Monday, November 29, 2010

Another month

Four months old!  Nate is continuing to explore and learn, he seems to have a new trick every day.  His current favorite activity is bouncing.  He loves to bounce in the jumparoo and whenever he's in our laps, he pushes his legs up and down to jump.  He has so much energy and smiles so much, you can't help but smile back.  He even had the doctor laughing this morning with his jumps and smiles.

We saw Dr. Porras this morning for Nate's four month checkup.  Everything looks good although his growth has slowed down.  His height and weight are down in the 34th percentile but the doctor said he's not concerned.  Tonight we started him on solids, dinner was baby oatmeal.  He's not a huge fan but he's still figuring out how the spoon works.  We'll try bananas or sweet potatoes later this week, hopefully he'll consume a little more and spit a little less.

We spent Nate's first Thanksgiving in Mentor.  He was fine in the car until the last couple of hours.  On the ride back to Maryland, I sat in the back middle seat squished between Nate's car seat and Guinness.  If Aaron finds a job sometime soon, we're heading out to find a new car with a bigger backseat!

A few pictures from Nate's four month birthday:
four months old (DSC_4209)

four months old (DSC_4207)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Big Boy

Nate's growing up so fast, we can't believe it.  A couple of weeks ago he started actively rolling over.  He's been rolling over here and there since he was little, almost as if by accident.  But starting in November he rolls over with purpose.  Which meant the end of the swaddler and the end of his 10-12 hour sleep stretches.  (Thank you to my friend Leigh for the wonderful gift of the Miracle Blanket, we couldn't have lived without it!)  He's rolling over in his sleep and waking himself up in the middle of the night.  And just as he seemed to be getting back on track, poor little guy caught a cold at daycare.

The cold hasn't slowed him down though.  Yesterday we were playing on the floor and I noticed he was holding himself up a little bit.  So I took away the pillow that was propping him up and guess who sat all by himself?

sitting up and spitting up from Maura Davis on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


My Mom and Aaron's parents were all here to help celebrate Nate's first Halloween.  Dino-Nate was a big hit at our neighborhood Halloween parade.  After the parade, our friend Sam (the monkey) came over to help hand out candy.  The dinosaur costume was too big to see out of, so we switched to a giraffe half way through the night.  A fun Halloween all around!
Sam and Nate (DSC_4182)