Thursday, February 28, 2008

Nathan is 4 months old!

We took our sweet little Nate to the doctor for his wellness exam and he weighed in at 20 pounds, 12 ounces and is 28 3/4 inches long! He is growing like a weed physically and in personality. He loves to smile at everybody he sees and he has even started laughing. His laugh is the sweetest sound in the world. He also enjoys bouncing on my stomach as I sing to him. His favorite song is "The Ants go Marching." He also loves to look in the mirror and gets a big smile on his face every time I sing "There's A Nathan in the Mirror" ( a goofy song I made up). He likes to grab at toys that are hanging from his bouncer or his Tiny Love play mat. Sometimes it appears as if he wants to talk to the animals he is grabbing at. We have conversations a lot and I tell him about what I am eating or what I am thinking. He often responds with his coos and sometimes just with the raise of an eyebrow. He loves peekaboo and we can often get him to laugh by making goofy faces or talking or reading in very exaggerated ways. Another favorite past-time is standing. He loves to be pulled to a standing position because there is way more to see. He is very good at holding his head up and also enjoys sitting up, not quite on his own yet, but he is getting there. He does not like socks and often kicks them off his feet. If he gets one off he tries to pull the other off with the free foot. He also doesn't really like baths and gets somewhat nervous when I wash his hair or pour water on his head. He went to his first dance on Valentine's Day at our church. He loved the live swing band, the salsa music, and watching everybody dance. What can I say, he is pure joy and I love every minute of being a mom! Kissing his chubby cheeks, looking into those beautiful blue eyes, and seeing his smile that melts my heart will never get old. For more pics see our picassa web album under More Pics on the left of our blog.