Monday, March 28, 2011

What's new with Everett?

Could this kid be any cuter, or look any more Asian in this picture??

I love his squinty eyes and his bowl haircut. My friend Tiffany who is a hairdresser said that the lady who cut his hair didn't blend the front, hence the look. On a daily basis, it reminds of Jim Carrey's hair from Dumb and Dumber.

If you look a little bit closely at Everett's cheek and nose, you will notice that his cheeks look a bit blemished and his nose is yellow. I had suspicions that it was a reaction to dairy so I cut all dairy products out of his diet last week and I can see a significant change. His cheeks have cleared up and his nose doesn't seem as yellow. I also think he may have Carotenemia, which is an overabundance of carrots in a diet but it can also be associated to citrus fruits. He rarely eats carrots and I'm most positive it is due to the amount of mandarin oranges he eats. Everett would eat 2-3 mandarin orange fruit cups if I let him. He absolutely loves them. I haven't removed them from his diet as I wanted to remove the dairy first. I don't plan on completely removing them but limiting the amount I give him. For the past month and half, he has been eating them for breakfast every single morning.

Everett's sleep schedule has been decent. Prior to the Spring time change, I was actually pretty excited because his normal bedtime of 6pm was a bit early and I was looking forward to him going to bed at 7pm. It only lasted a week and he went back to the 6pm bedtime. Regardless, he goes to bed around 6pm and gets up for the day around 6:30am. He gets up anywhere from 10pm-12am with a full diaper and for a bottle. Yes! I still give him a night feeding! This weening has been a bit delayed due to us moving within the next few weeks/month. I want to wait until we are settled into our new place before taking his night bottle away from him.
At noon, he naps for about an hour and a half. He's pretty consistent with his nap schedule.

Everett is running around everywhere these days. He spends a lot of his time during the day running around the living room, into the kitchen, into his bedroom, and back out again. This kid rarely chills for more than a minute to play with any of his toys. I spend a lot of time chasing him and giving him tickle fests once I "get him." It's a fun game we play.

Everett has 8 teeth. Still. He's had 8 teeth since what seems like months. He is teething at the moment though. We have excess drool, gnawing on the fingers, swollen gums, and multiple night wakenings. Thankfully, he's not as fussy during the day as he used to be while teething and am thankful that he's somewhat adjusted to this developmental process.

I love this kid more than there are stars in the sky and fish in the sea. <3


  1. Love these! I really wish you guys lived closer! We'd totally have many a playdates!

    Everett is so dang cute!!

  2. LOL!! I love the comparison pics vs. Jim Carey... Everett is too cute with that haircut!!!

    This age is really fun! Don't you love it!?

  3. Yes, I totally love this age! They are such big balls of curiosity!

    Brienne, you're close but yet so far. ;)

  4. That is so funny... that is how I felt about B's first haircut.... it looked so bowl-cutty but still cute..and I totally thought of Jim Carrey's cut too!!!

    B & Everett would be such cute buddies. Moving to MN? :)

  5. Great post! And I love the Jim Carrey look-a-like picture. :)