laura...
Monday, March 10, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Camden Ryder King was born on March 5 at 8:35pm. He weighed 8 pounds and was 20 1/2 inches long. We're so glad you're here, Camden! We love you already!
Great job, Crystal! (see? no 10 pound baby! yea!)
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
He weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce. Yippee!!!! It's good to know that he's getting what he needs. He was 21 1/4 inches long.
The doctor said Ethan looks great. We'll go back at 2 months for a check-up (and shots, yuck!).
We went to school this afternoon and Ethan sat through his first faculty meeting. He got passed from one person to the next, and enjoyed every minute of it. We'll go back to school Wednesday morning for picture day! Let's hope he cooperates, because I have to be picture-ready (meaning actually showered, hair done, make-up on, and not wearing pajamas) by 7:45am at the latest. Yikes! I'm hoping for a sleepy boy that morning.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
I've realized there's not a whole lot to take pictures of these days. Either I'm feeding him (which no one wants pictures of) or he's asleep in his crib - nothing too exciting. But here are a few other moments I've captured in the last few days.
We got a great cousin picture this morning at church....
So what do you think - we've got the Willis genes and the Lamp genes. Who do you think Ethan takes after?
And it doubles as a baby hammock...
As you can see, the bath didn't really wake him up. Still asleep (or half asleep)...
We actually had a little outing on Friday. The guys from church always get together for lunch on Fridays, so we decided to crash. Big surprise, Ethan slept through the whole thing.
I just think Ethan looks so cute in his crib. I LOVE going in to get him - you never know what you'll see!
I love this outfit on Ethan - it's newborn size (one of the only outfits that really fit him). BUT...he's outgrowing it!!! Look at his feet, when he stretches out, you can see that he's too long for it! Hard too believe. I can tell he weighs more, too. We go back to the doctor in the morning, so we'll see how much weight he's gained.