Sunday, September 16, 2012

the big 1/6

Happy 2-month birthday to our sweet baby boy!

This month, he had a big task - to put on weight - and boy, did he ever succeed! This big boy put on 4 pounds in just over 4 weeks, and I'm proud to say he's now on the growth chart. He's in the 15th percentile for height and weight (and the 85th for head size...)!!

We're in the phase of batting at objects, studying everything, and those wonderful social smiles.

He's still got big blue eyes and red hair - though there's less hair now, as he's lost the hair on the top of his head and looks like a bald old man. We'll consider it an homage to his great-grandpa Ned, who is smiling down on him from above.

He loves to be held, especially by his dad, who gets most of those smiles. He isn't yet sleeping through the night but he does give us 4-5 hour uninterrupted stretches, for which we are most grateful.

Ethan is so talkative that even the pediatrician mentioned it! No idea where he gets that trait (Joe?). He makes sounds continually, and while he takes his bottle he coos contentedly.

Oh, how I love this beautiful boy.

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