Friday, October 31, 2008
Today, oh I mean yesterday by the time this posts, we went to our SS Halloween party. Gwen was so excited she wouldn't nap! Seriously, she said several times to me she would take of her socks "after she went to the party". The bad thing about the no nap is she chatters INCESSANTLY! It was enough to drive me crazy today. I took a video and as soon as it uploads I will post it on here so you can see what I mean.
Nate at the party with his friends that have been born this year...he is the youngest, can you tell? I will also upload some action shots from tomorrow. Hope you have a Happy Halloween!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
We got a picture of the kids together. Have I mentioned that Nate loves to look at the top to his carrier. I don't know why, but he is obsessed.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
In other news, it is important when you are holding a prewalker on a hardwood floor, it is important to make sure he is wearing socks with some sort of resistance or he will be doing the splits! BTW-he won't care that he is doing the splits. He might even think it is funny.
I just realized I posted the same picture 2x, but not really, the last 2 pictures were taken by Mom and we seemed to have gotten almost the same picture of Nate the Great! Wait til you see his winter hat!
Hope ya'all are having a great week. Maybe we will soon be posting more pictures. Maybe some that feature Gwen?
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Isn't that just the cutest thing! I never really understood the things on the butt for this age, but now...so hilarous, at least I think so! At first, after Nate's dr's appt I thought gosh he is getting big, but how big he is getting really was put into prospective for me today when we were talking about car seats. If Nate continues to grow at this pace, which he won't likely BTW, breastfeed babies pack on weight in the first 6 or so months and then taper off, formula feed babies I think have a more even weight gain. But, if he were to grow at this pace we would have to buy him a new carseat for Christmas, I think our carseat goes to 20-22lbs. Gwen got her new carseat at 9 mon, but we could have waited a little longer. I am glad to hear there are some cute little petite girls out there for our strapping young man!
In other news, Grandmom, I thought you would like to hear a story about Gwen's dolls. Gwen has many dolls, as I have alluded too, all of these dolls are naked. The first thing she would do when she would get a doll is strip them! "Clothes off" she would say (cause she was little then!) but yesterday we were upstairs and she told me baby needed clothes (cause they don't have names, yet) because she was cold! I said ok, let's look for the clothes. And, she insisted I put clothes on her babies (after about 10 months of nakedness!) I dressed all her babies. Then she decided she wanted to go on the back deck and as soon as she got out there she started stripping the baby again...I guess she was warmed up enough! But that is only 1 stripped baby, the rest of them are still clothed. (Grandmom often asks the status of the naked babies clothes!)
Gwen also might have a cold. I don't know for sure, she is coughing some and very stuffy, but I have heard that many of my friends who have bad allergies are also suffering as there has been a change of seasons. So, Nate appears better, and Gwen although not acting sick has a runny nose. Not much else excitement around here, but I am wondering if we should have a poll to see how long it is before Nate is bigger than Gwen...he only has about 8lbs and 7in to go! I don't know if he will, because I think the slow down in growth is coming. Have I mentioned he is trying to crawl? Obviously from the second picture you can see he gets practice getting his legs under him, if he gets himself some traction he is going to be on the go and then we will be in trouble! He is currently moving backwards a smidge, so soon I will have a Kara post about chasing Nate around the house moving crayons and whatnot out of the way! Dude, we need to re-baby proof! (I don't honestly think he will be crawling before 6months, but the CRNP said he might be an early walker when she stood him up, I hope so, because he will likely be pretty heavy at a year!)
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Weight: 17lb 13oz (90%-95%)
Height: 26.25in (90%)
How does this compare to his 2 months stats...that is a whopping 4lb, 8oz. and 2.5in. I guess we should expect that being that averages to just over 2 lb and 1in gain a month, but still, does this explain why I have to put away all his 3-6mon clothes!
In other news, Nate is super above average in all other skills. The CRNP said Nate was right on track, but I think she meant early, cause the nurse seemed shocked he could sit to get his weight checked! I mean I am just interpreting here, but that is what I suspect she meant. :)
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
So, yesterday I was in a panic becuase poor baby Nate had a stuffy nose, I was confused though because he didn't seem to have any other symptoms of a cold, he wasn't feverish, didn't really act like he didn't feel well, just was stuffy. (the bulb unfortunately got some good use, and crazy enough, he didn't really seem to mind, after he got used to it! FYI not a good thing to try in the dark at 2am). Today he seemed fine. Yesterday when I dropped him of at my friend's house for swim class he was fine, but by the time I got back he had apparently been crying for 30 minutes, but when I put him in the car with his chew toy he stopped crying and was fine when we got home. Strange. But it wasn't until this morning that I put it all together, maybe he is teething. And we checked his mouth and low and behold it looks like 2 of his bottom teeth are trying to make their way through his gums. Huh! Wish I would have thought of that before. So, let us hope that when this teething bout is done he starts sleeping better again!
This weekend we finally made it to build-a-bear to make baby Nate's bear, except we decided on a turtle. He just doesn't seem like the bear type. Gwen seemed a little overwhelmed and grabbed herself a doll to stuff as soon as we got there...unfortunately for her we did not get it for her, she does not need another doll! She wouldn't help stuff the turtle, which let's face it the loudness of that stuffing machine is a little dauting! But, she did pick out the heart to put in, and now has his own heartbeat turtle...which for those of you that think that we knew the baby's sex but didn't tell you, should I mention we did Gwen's bear ahead of time and put her name write on the "birth certificate", but had we known Nate was going to be a boy we would have done the same thing. More excitment this week, baby Nate is able to sit in the high chair and "join" us for dinner. We have not started solids, although I am sure that at tomorrow's Dr's appt they will talk to me about it, but I don't think we are going to start him yet, especially with the teething. Probably next month when he is a little older!
Today when I was attending to Nate upstairs I heard some strange noises and this is what I found! I am still not quite clear how she got in there, but following this picture is a video snippet of what my day is like with Gwen.
Next we bring you our post nap "routine". As I have said previously Nate is usually awake when I get Gwen from her nap, Gwen likes for Nate to come into her crib with her and talk to him about stuff. She gets real mad when I tell her time is up, it is time for Nate's nap and I am going to put him in his own crib. She gets over it though.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Nate is also getting good at holding stuff in his hands. He can grasp things and still hasn't mastered the idea that his hands can control the object and make noises. But I don't think that is something he will understand until later.
Nate LOVES to be bounced. I put him on my legs and sing little songs and he laughs pretty hard. So funny. He has a big drolly gummy smile! If he stays this sweet all the ladies are going to love him!
Nate is showing some interest in crawling. He can get his feet up under him and today he was crying because he had actually gone backwards about an inch from where he wanted to be. But he couldn't reach his toy any longer. Poor little man. I know it will be a while before he is really crawling, but he is definitely moving in that direction! Lets just see if he goes forward first, or continues in his backward quest. Despite the being upset for a minute today, he is still a happy and mellow baby. He only cries for a reason, which is a nice change from his older sister. I can usually figure out rather quickly what he wants.
Friday, October 10, 2008
The signing and dancing still is hilarious. The other day one of the versions of the alphabet song came on and Gwen did about 1/3 of the letters, Eric and I were shocked. Her knowledge of such things often amazes us.
Gwen has started talking to more people. She still kills me though, we were waiting for the car and she was excitingly telling this elderly woman next to us that she saw a train on the way to the car place, but when the woman asked her how old she was she "melted" into me. And didn't want to talk to her. I tried to explain to her, you started talking to her, you should respond when she talks to you. Oh, well, maybe one day!
Gwen has now been to 2 swim classes and she is doing much better. She is participating, maybe not when the instructor is looking, but she is actually blowing bubbles and doing alligators and what not. And in closing, I have nothing, but for those of you who made it this far get rewarded with a video!