You have grown up so much in the last few weeks! You had a growth spurt and are now fitting in 6 months clothes by length, no problem. Last Sunday I had to dig through boxes before church just to find something that would fit you. With your incredible growing has come lots of eating. You wake up every couple of hours to eat all night long, but you are really good about going right back to sleep. You wake us up by giving little persistent shouts, “ahhh. ahhhh. aah. ahh.” It is incredibly cute, even in the middle of the night.
When you wake up in the morning (and sometimes in the middle of the night too) you are quick to give us smiles when we make eye contact. You always save smiles for when daddy comes home and picks you up. When it is just the two of us you share your smiles and talk a bit with noises from the back of your throat. I love these moments with you that happen during Emily’s nap and right before bed.
Nathan you are becoming very strong. You hold your head up to look around over our shoulders. You also like standing straight up; yesterday I just held your hands while you were standing on the ground, doing all the work. While you don’t mind tummy time, you also don’t use it for the typical exercise of lifting your head off the ground. You just lay there and watch Emily who is laying right next to you.
You have started to notice things around you with your light blue eyes and it is so fun to watch your discoveries. When we are around other people you are alert and watching what is happening with interest. You discovered the little figures above the bouncy seat and you intently watch them and react when they move. You also look at the pictures of books when we are reading stories together.
When you are awake your tongue is usually wiggling in and out of your mouth. The constant motion is very impressive. You’ve also started drooling enough that we try and keep a bib on you at all times.
Typically you wake up between six and seven. Sometimes dad puts you back in bed and you fall asleep until 8. If everyone else is up though you are ready to go. You take a short nap between 9-10 most days (give or take) and then a longer nap (or two) in the afternoons. You’ve started going to bed earlier – around 7 – which has been awesome. If we are out and about you will still take a nap in my arms or fall asleep in your carseat, but you prefer to just sleep in your bed. We put you down when your eyes are drowsy with your pacifier and you fall asleep on your own.
We love you so much Nathan. It is a joy to have you in our family.
This picture captures your amazing tongue.