Ezra has finally entered what I like to call the ‘Guy Smiley’ zone. Every time we smile at him he returns them to us! I think I even got him laughing a little the other day. This is the beginning of a great addition to the family. Before this moment I’m sure there were a few times where I thought “What am I gaining from having this kid in my arms who is crying?”
There have been quite a few evenings in the past month where he is a fussy baby. Sometime after supper. Which coincidentally turns out to be when I take him downstairs to give Vero a break. There are some good nights where he takes the bottle, smiles at me for awhile and then falls asleep (like last night!). There are other nights where I give him the bottle, he smiles for a bit but then for the next hour and a half he is NOT liking life and cries at me for the entire time. I rock him, I walk with him, I twirl him around like pizza dough. Nothing works. These are some trying times! I wonder if he is developing an intolerance like Sierra had even though Vero isn’t eating any dairy. Is there some soy allergy sneaking in there? Who knows? I’ve even had to put the subtitles on Star Trek Deep Space Nine while I’m watching with him because there’s no way I can make out what the actors are saying! Ha ha.
In the past week we are starting to see a transformation for the better. Vero has said that he is starting to sleep from midnight until six am which is a welcome change. He has done that consistently for the past five nights. I also stumbled upon a position that typically makes him comfortable. If I sit him on my knee and lean him forward he seems to not cry as much as was before. This is good! It’s really exciting when a parent finds a little trick that seems to make their kid feel better.
We have been giving him one bottle in the evening of four ounces of milk. So far he doesn’t seem to want anymore. At this point I can pretty well feed him the entire 4 ounces without giving him a burp and then he sits up and burps on his own. Of course, this can vary from time to time but it’s exciting to see that he’s starting to do things on his own. When will he be able to hold his own bottle!?
He is a happy baby and that’s what counts!
After bath time! He seems to enjoy bath time these days. He didn’t care for it entirely at first. Even now I don’t seem him laughing at the thought of water but I’m sure that will change.
Wow, was it this nice outside one month ago? I’m typing this as we got dumped with 10 centimetres of snow!
Some visitors for Thanksgiving
Beautiful morning for a campfire
“And that’s why we don’t talk about politics at the table!”
Ezra’s getting ready for Halloween!
Ezra sure loves snuggling up to Grandmaman.
Et Grandpapa aussi!
Sierra is such a funny person when posing for photos with Ezra.
Sierra wanted to help feed Ezra.
Ezra was lucky enough to get a bunch of more visitors in the past month. Here is Melissa making sure he sleeps well.
He couldn’t stay asleep when Tante Carole wanted to hold him.
Hanging out in the playground.
A typical evening….just the boys hanging out downstairs on the couch watching Star Trek.
Some moments are pretty cool hanging out with this little dude.
But most moments were from a series I like to call “Don’t kid yourself. Behind every good photo of Ezra smiling on this website is ten more of these videos where he is crying for an hour.”
This was probably the last campfire of the year.
Rob and Ezra singing.
This kid cracks me up!
Sierra taking Ezra for a walk showing him all the Halloween decorations.
Who would have thought that 24 years after Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was released, we would be hanging out together watching a concert video from that era. Ezra and Billy sure look alike!
Ezra is taking it all in at the pumpkin patch.
I’m not entirely sure what Ezra thought of my costume!
Nanny Ruth and Beth came to see what all the fuss was about.
To avoid crying, let the kid bring a book to the photo shoot.
I must have been telling a pretty good joke here.
I told Nanny she would have to stay for another few months considering I haven’t mastered this move yet.
I think Sierra was trying to take a selfie. Not bad!
Out for a walk with Maman.
Maman must have been waving a chocolate bar in front of him.
Maman found this pumpkin in our backyard!
This pumpkin definitely moves a lot.
Vero took 20 photos to find the perfect one. I chose this one to post. I’m not sure if she would approve?
Pretty scary business handing out candy.
Ezra was guarding the candy at the front door whenever I would sneak off for a beer.
I had a good laugh when I saw where Ezra’s hands were heading on this photos of Mel and Jonathan! The look on his face says “Awww yeah, watch this!”
Out and about at the St Laurent shopping centre.
I worked from home one day and Vero passed Ezra to me for a few minutes while she had a shower. He fell asleep! We didn’t bother moving him. It was quite interesting trying to type while he was laying asleep on my arm.
Vero called me one day to tell me that there was a leak in behind a wall in the guest room. FANTASTIC. I get home, take a look at snap at photo of this lovely position where the leak is coming from. It’s in behind a joist AND in behind a wall where the suspended ceiling doesn’t have access to. Future home renovators: if you decide to build some rooms, why don’t you move it over a foot or two so you have actual access to the piping when it decides to leak!? What a pain to fix. I had to slice out some sections of the joists and will have to brace them again later. I ended up using sharkbites for most of the job even though they are more expensive. They had a slide coupling which made my life easier as I couldn’t move the two pipes much.
The best part of the job was when I went to turn the water back on and a leak developed from the cut off valve. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? I managed to get it down to a drip every 60 seconds so I waited a few days until Dad came down so we could patch that up. It was also a pain of a job which required another section of the joist to come out.
Sierra bringing Ezra around the block.
I had a good laugh at this one.
Speaking about good laughs, here I was trying to get Ezra to laugh.
I took Ezra in this contraption for a spin around the house while vacuuming. I’m not sure if he liked it or not. I think he enjoyed it after getting used to it.
Mom, Dad and Nanny came for a quick visit over Remembrance Day weekend. Here’s a photo of four generations of family together on the comfiest couch ever.
Troy sent up some beer from local breweries around London, ON. Thanks! Here’s Dad dipping into the many that were consumed that weekend.
Nanny was quite amused by Ezra, or was is the other way around?
Ezra is amused by anyone, even Poppa!
Three months already! Ai ai aieeee.