Friday, April 3, 2009

Update on the Kids

Ethan, Where do I start! This boy never slows down, I'm amazed he ever goes to sleep at night. Speaking of which, Wednesday he wasn't going to go to sleep. Chris was working on a paper that was due the next day. I got both of the kids ready, we said family prayers, Chris put Katelee down and I read Ethan his bedtime stories. Ethan was in bed by 8:00 and down the stairs by 8:05...We took away his Binky's, his stars and even gated him in! I finally had to sit in his room until he fell asleep which was round 10:15. So my nice relaxing night turned into my going to bed frustrated and tired. But we love this little man. He is really starting to talk a lot and will try saying anything you tell him too. He is really good at saying Big Firetruck and Aunt Anna, (which sounds like Hot Anna) He is also getting really good at his facial expressions. He will stand there and tell you a story with his eyes. I just love when he looks at me like I'm crazy! We have finally decided to cut his hair and it's breaking my heart. I just know that when I cut his hair he will look two years older. And I'm not ready for him to be that old yet! Ethan has the most adorable laugh and loves to tease the dog! He also likes to pretend he is a dog, going so far as licking the floor and standing by the window and barking and panting like Soley does! He even loves to drink her water... People say Boys are a handful, so I think Ethan is a Boy on crack, he is way more than a handful! But when he gives me a hug and takes his Binky out to kiss me it just melts my heart of stone! I love this little man and can't wait to see what the future brings.... Katelee, Katelee, Katelee... So as you might have noticed I haven't posted anything about her sleeping habits in quite some time. This is for two reasons: 1. Complaining didn't improve her sleeping at all and 2. I didn't want to jinx it. About a month ago I told Chris, "Okay tonight she is going down un-swaddled and we are going to let her cry as long as it takes." So we put her down around 7:45 and she cried really good until 9:00. I was crocheting and felt like the time really flew by, however Chris was just watching TV and it felt like forever to him. Around midnight she started crying again... I debated getting up and giving her the Binky but thought, no just let her be... She cried for 20 more minutes and then was out again! So since then she has been a good baby. She goes down really good around 8pm and I refuse to go into her room before 3am. She is still getting a bottle in the middle of the night, but once she is fed I burp her for like 2 minutes and then she is out until 7am. So she has improved 100%! The last 3 or 4 nights she has slept from 8-around 4... So wish us luck that she continues to sleep good! She is always smiling and razing all the time. We think she might be teething because she has been a little moody lately... But nothing too terrible! This little girl can make me smile any time, I just love her chubby little cheeks and her really cute personality!
The Nelson family is doing good, Chris is on Spring Break so I have a FULL week of nothing but my Husband and Kids! I can't wait!


Steph said...

Love the pics. You always have such great things to say. I feel like my blogs are so boring. I can't believe how big Katelee is getting. She is adorable. I will keep my fingers crossed for you and her sleeping. love ya

tiffunny said...

Wow your little baby looks like she is getting so big! And yes be prepared for Ethan to look older with shorter hair. I don't know why it is, but it's true - they look all grown up when they're hair is short. But I love the short hair look and always look forward to when we cut Cap's hair after letting it grow out for a long time. Boys are fun that way cause you can't really ruin their hair for very long. If you cut it short & don't like it, it's only a matter of time before it's all grown out long again!!!