Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The goal

Just so many fun things to do this summer. Ethan is fitting into the family wonderfully and my main goal over the next few weeks is to get him used to his crib. For the life of me, I couldn't get him to sleep in it because of having to be under the photo lights or other things. So finally, we have all of that done and can focus on sleeping in a crib. Right now he is sleeping in it and I am so excited. The only downfall is that we can't go on outings with the older kiddos so he can get used to sleeping in it. Now I have got to take this mothering skill to the next level: managing three kids schedules!

So far we are getting better and better; except I am not finding any time to work out, which I desperately want and need.

For your viewing pleasure, here is Ethan's one month picture from the middle of May. I just got it in the mail. I just have to share.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

8 Weeks

Ethan is 8 weeks and so much more aware of everything. He is very attached to me and it is just as sweet as anything. He is cooing and smiling like crazy and I am doing my best to enjoy and remember these moments. I remember loving Kaitlyn and Jackson, but it just never is enough.

Ethan got his shots this week and a checkup from the doc. He is doing great - 13.3 pounds and over 24 inches long. He is in the 75 to 90 percentile for height and weight. I am not sure if he will be as big as Jackson. He was always over the 97th percentile every time and still is.

Kaitlyn just got a pair of tennis shoes and working on tying her shoes on her own. Jackson is still working on potty training. He went no. 1 and no. 2 this weekend on the potty just to get the prized we had on the mantle for two weeks, but won't be consistent. It would have worked so well if he was ready before Ethan was born. Ah, such is life.

Here are some photos.

Summer is hot and we are full of fun with library time and other fun activities. Lots of pool and swim lesson action. My huge hurdles this month will be to get exercising as I still have a lot to lose compared to my other pregnancies and getting ready for 7-Eleven work again. The kids miss school, but I think they are having fun relaxing too. Kaitlyn and Jackson are two peas in a pod and have had a lot of time to bond and play together.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ethan is 2 Months

Well, big news in the Meche household - Jackson went on the potty all by himself. He finally decided he wanted that Buzz Lightyear toy on the mantle and did it. There was a car the next day and he decided he wanted that too. What these kids won't do for a toy? LOL So we got that rolling and hopefully we will get better with that.

Ethan is two months old today and he is going strong. He is sleeping better at night, but I still don't know what to do about the sleep situation since he is in the bedroom downstairs and we all are upstairs. He is smiling and cooing away and starting really smiling right at 7 weeks. He loves mommy. Last night Brandon was trying to put him to sleep, but he didn't have any of it. He calmed down only with me. Love the feeling; but when all three kids want mommy at one time, my little heart is torn.

We had his baptism this past Saturday and it was so nice. We did it at our old church because of scheduling. And then ate and swam at our house. In this heat, that is about all you can do.

Enjoy the pictures.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Ethan's smiling and Kaitlyn is Opening a Restaurant.

Well, we need to blog and send updates. The last couple of weeks are a fog because little sleep and continuing to take care of the kids has been wild. School is out and I don't have them in a program because we have so many activities we can do for free around here. It is nice to be able to sleep in a little bit and not have to go pick up the kids at a certain time. That has been super great, but last week with them out of school has totally worn me out.

Ethan has started smiling this past week and in the last few days I have noticed eye lashes growing out. So cute!

Jackson loves holding Ethan and asks for him all of the time. He tells Ethan it is okay when he is crying. Kaitlyn will pick up Ethan and sing to him.

Kaitlyn is into cooking up "yummy" concoctions right now. Today she created her own restaurant and served everyone.

Tomorrow is going to be a lot of fun. Ethan has to get a sonogram of his abdomen tomorrow and can't eat 4 hours before it. I don't know how we are going to hold him off. He is still a little yellow and he was negative for Gilbert's disease. So now they are going to do more tests. Everything so far has shown a healthy boy and I really think it may have to do with breastmilk jaundice as it can last a long time.