Saturday, February 19, 2011

All in a week

As you may have guessed, it has become a little harder to find time to blog these days!  I'm not complaining though.  I'd rather hold my baby than sit at a computer!  Right now I am enjoying a cup of coffee and listening to the clicking of the swing where Ethan is sleeping while John, Aaron, and Granddad are visiting Great Grandma and Grandpa Farnsworth.  I figured now was as good a time as ever to post a new blog entry. 

Today is Ethan's 1 week birthday! I cannot believe how fast time is flying and at the same time, how it feels like Ethan has always been here, part of the family.  This week has been a little bit of a blur as neither John or I have gotten much sleep.  But its the kind of sleep deprivation that is acceptable because you know that you're taking care of little miracle who can't do anything for himself.  It's nice to feel so needed and to get back that snuggle time that is lost on Aaron now! 

Aaron is adjusting well to the big brother role.  We were a little worried the first day we were home together as a family by ourselves.  He acted out a lot and was quite a handful.  We've nick-named him the Destructor due to the constant trouble/messes he makes!  He also wanted very little to do with Ethan or the parent who was holding him at first.  Now he regularly checks on his little brother when he's in the swing or will go and give him a hug or pet his head.  He was very concerned at Ethan's doctor appointment and stood guard while the doctor checked him out.

Ethan is an angel.  He is perfectly healthy which we are so grateful for.  He rarely cries and so far has been a pretty easy baby.  We aren't near as worried about things as we were with Aaron - something that just comes with the second child I suppose.  I think we stayed dormant for several weeks when Aaron was born but we've already gotten out a little bit with Ethan.  Our growing family fits perfectly in my car right now but there isn't a lot of room for anything else!

We've gone to the park twice this week and Aaron couldn't be more happy to get out and run around.  He mustered up even more courage between our last visit to the park in the fall.  Daddy showed him how to do the rock wall and by the time we left Aaron could do it on his own. (With John spotting him.)  He also goes down the tallest slides like a pro now.

I still hope to get the birth story up soon.  It's a little more time involved so I'll post it another time.  For now, here are some more pictures of life at the Farnsworth house over the last week.

 1st "Bath"

Daddy feeding Ethan

Aaron with his favorite hat from Amy

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