Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Ethan 18 months

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sick again? & 18 months!!

I Instead of taking Ethan to the doctor tomorrow for his 18 month appointment, we went today for a fever & cough. He has a sinus infection and is on antibiotics again. Joy! We went ahead and did everything except his vaccines today. He will get those when he is finished with the antibiotics!

Here are his stats for 18 months:

Height: 35.5in (>95%!)

Weight: 28lbs 2oz (85-90%)

Head Circumference: 51cm (>95% Huge!)

He is walking, running, talking, laughing, and generally having a grand time! He is such a joy right now. He is starting to have more "toddler moments" & I think the terrible two's are approaching a little early.

He loves saying & waving hi & bye bye. To everyone! It is really cute. Since he got his tubes in his ears, his speech has really started taking off!

Ethan's list of words includes:

Abbie (in-laws puppy)
Puppy (or sometimes pup-pup)
Not a word, but he loves to say "mmmmm" when he is hungry or sees food. Imagine this times 1,000 when we are at the grocery store!
Diaper (we can understand it as that)

He loves to give & blow kisses. Whenever we say "I love you" he responds by giving kisses :) It melts my heart! He definitely understands what we say to him and ask of him. He responds appropriately with yes or no answers and/or head shaking. When I say it's time to change his diaper, he goes to his room. Time for a bath, straight to the bathroom. Time to eat, straight to the highchair. If he sees any signs of us leaving (clothes, shoes, purse, or coat) he RUNS to the door "Bye bye bye bye" and gets very antsy until we leave!

He knows where his eyes, nose, ears, mouth, belly, feet, & head are!

He has 7 teeth (4 on top, 3 on bottom). I think he is working on getting a molar on the bottom left side.

He is in size 5 diapers. Size 24 month sleepers. Some 18 month shirts but mostly 24month clothes due to his height.

We will take his 18 month pictures tomorrow & I'll post them then

If you can take a moment to wish us luck....we put an offer on a house last night and we hope we get it! It is bank-owned and it is a fantastic deal. Brand new & over 2,000 square feet. We love it and really hope we get it. We may not hear back for a week or two, so I have to learn patience!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011


I have no excuses for not blogging in so long! Life is super busy with a toddler, husband, & full time job! I will make this update fairly short & try to start blogging more (I know, I've said that before...)

Since my last blog in August, Ethan started having febrile seizures. His first one on August 19th was terrifying and lasted almost 20 minutes. He had to be intubated, sedated & life-flighted to Seattle Children's Hospital. We spent 2 days there waiting for all of the meds to wear off & make sure he was okay. It definitely put things into perspective for Chris & I. Since that day he had a continuous ear infection in one or the other ear. He did 6 rounds of antibiotics until he had another febrile seizure October 20th at 1am. Thank god for baby monitors!!! I woke up to a weird noise from him and found him seizing in his crib. His temp got up at 104.5 both times and it was so scary! Thankfully this one ended fairly quickly. We met with an Ear Nose & Throat doctor in November and 1 week later Ethan had tubes put in both ears (November 17th). Praise the Lord!!!! We are hoping this will solve his ear infections & stop causing fevers, so hopefully no more seizures! He is at more risk to have more seizures given how complex the first one was. Hopefully he won't though!!!

He will be 18 months old in 10 days! Where the heck has the time gone? I WILL post pictures & an 18 month update this month because he is learning & growing SO fast!

On the weight loss front, I am down to 154 & fluctuate up or down about 2 pounds. My friend & I joined a gym right by our work and go on our lunch break 3-5 times per week. I haven't lost any more weight, but focusing more on resistance/weight training to tone up!! I can tell a difference in the month since we joined! I have also increased the amount of time I can run to about 15 mins straight right now which is huge for me! Next goal is to run a 5k!!!

We are in the process of starting to look for a house to buy!! Hopefully this happens SOON!!!