Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I am thankful for...

Ethan turned 6 months today! I am so grateful for his wonderful little life. Thanksgiving is next week and this year I have so much to be thankful for. This time last year Bryan and I had gone through several losses in our lives and could not yet realize how different and wonderful this year would be. I am looking forward to spending some time with our families during the holidays and hope that I can truly be thankful for all the blessings in my life.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Best laid plans...

Well today didn't go exactly as planned and I learned that babies, even my sweet baby Ethan, have their own plans. Ethan was schedule to have his circumcision today(it was going to be a little more complicated due to a structural abnormality in his penis, and the ob/gyn wouldn't do it in the hospital when he was born). We stopped feeding him after midnight and arrived at the surgical center at 6 am. During his pre-op exam the nurse checked his vitals and he had a fever of 101.6. Anyone who knows Ethan knows his head always feels hot and they were taking his temp with the temporal (forehead) thermometer. We made the nurse take his temp 4 or 5 times to be sure. We had kept him out of daycare yesterday because several kids including Gracie had a stomach virus and until they took that temperature we had no idea he was sick. So because it was an elective procedure the doctor recommended postponing the procedure and we agreed. We packed up and left the surgical center and made a stop by our pediatrician's office where the temperature was confirmed and Ethan's doctor said he was the happiest sick kid he had seen but he would probably get worse in the next few days. So here we are, Ethan has been sleeping a lot today, which is very unlike him, and at least we have the weekend to take care of him. I guess we learned today that Ethan is going to do things when he wants to. Although we were disappointed to have to wait for Ethan to have his surgery, I am just thankful each day that we have a healthy happy baby.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Our little pumpkin

Ethan couldn't really trick or treat this year, but I thought I would dress him up anyway. We did hand out candy, but Ethan wasn't really too excited about wearing his costume. I think he only wore it for 10 minutes before he protested enough for Bryan to rescue him. Maybe next year we can join cousin Gracie for some real trick-or-treating.