Tuesday, August 11, 2009

5 Months (and 3 days) Later

Ethan turned 5 months old this past Saturday. That seems so hard to believe, in a way, but it also feels as though he's already lived a lifetime. Five months ago, today, he was in the OR with his chest wide open, as his incredible medical team (the Ultimate Physician, included) performed a miracle on his tiny little heart. I hope I never lose the sense of amazement that comes along with that.

And speaking of amazing, here are a few of Ethan's current "stats":
-14 pounds, 9 ounces
-24 (and some change) inches long
-eating a little over 4 ounces every 3 hours (except we've been able to drop his 1 a.m. feed -- can I get an AMEN?!)
-on average, takes about 1-1.5 ounces through a bottle each day
-started eating rice cereal with a spoon
-has given us a few giggles, but we're still waiting on that "true laugh"
-has two of his bottom teeth, and it's suspected that more are on the way
-loves it when his daddy sings "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
-can sit up with very little assistance
-rolled from his back to his tummy once (but that darn cast got in the way!)
-looking more and more like his daddy each day:

We love you, Ethan. You are simply amazing. Happy 5 months!


Anonymous said...

That picture of Ethan is just beautiful - what a handsome little guy! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your journey thus far - I can't imagine what it must feel like for the two of you. His stats are impressive - GO ETHAN!
Keep up the great work, Mom and Dad!

Tiffany and Michael Armstrong

Terry said...

A-M-E-N !!!

And amen to looking more & more like his daddy too!!

He's so adorable; I'm so happy for you guys!!!

Auntie Terry

Anonymous said...

He is such a cutie pie...and so blessed to have parents like you two!


Janet Fuller said...

Thanks be to God for all that Ethan has made it through and for the strength you and Jeramie have found each step of the way.

Indeed he is looking more and more like his daddy, just a miniature version. : ) Love you all, Auntie Jan.

Anonymous said...

Okay, now I have to go get Jeramie's baby pic's and compare again.

He is too cute here.

I like the 'stats'. Keep up the work.

I hope the teething does not give Ethan too much trouble, he has been through enough!!

I cannot wait to see him again. I love him soooo much.

Love you guys,
Grandma A

Anonymous said...

Ooop, I meant keep up the GOOD work.

Love ya'll

Grandma A

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