It's been about 5 days now that Ethan is only waking up once a night to feed. It has been wonderful! I can't believe that he's been doing so well. I really hope that he sticks with this and that this isn't just a faze. Now all I have to do is try and eliminate that one feeding...that should be fun! Ethan finally turned over from his stomach to back the other day and I missed it! I had put him on his tummy and turned my head for a second and saw that he had flipped over onto his back. I was so excited and tried to get him to do it again but he didn't. Finally today I put him on his tummy a couple of times and each time he rolled onto his back. Now he just needs to roll from his back to his tummy. Ethan is also grabbing his feet now all the time. I had been waiting for him to do that and last week he started doing it. Finally! I can't wait to see what new thing he's going to do next. Everyday it seems to be something!
Lastnight I put Ethan to bed around 8:00 and I went to bed at 9:30 because I wanted to get in as much sleep as I could. Usually Ethan wakes up about every 3 hours so I was expecting to get up as usual. To my amazement I woke up around 1:30 and realized he was still sleeping. I was so glad but I still thought he would wake me up soon. I heard him cry a couple of times but it was only for a few minutes and he fell right back to sleep. Well the next time I woke up it was around 4:30 and he was still sleeping! At this point Ethan had been sleeping for about 8 hrs without me having to feed him. I was so estatic! I kept thinking to myself, "Could this finally be the day that he sleeps through the night?"...Well, I spoke to soon b/c around 5:00 he woke up crying so I had to feed him. But I wasn't complaining b/c that was the first time I had gotten 7 straight hours of sleep since he was born! I felt so refreshed when I had to get up but I still went back to bed after he fell asleep again. Ethan decided to sleep until 8:00 this morning so I definitley got plenty of sleep lastnight! It's amazing how much energy you have when you get the amount of sleep your body needs and my body has been craving it for 4 months!
So I took Ethan to the doctor today for his 4 month check up. I was kindof nervous because I don't like getting the vaccination shots done. Last time he didn't handle it to well so I was expecting Ethan's reaction to be a lot worse. I gave him a little tylenol before the doctor saw him and requested to only get some of his shots done today and to do the rest later. The nurse came in and gave him the shot in his leg and Ethan wimpered for about a second and then was completely happy afterwards. It was the strangest thing b/c I was waiting for him to let out a huge scream like last time but instead he started spitting bubbles out of his mouth. Now I just have to go back in 2 weeks to get the rest of his vaccinations. I think by splitting them up, he was able to handle it better. By the way he weighed 13lbs and is 25" long. He's only in the 25% with his weight so he's tiny compared to the other 4 month olds!