Friday, November 26, 2010

New Tricks

Nate is constantly amazing us.  Not only is he so cute...

He's also learned some new tricks.  This is often the view we have when we first put him down at night.

I'm too happy to sleep.
Hello?  Can you see me??

I think he sees the green light on the monitor and the red infrared lights, but who knows.  It is pretty funny though.

Nate is also discovering his voice more.  He loves to talk with Daddy--I took a short video from the other night of their "conversation".  Precious!


Sorry for the poor quality...bad lighting!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

3 Months!

Nate turned 3 months old this past Monday. 

What are you doing Mom?
It is crazy how time is flying by--I know everyone says this but I didn't fully understand until I experienced it myself!  We are loving our little man more and more each day.  He is starting to get a little personality and is so much fun already.  Its amazing how someone who can't talk, walk or eat solid foods has us completely wrapped around his little pinky!

At 3 months, Nate wears 0-3 months/3 month clothing and size 1 diapers.  He is eating about 4 oz every 3 hours.  We are on a pretty good eating schedule.   He is sleeping from about 7:30pm/8:00pm until 1:30pm/2:30pm, then gets up to eat and goes back down until around 5 am.  He eats then and goes back to sleep until about 6:30 am.  He isn't on a really routine nap schedule yet, but generally takes a morning nap around 9:00 am, another around 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm.  And typically, the naps occur in his swing--he LOVES his swing!

He is smiling and cooing. 

He loves his car rides (generally sleeps through them) and loves to look out the window.  He thoroughly enjoys looking at the brown wall and the painting by his changing table.  He often smiles and talks to the picture.

Love my brown wall!
His favorite place to plat is his activity mat.  He goes nuts batting Freddie the Firefly and the hanging octopus

Here is a short video of Nate playing:

Nate also love George, his giraffe Wubbanub.  It is never far away!

We started going to Gymboree and he seems to really like it so far.  We spend our day running around Dallas trying to enjoy every minute before I have to go back to work!

We love you Nathaniel and can't wait to continue to watch you grow!  The upcoming holidays are going to be so much fun with you here!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Daylight Savings Time: Then and Now

In college, daylight savings time meant an extra hour out at the party/bar.

In my 20s, daylight savings time meant an extra hour to catch up on sleep.

Now, after baby, daylight savings time meant an extra hour to feed a fussy baby who is going through a growth spurt, pump, wash and prepare additional bottles.  Oh the joys of motherhood.  I feel so old!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Good Weekends

We went to Austin to witness the marriage of some good friends of ours Marty and Ben two weekemds ago.   

It was Nate's first road trip.  He did great!  The wedding was beautiful and we really enjoyed the trip.  While in Austin, we stopped by to see Nate's Great Grandma (Michael's Grandma) Edna. 

Edna suffers from Alzheimer's so she's just not the same woman she used to be.  But, she remains loving and godly.  It is always like a breath of fresh air to visit with her.  Such a kindred spirit.  She was quite taken with Nate and kept commenting on how cute he was and we completely agreed with her!

We were able to get a picture of all four generations--very special.

Nate is getting so much fun as he gets older.  He is smiling and melting our hearts!

 He has also started noticing his toys and is reaching for them.  He loves to bat at them!

We just can't get enough of our little guy!

How could you not love this face?