Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Nathan is 1/2 a year old!

It is very hard to believe that Nathan is already six months old. The time really flew by. We celebrated Nathan's 1/2 birthday by doing a 5K. It was Nathan's first one. We walked it and practically came in last place. I do have to say that there weren't that many people in the race and most of them were running :) Nathan seemed to enjoy the walk and like usual he fell asleep in the stroller half way through the walk.

We took Nathan in for his check-up and here are his stats:
Weight: 15 lbs 10 oz -- 10th-25th percentile
Height: 26" -- 25th-50th percentile
His head measurement is in the 10th percentile

Nathan is keeping on the same track for weight, height, and head gain and everything looks great. I did think that he would weigh more because of the extra food that he is getting, but I guess that he doesn't pack on the pounds very fast! Speaking of solid foods, he is now getting two meals a day and I have increased the amount. I am still making all of his food and soon I will be buying finger foods for him to try out. I am a little afraid of him choking on them, so I will see how that goes.

For this post it is an older picture of Nathan because all of the newer ones have not been downloaded to our computer. Christopher did something to our computer and it isn't working properly so we can't download any pictures :( I am hoping that this weekend the computer will be fixed and we will be able to have new pictures up. There should be some of Nathan in his Halloween outfit!


Sunday, October 19, 2008


Nathan started eating solid foods once he turned five months old (almost a month ago!). We started him off on rice and oatmeal cereal and then have gone on to sweet potatoes, peaches, and pears. This coming week we are going to try avocados. Nathan will give the first bite a funny look but after that he loves eating the food. He gets so excited when we put him in the highchair because he loves eating solids. We are following the book Super Baby Food and I am making all of his food. We are getting what we can at our local Farmer's market that is organic. I am anxious to see how Nathan is going to react to veggies and if he will like them as much as he does the fruit. The best part about the solids is that Nathan's poop is now more solid (I am joking about this!). His poop and farts now stink which is something new that I could have done without. The one good thing is that his poops are more solid and he isn't having the explosive poops that are coming out of his diapers and getting all over him, his clothes, and me...enough about the poop talk.

-Nathan has to put anything and everything into his mouth. His feet are now one of his favorite things to get into his mouth. He can hold his bottle and a sippy cup, but hasn't quite figured out that they need to be tilted far back to get anything out of them. He doesn't mind being on his stomach like he used to and he is getting really good at holding up his upper body. He hasn't started making any movements like he wants to start crawling or scooting so I don't know when that will happen. He has been "talking" a lot these days, but his vocabulary hasn't changed. I am still waiting to hear "dada" or "mama" from him, but he doesn't say too many consonants.

Christopher and Sandra went to the Grand Canyon the weekend of 10/11 so my parents came down to help me out with Nathan. It was so nice to have them both in town. The help was what I needed and it gave them some time to bond with Nathan. I think that Nathan really enjoyed their company. We will get to see them again next month for Thanksgiving and we are really looking forward to that. Christopher and I are so excited that Halloween is almost here. We love this holiday and are looking forward to experiencing it with Nathan. We already have a costume for him, curtousy of our friend Jen. We are going to a pumpkin patch next week and will be putting up some decorations and carving some pumpkins too.

Lastly, I know that we have told some people but we are already looking into a school for Nathan. We found a Waldorf school that is located less than a mile away from us that we wanted to check into. Since the school is small not everyone gets accepted in and we wanted to make sure that if we liked the school we could get Nathan in early. We took a tour of the school and learned about all the grades especially the Preschool and Kindergarten.

Sorry that I have written another book. I really need to update this more frequently :)