Monday, May 25, 2009

I suggest a new strategy R2

Well, Ezra has developed a new skill. You may need to turn your volume up for this video. Ezra is already following in his daddy's footsteps and has begun developing his own wookiee call. I have a feeling he's going to be a pretty funny kid someday since he is already a funny baby.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Things we are growing:

I included this one just because he is so cute!
He has a new closed mouth smile that is so hard to capture on film.
Here it is with his tongue sticking out.

Ezra, tomatoes and carrots. Today we went to Target in search of birthday cards and came out with a new bath tub for Ezra. The Bunkers had given us their baby bath tub but Ezra had definitely out grown it a while ago. It was getting hard to wash his legs because they were so crammed in the tub.
Testing to make sure a whale would be big enough.

He still isn't sitting up on his own so we needed something bigger, but not the whole tub bigger. We tried it out tonight and I think he quite enjoyed it. I think we can plan on being splashed a lot more now.

We also went to Home Depot and bought two tomato plants and the necessary items to start them growing on our back porch. It made me really excited to have a real yard someday that we can plant a whole garden in. We put some carrot seeds in between the two tomato plants, so we will see how that turns out. Maybe I will make them into baby food and we can all benefit from our little garden.

Ezra enjoyed being outside while we planted our goods.

He's hoping that his dad will let him play in the dirt too.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Free at Last!

Just wanted to leave a quick little post to let you all know that Ezra's glue has finally come off his lip and that the big nasty scab fell out of his nose...all on the same day! Now everyone will stop thinking that I let Ezra go around with yucky snot stuck to his face all day. There is still a little blood in his nose, but it is so much better. I don't have a super great picture but something is better than nothing in this case anyways. Please check out the other posts I did today, I would hate for you to miss one!

He is pretty fascinated with the items on his sleeve, hence no good pics.

Would you like to be Lean and Trim?

Ezra has started quite an exercise regiment to keep himself lean and trim. He does a lot of kicking and bouncing, he practices standing, and has even started to bring his knees up under him in preparation for crawling. Here are a few demonstration videos in case you want to follow his lead. If they become wildly popular, we may even start his own line of exercise workout videos to pay for dental school.

Whew, we made it!

Despite all the time in the car Ezra was such a champ.
I think he could have hacked it as a Bunker child.

We have officially survived our onslaught of visitors. Don't get me wrong, we loved every minute of it, but it can take its toll. After my mom and sister left we had a two day break until the arrival of Yancy and Leah. They spent the weekend with us and we once again got to enjoy a lot of game playing. They left on Tuesday and that Saturday we picked up Bob's sister from the airport. It was such an awesome week. We spent a lot of time in the great outdoors, which was a nice change for me and Ezra.

We did the freedom trail,

I was sure to take my picture at all the important historical sites.

Concord and Lexington, toured the John Adams home

This was a new bench the Russians sent over to thank John Adams
for all he did for them.
It had only been placed two hours before.
and saw his tomb,

went to Plymouth rock and toured the Mayflower II, visited Plimouth Plantation twice,

hit up the Mt. Auburn Cemetery,

got ice cream from Kimball Farms,

and spent a lot of late nights up chatting. It was so nice to get to know Sherrie better, and it makes me even more excited to move to CA some day. Bob would get home from class and I would have to apologize that I had got nothing done because I couldn't stop talking to his sister. We had a wonderful time. Ezra even survived the week of sleeping in our room.

He usually slept on his matress on our floor, not in our bed.
This was just a morning nap!
However upon returning to his own room he has been sleeping like a champ. Last night he slept from 7:30 to 7:30, and the night before that he slept from 7:30 til 5, at which point he ate and went back to sleep until 8:30. The Ferberizing has totally paid off. He is even napping a lot better. Wahoo!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Sleep?... What sleep?

Why is it that kids get to do what every adult wants to do and adults get to do everything the kids want to? I would love to sleep for ten hours straight each night, take multiple naps and get fed a meal made just for me all throughout the day, Ezra however does not. This week we started on a few new adventures. Ezra's sleeping has been extra terrible this week. I know we have pretty much had visitors non-stop since his last surgery and another one coming tomorrow, which means he gets kicked out of his room, but it has been really bad. I spent somewhere around four hours Wednesday night holding an empty bottle in Ezra's mouth. (He can't have a pacifier, but clearly wants to suck on one, so his bottle has become his best friend.) He has ended up in our bed (which I swore I would never do) quite a few of those nights because we are both too tired to stand next to his crib for hours on end. So out of sheer desparation we decided to start Ferberizing him. We originally planned to wait until the end of our guests, but we just couldn't hack it anymore. It is awful, but doable, and hopefully worth it. I felt like it was worse than surgery the first night, simply because you just have to let them cry for 5, 10 or 15 minute intervals. At least with all the crying going on post surgery I could attempt to comfort him. However, tonight (night 2) he fell asleep with less than five minutes of crying (partially because I'm pretty sure he was exhausted). Now lets hope he doesn't wake up twice in the night like last night.

After a short post-Ferber nap
Ezra snoozed a little more in his swing
while listening to lullaby's...what a life!

We also attempted a sippy cup on Wednesday and rice cereal tonight. Neither went over well, but not too bad. I'm just glad that he will be able to use a sippy cup after his next surgery, which by the way is scheduled for Oct. 5th. We thought he would have to be using a regular cup by then and a sippy cup will be so much better. I'm hoping that by next week Ezra will be checking on me as I sleep the night through, and spoon feeding me all day while I lay around and play with toys; but something tells me that is not going to happen.