Monday, June 21, 2010

Check You Out

Today you had your nine month well check-up. Besides waiting for almost two hours, you did awesome. You let the doctor poke and peak and prod without a fuss.

You weigh in at 22lbs. Woohoo! That puts you in the 75th percentile for weight. Your height is in the 95th percentile, and your head circumference is in the 90th percentile (thanks to me. Sorry kiddo)

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Nine Months

Dear Nathan,

Today you are nine months. I am in complete denial to write that first sentence. When did my tiny, newborn baby boy grow into an unstoppable ninth month little man? I mourn the baby you were but am enjoying each and every single moment watching you grow and form such personality.

Just a short time ago you enjoyed just sitting contently on my lap, watching the world around you. Now you want to explore, touch, and see everything you possibly can and now my arms are torture devices that keep you from adventures. You have learned to army crawl. At first, you would just go short distances. You would pull yourself a couple inches toward a toy or better yet, a cell phone. If anything were too far away though, you would just look straight at me and fuss until I picked you up. But now, you can pretty much get wherever you want to go and in lightening speed. Nothing in the house is safe from my you. My cuddle baby boy who was my rocking buddy for 7 months, no longer wants to be held. Your momma is super sad. I love to watch you learn about and discover your world, but I miss the snuggles.

One of the most wonderful things I enjoy seeing is your love for your daddy. He walks into the room and your face lights up and your arms go out to him. he tosses you in the air and you squeal with delight. I am so happy that your daddy got his little boy.

You and Natalie also share a very special bond. She is the only one that can get you to belly laugh uncontrollably. She seriously only has to cough and you think it is the funniest thing ever. I listen to the two of you in the car and it makes me grin from ear to ear. My greatest wish for my children is that you are close and can be good friends. I know there is going to be fights and disagreements, but I just hope that above all you love one another. There truly is no greater bond than two siblings can have.

Last week you had your very first swim lesson. You have the same teacher your big sister had, Mr. Scott. The whole lesson you were super happy and splashed throughout the 15 minutes. He dunked you twice and you hardly flinched. When he put you on your back to float you looked at him and grinned. You didn't cry once. I was so proud of you. Such a brave baby! This week was a little different story. You did just fine until he put you on your back again. Your little face went under the water a couple of times and you did NOT like that. You cried a little but nothing too bad. It still broke my heart and I wanted to jump in and rescue you. But I know in the long run that you will benefit so much from this. It's essential that you are water safe since we have a pool.

Thank you for being such a sweet, lovable little guy. But maybe you could slow down on the growing for a while. Let me enjoy this stage of your life a bit longer! I love you to the moon and back.

Your Momma

Thursday, April 1, 2010

6 months

My Dear Nathan,

It has been almost forever since I have written on this here blog. Within these past couple of months, you have grown tremendously. You are just a little over six months yet you are in size 12-18 month clothes. I call you my little giant. You are still mellow and cuddly and lovable. You are just the sweetest boy. On my lap is your most favorite place to be.

Over the weekend, March 27th, you got your very first tooth. On Saturday you were sitting on my lap and gave me this huge grin. I saw something white in your mouth and got worried that you were trying to eat something. But I looked real close and there it was. The world's teeniest, tiniest, most adorable little chomper ever. I can't believe my baby boy has a TOOTH!

You are rolling over now. At first you could only roll from your back to your belly. Then you would fuss and fuss because you HATE being on your belly. But now you have figured out how to get back over, and now all is right with your world. Although, as I said earlier, you would prefer to be on my lap or just in my arms.

You are still not sleeping through the night. Most nights I am ok with this. You are with your Auntie all day while I'm at work so the nights are our time together. But lately you have been waking up more than twice a night and I have to admit I am exhausted. So let's make a deal. Once a night feedings from now on and I will be a happy momma!

You are eating solids foods now, too. Your first taste of rice cereal was February 13th. You ate it like a champ. Now I am slowing introducing your to more and more flavors each week. So far you have had applesauce, peas, green beans, broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes, and pears. All these foods are homemade by yours truly. It's a little time consuming but totally worth the benefits of fresh, home-cooked baby food. Nothing but the best for my little guy.

Probably my most favorite characteristic of yours so far is your adorable laugh and HUGE smile. Sometimes Daddy or I can get you laughing so hard, over and over again. Daddy shakes this orange monkey toy in front of your face and you think it is the funniest thing in the whole world. And the smile that goes with your laugh is priceless. The grin takes over your whole face. You smile with not just your mouth, but you chubby cheeks and your chocolate brown eyes. it seriously can light up a room!

I could go on and on about how amazing you are. I can't get enough of you! I thank God every day that I was blessed enough to be your momma. I love you Nathan Garrett!