Tuesday, November 13, 2012

E Baby is 6 months!

Half a year has gone by since little E joined our family!  He is a bit on the dramatic side.  Usually he is all smiles but when he is mad, oh boy, watch out!  One thing he absolutely cannot stand is being strapped into his car seat!  He is fine if you are carrying the million pound seat but once you snap it into the base he looses his mind! 
 
We saw Dr. Brunner on the 29th of October.  He weighed in at 13 lbs 10.5 oz (50th percentile among other 31 weekers), was 24.6 inches long (75%), and his big old noggin is 17 inches (95%)!  The big news is that he is on the regular growth chart!!  He is in the 1st percentile for weight, 2nd percentile for height, and 50th for head among other 6 month olds!  During our visit I was bragging that he can roll from back to belly.  She asked if he could roll from belly to back and I said not yet, then Easton showed off his skills by doing it for her!
 
We also saw the developmental therapist and physical therapist last week.  They said that he is acting appropriately for his adjusted age.  We will see them again in July when his adjusted age is 1 year old.  They did say that they would be watching his memory and processing closely due to the minor calcification in the frontal lobe of his brain.  His daddy and I believe that he is a super preemie just like his big brother and he will be a normal little boy!! 


As you can see he was not happy about the basket picture this month!!


Another big development is that Easton now eats cereal and vegis!  So far he has had butternut squash and carrots.  Tonight we will attempt our first green vegi, peas!  He LOVES to eat!  He has been reaching for toys and putting them in his mouth.  He constantly has his fingers in his mouth because he is working on his very first tooth!  It is his bottom right, just like his big brother.

 
He has also added a new joyful sound to our home: BABY LAUGHS!!!  Enjoy! 
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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Sorry for the delay!  We had a ton of fun celebrating Halloween!  Daddy helped the boys carve pumpkins.  Logan was very excited about the picture he chose "a cat wrestle doggin' a pumpkin!"
We actually started a week early with Boo at the Zoo in Topeka.  The kids get to dress up and trick-or-treat around the zoo.

Here is our "pet crew" guy checking out the orangutan.
 

He was pumped that this one dressed up as a ghost!  I am thinking she kind of looks like E.T.!

Making pals with the gorilla.

Logan had to stop by and show his favorite "mingos" his sweet get up!

He had a blast playing in the blow ups.

Mr. Easton dressed up as an owl for this event.  He played the part very well, he was nocturnal during it and only woke up at the very end!

Grandma B. joined Logan at his Fall Festival party at school. I was able to sneak away from kindergarten for a little bit to enjoy some scarecrow making! The kids were asked to bring in some of their clothes and make themselves as a scarecrow, too cute!
Hard at work rubber banding the sleeves.
 

Grandma B., Logan the boy, and Logan the scarecrow!
 Later that evening the boys suited up and the neighborhood crew came over for pizza.  It was so much fun having all of the kids together! 

My little E. was a blue-eyed skeleton.  All night I kept reminiscing about last Halloween.  I had just found out that I was pregnant with him but probably would loose the baby any day.  I am so grateful that prayers get answered and that this sweet little boy joined our family!  I am so in love!
Not so scary is he?

Chomping at the bit to go get their CANDY!!!

Easton relaxing in his swing.


My little dudes!

The crew!!  I can't wait to watch these kiddos grow up together!

Trick-or-Treat!!

Happy Halloween everybody!