Friday, August 13, 2010

Nate's New Talents

Nate is up to all sorts of good things these days. But prior to my last post, I had been having trouble catching them on video. I had a nice run since then. Here we go!

Here's Nate throwing a ball:

Sipping from a straw:

Lowering himself to sitting using one hand to catch himself and then standing back up:

Also, Nate had his nine month appointment this week. He is 23 pounds 12 ounces, which is the 90th percentile for weight. Yikes! He is allegedly 28.5 inches, which is the 50th percentile for height. I think he's taller than that though, from measurements I've taken myself, so I think the measurement wasn't so accurate. So when I asked the doctor whether I should be concerned that he's such a fatty in comparison with his height, she basically said the height measurements suck and I shouldn't worry about it. So I won't. Oh, and his head circumference was in the 75th percentile. So he's got a nice sized brain without looking like a lollipop. :)

That's all folks!

Monday, August 2, 2010

To My Future Children

No, I'm not pregnant. I just wanted to let kid number 2 and, who knows, maybe 3, know that a blog for them probably isn't in the cards. I am just the worst blogger ever! I haven't updated in forever. Seriously, I hate Blogger's uploader for multiple pictures, so the thought of writing a post and having to deal with that has seemed not so appealing to me. And, of course, the longer I waited, the more pictures I have to upload. So instead, I'll give y'all some brief info and then just spit out a bunch of pics and video out of order. Enjoy! Ugh.

Nate is crawling all over the place now. He's an expert at it. Full on regular-style crawl. I'll post some vid further down. All the gates are now up (got pics of those too). One of his favorite things for a while was standing holding onto the gate bars and moving back and forth as if to say, "hey! LET ME OUTTA HERE!"

Katherine was here visiting for a few days a couple weeks ago and we had a great time together. Nate absolutely adored her. No joke. She already wants some Nate/Kat time when we're out in Cali next summer. And she brought Nate back a fur hat from Russia. So awesome.

I had my first trip away from Nate (for work). Freedom? Eh. I seriously just missed him the whole time. When I booked the trip, I thought, awesome, I get a little break from baby. I never thought I'd be one of those obnoxious mothers who can't leave their baby for a few days and, you know, have a life and personality outside of their child. But I really did miss him a lot. And because of work, I didn't even get to sleep in anyway. LAME.

We have some momentous news. Nate is transitioning to the Mobile Infants room in daycare later this month. ! I knew it was coming, but when we got the notice in his box at daycare, I just felt kind of sad. I can't believe how fast he's growing. I'm hoping the transition goes smoothly, though I foresee no real problems. Half the kids in his class now are transitioning with him. And he spends about an hour in the Mobile Infants room every morning already, so he knows the room and the teachers. I think he'll mostly miss Miss Tonya, who is the lead teacher in his room and his absolute favorite (and I think the feeling is mutual). It'll be good for him to spend more time around more mobile kids who are crawling and walking. And he'll be reunited with a couple kids who were in his room when he started at daycare but had moved up already. I think they only do one scheduled nap a day in that room, so we'll see how that goes, though I think he'll be fine with that.

Nate's got his nine month appointment scheduled for tomorrow. Yay! It's been three months since his last well visit, so it should be interesting and full of new info. Can't wait to find out his stats.

Y'all ready for some pics and vid? I know you are!

LOL. That's wasn't really Nate's. He only had a pint.

One of Nate's favorite toys. I couldn't leave the keyboard on the stand, because he might pull it down on top of himself. So I just put it on the floor and turn it on when he's in the room so he can make some music. Of course, his favorite thing to do with it is crawl over the top and pull the cord out of the outlet. Fun.

Katherine tried to give Nate a mohawk in the bath. He looked more like Alfalfa.

Here are the baby gates. After trying 3 different gates upstairs, I finally have success! I had to put it between the bannister and the bathroom door, rather than over the stairs, because we have brick behind that wall. The only downside is that you have to go in the bathroom to get past the gate, because it's so big. Oh, well.

Here's Nate's new talent. Sucking his tongue. He loves it.