Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Things

  • Belly laughs
  • Gripping things with both hands
  • Putting things to his mouth
  • Loud, frequent "talking"
  • Likes the sitting position - stays in it well, with help
  • Kicks legs in the bath
  • Grew a tail

Friday, October 9, 2009

Time Flies

My little babe is almost two months old! The days go by so quickly. The other day Nate ALMOST rolled over. He was doing his tummy time, reached for the book in front of him and fell on his side...where he got stuck. I was so excited, and I wanted to document it, but the camera - for once - was not by my side. So I debated the merits of running to get the camera versus the possibility that he would complete the roll, and I would miss it. Turns out, nothing to worry about, because he couldn't roll back on his tummy or complete the turn and flop on his back. He eventually got fussy until I moved him.

I think he might be starting teething, even though it's early. He likes to chomp on my finger and it's the cutest biting you've ever seen - cute since he is only biting down with his little gums. He's a little more drooly now too. I guess we shall see.

The cutest of the cute though is when Dave makes him smile and laugh. There is a face and accompanying noise that Dave makes that never fails to tickle Nate. It is absolutely adorable. We both can't wait until we get an actually belly laugh. But for now, the raspy little laugh he has is THE most beautiful sound to my ears.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sleeping Rituals

Success...sort of. So we have three days (I think) of putting Nate in his bed at night while he is still awake and having the fortune of him falling to sleep on his own. Of course this requires a pacifier and constant assistance from mom and dad to put the pacifier back in. But still - YAY! He had been sleeping for 6 or 7 hours a night, but he seems to lose a couple of hours with this new method. Don't know what I think of that trade off! Someone just woke up and is grumpy....

Monday, September 21, 2009


If you have told me a year ago that I would find it cute watching a human grunt and his face turn red while he tried to poop, I would have never believed it. Yet, it is the most adorable thing to watch Nate squirm and strain trying to poop out liquid. Poor thing. Adorable thing.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Favorite Things

It's surprisingly difficult to find the time to type even just a quick paragraph a day. So a quick list of my favorite Nate things: the softness of the bottoms of his feet, the feel of his hair on the back of his head, his soft warm breath when it hits my face, his funny faces and stretches when he's trying (for an hour) to drag himself out of sleep. I love every moment I'm with him.

Friday, September 4, 2009

No More Stump!

I was changing Nate's diaper at four this morning when I did a double take - his umbilical cord finally fell off! I couldn't find it at first, but eventually located it in his onesie as he was nursing. It's funny, as unsightly as the shriveled black stump was, it makes me a little sad that the last tangible evidence of our physical connection is gone. His pudgy tummy is incredibly adorable though, so I know I'll get over it.

Nate is such a good baby. He'll be alert, calm and content for hours at a time. This afternoon he did quite a good job at holding his little head up while he laid on his stomach. He also showed a lot of new interest in his book - especially the crinkly noises and the rattle. He's ridiculously cute. Especially when he shows his sophistication by dining with his pinky extended.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Nate is 3 weeks old!

I can't believe he's already three weeks old! I want to remember everything. His soft skin, his cuddly little baby body, all of his expressions. I know I won't be able to remember EVERYTHING, so I'm going to try to write a little each day about him.

He's on the verge of waking up, so I'll make this entry quick. Speaking of naps - after he's had a long nap he squirms and makes noise for a good half an hour. I keep thinking, he's awake - but no, he's just being squirmy. It's my theory that he likes sleeping as much as his mom and is fighting waking up.

God I love this baby.
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