Life has become infinitely better with Ezra as he no longer screams at us in the evenings! This guy is a genuine happy camper! Who knows what was making him uncomfortable for those past months…babies are human beings in development so you never know if they are having stomach issues, growing pains, or something else altogether.
For historical reference I should outline what a typical day is for him (from my point of view…I’m sure Vero can add a lot more details!). Ezra still doesn’t sleep through the night so every 2 hours Ezra moves from the bassinet to the bed to get a feeding and then put back into the bassinet. Vero tells me that he could be feeding for a long time since he’s half asleep! There have been a few nights where he sleeps from midnight until 5am but those haven’t been the normal routine.
From midnight until 9 or 10 o’clock he goes through the routine of sleeping and eating and then arises from his slumber in the late morning. Then he’s all smiles wondering what the world has in store for him.
A typical routine for him during the day is to feed and then hang out in his jolly jumper for awhile. If we hang out near him and interact with him he can last an hour in there. If we are around the room doing other things he may want out of there in 15 minutes. At this point it’s all about moving him to different stations of interest…jolly jumper, toy area, hanging from the ceiling fan, etc.
After an hour he sometimes gets cranky which is the queue to put him in his crib. Sometimes he goes down well, sometimes it’s a struggle. Sometimes he sleeps for an hour, sometimes twenty minutes. I have this weird trick where when he’s in his sleep sack and I hand him the soother I make him fight for it a little so when he sucks that thing in he seems to fall asleep 80% of the time! Maybe it’s because he had to work for it?
That’s basically our routine for the most part. We’ll try and get him outside if it’s nice and he dozes off in the stroller or on us. We’re pretty happy he’s not screaming his head off much anymore and is coming into a routine!
He also loves playing peekaboo right now and it’s a good game for Sierra to do with him as it doesn’t involve touching him.
“And this is when artificial intelligence became too smart for the humans and when Skynet was born.”
Ezra showing me how to eat a slice.
“Ah, Sunday morning when I can hang out with the kids, watch some TV, check the weather, realize it’s the year 2020 and these are the kind of alerts we are getting!”
“Look ma, no hands!”
From the looks of it, Ezra isn’t too impressed with Passe Partout.
I was showing Ezra some Pearl Jam videos that evening and teaching him how to stage dive off of my neck.
Vero and Ezra got to see Dr. Doolittle one afternoon
After a walk
Obligatory family photo when Ezra is awake
This is what we see when we got out on a cold day
Etienne was wondering if it was a good idea to walk onto this ice jam. This was taken before he attempted it. He was a good soul. I’m kidding! He wimped out.
Sierra helping out
Sometimes Ezra helps me type out things while I’m working from home
Hanging out with Grand-papa while they were visiting before their trip to Thailand
This is a photo of Vero having some real cheese for the first time in months. She gave up dairy and lactose products before Ezra was born in case he had the same issues as Sierra. She has been eating some cheese products and Ezra doesn’t seem affected by it which is great! Also, this leads to having a very happy maman!
Winterlude kicked off on a beautiful winter day so we decided to check out the festivities at the Governor General’s residence. It was pretty neat and we’ll go again! They had different booths set up with food from different cultures and they had different winter activities (like curling and skating) set up.
Here’s a nice shot with the Ottawa river in the background. I’m sure all Gaetan could think about is “I can’t wait to get out of the cold and get to Thailand!”
We got to sneak over to the Superbowl party hosted at Alan and Joelle’s place. Good food, great friends and I was in a kitchen that had a brand new dishwasher which has never been fully connected. Just when you think you’ve seen everything…
I love how the lighting in this photo shows us what Alex will look like in twenty years!
Fans of Grandpapa et Grandmaman
Saturday night fun times!
A day shy of six months, we tried some oatmeal. Can’t say he was a huge fan but he seems to be coming around a week later.