Friday, April 29, 2011

Rockin' Baby

videoNathan is doing a lot of rocking, trying to figure out crawling!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Emma and baby Woody

Ready for cowboy day at school!

Two braids!

I just had to point out that Jessie wears a braid and she let me braid her hair for cowboy day at school!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Nathan is 7 months old!

Today Nathan is 7 months old! It's been a big month for Nathan, full of lots of milestones. Just after he turned 6 months, the constant spitting up slowed and then stopped! He almost never spits up anymore. Just 6 days ago we stopped his medication for reflux and he is doing great without it! It's such a relief to no longer have to give him the medicine, timing it between feedings and sleep.

He is now sitting up without support and crawling on his belly. Twice he's gone from laying down to sitting up, but I have not yet seen him do it. One minute he's on his back or belly, then I turn away and then back, and he's sitting up! He's also clapping his hands, and banging toys together.

We bought a new car seat/booster seat for Emma and have moved Nathan into her old car seat, as Nathan has outgrown the infant carrier. He is so much happier in the bigger seat, he has not cried once in it!

A few days ago he came down with an ear infection, and was running a temperature of 104. So we went to the dr and he weighs 20 pounds, 5 ounces! He hates the antibiotic they gave him and spits most of it out. His fever is gone but he's still not feeling too well. His teeth are really hurting him, he's drooling and chewing on everything.

He's crawled into the kitchen once, and through the office, so we have put up one gate to keep to him off the stairs. He can get up on all fours, and rock back and forth, but hasn't yet mastered crawling this way. He's still pulling and pushing himself along on his tummy.

We have started solid foods and he seems to like them. We started with rice cereal, and he's also tried peas and avocado. So far he likes them all. So far I am only buying the baby cereal. I've made the peas and avocado puree myself. It does take time but it's so much less expensive. I think next we'll try carrots and green beans, whenever I get around to making them!

He babbles quite a bit and can say "mama". He also says "da". He's developed a very high pitch scream when he gets upset, but thankfully that's not too often (mostly just when I leave his sight). He's generally a very happy, smiling baby, as his sister was before him. He loves Emma and she can still make him laugh better than anyone. When we are in the car, he just stares at her. Anytime he's crying she will sing to him, making up some pretty imaginative songs. We see a beautiful sibling relationship developing and we know we are so blessed to have them both!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Baby yoga!

(Alternate title: Baby thankels!)

He knows the legs do something, just hasn't quite figured it out yet!

The Undiscovered Country

Nathan peers around the recliner into the kitchen (very near the spot he was born!)

Nathan's new seat!

Nathan is now in Emma's old car seat. Just in time too, he was just about out of the infant carrier seat. I think he likes the change, as he promptly went to sleep!

Big girl car seat

Emma loves her new seat! She is more comfortable and can get in and out easier.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Emma feeds baby Nathan! #1

videoEmma has been asking to help feed Nathan so tonight she helped give him some cereal. Now if I can just get her to start changing diapers!

Look what I can do!

Nathan loves his little stool, and has figured out how to get his hands up on it.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Avocado!

Braids!

Emma let me braid her hair today, for the first time ever. You can see just how thrilled she was! I was not allowed to use a comb or brush, or photograph the back.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Playing footsies!

Kate and Nate playing!

Happy babies!

Nate and cousin Kate!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Blanket baby!

Nathan enjoying the weather and toys during our garage sale!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Eating cereal video #1

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Gimmy that spoon Daddy!

First taste of rice cereal!

We gave Nathan a little rice cereal tonight. He was starving and was eager to try it. It's hard to say how much he ate because he got covered in it! I think his favorite part was the spoon and he really enjoyed chewing on it.

Friday, April 1, 2011