While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

Monday, September 3, 2007

The Start of many firsts !!!

This was Ethan when he was two months old. June 2007

My four month old Ethan -- okay so he's nearly five months on the 10th of September, he rolled over finally at my mother in laws house just this evening. He rolled over twice. From his back to his tummy, and then I placed him on his back again and a few minutes later he rolled to his tummy again, although -- he kept getting his arm stuck under his tummy and couldn't get it out. So he's getting closer to being the mobile child who can turn into a holy terror right before my eyes if I don't watch him carefully. So when he rolled over I got all excited and clapped and said, " Yeah Ethan !! " in the high pitched baby talk voice. Mind you I hate doing baby talk but this was an exciting moment for me!! All you first moms out there who witness this stuff first hand and watch your babies grow -- it's almost like a milestone for us too!! He's just growing way too fast !! I took him in for his four month checkup the beginning of August and he weighed 16 pounds and 13 ounces and grew 2.2 inches from his two month check up -- HOLY COW!!! I mostly nurse him -- but occasionally he gets formula -- Enfamil or Similac because I have lots of samples in my house right now. We haven't started him on solids yet and like to wait as long as we can -- closer to 6 months if we can. He eyeballs my hand and watches the food go into my mouth and then he tries and smacks his lips together as if to chew. So pretty soon we'll venture onto solids!!

It's so totally amazing to me how babies grow up way to fast!!!
The time it takes for them to get here always seems to crawl for the expecting parents or at least that's how I feel, and then BAM!! One day they are born and in a few blinks they are 8 years old and about to start 3rd grade!! Enjoy your babies while they are young.

Here's a poem that I've seen in many Doctors Offices -- its so cute and I think really lets us as well those around us that while they are little -- don't expect perfection with the cleaning but to enjoy the baby while he's a baby -- because pretty soon he won't be but the cleaning will never end.

Babies Don't Keep

Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow...
For babies grow up we've learned to our sorrow...
So quiet down cobwebs-dust go to sleep...
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep!!


1 comment:

  1. i think that i need some needlepoint for that poem....and i don't needlepoint. i need to try and remember that more often with my own boys.


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