Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Just a quick update.  Nathan is now waving.  We have been working on this for a long time and sometime last week he figured out how to do it.  The only thing is that he doesn't like waving at humans, but rather at cars and airplanes!  It is really funny to watch.  The first time he waved we were in a parking lot and a car was coming towards us and he stuck out his hand and started waving.  When we go on our daily walks Nathan likes to wave at cars if they are coming towards us.  I sometimes wonder what the people in the cars think.  When he hears an airplane going by he will look up and stick his hand up and start waving.  I think that him waving is more like him pointing, but he puts the wave in.  I hope that he will start waving at us when we say "hi" or "bye" :).  

Nathan also has not adjusted to the time change and we LIKE that!  He was waking up at 6 in the morning, but now is getting up at 7.  We tried to change his daily schedule to make it similar to what he was already on, but then we thought that we really like him waking up later so we are keeping him on the same schedule he was on so now he gets up later and takes his naps later.

Nathan LOVES food.  He gets that from both Christopher and me.  He will eat practically anything that we give him and when we stop feeding him he will start screaming.  He loves to feed himself and we are giving him lots of finger foods now.  He is like a little chipmunk though because he puts a lot of food in his mouth and stores it there.  It is hilarious because he will have his mouth completely full and if we try to make him laugh he will lock his lips up and not open them so that no food will escape!

That is about it for now.  This coming up weekend I should be posting about the refresher swim lessons that we did!


Sunday, March 1, 2009

10 Months and the News

Nathan turned 10 months on 2/26 which was Christopher's 36th birthday! We didn't have a big birthday celebration because Christopher worked and then Nathan goes to bed early. Hard to believe that in just two months Nathan will be a year old.

Nothing much has changed from last week. Nathan is standing up on furniture a lot and his balance seems to be getting better. I don't foresee him walking in the near future though :)

We still have Grandpa Aedo here and he will be here until the end of next week. We are hoping that next week we will be able to go to the zoo because Bill and Nathan should really like that.

Lastly, we were asked by our instructor if we would be one of the demo babies for a piece that the ABC news in LA was doing on swimming. We agreed, but then the instructor called and said that the piece was canceled so we would not be doing it. We were really excited about it, but oh well. I am also not quite sure if the piece was canceled or if our instructor decided that she didn't want us to demo and was saying that it was canceled to be nice.

The reason for our instructor not wanting us to do the news piece is that we had to go to her house during the weekend for a refresher class and Nathan didn't do so well. Nathan started crying immediately and then he was kicking and flailing all over the place. He was having a hard time floating. After a few minutes he calmed down and was able to float, but he was having a hard time rolling over. He got the rollovers except when he was put face down in the water. In the pool he had a huge burp and threw-up some water. When Jessica took him out of the pool he threw-up water a few more times. He also fell asleep right away. I then moved him to change him and he was having a hard time trying to stay awake. He then threw-up again and got me and him all wet. We came home and he threw-up about five more times and completely drenched himself and me and got the floor all wet. I tried breastfeeding a little after he had thrown-up and he threw that all up. It was incredible how much water he had thrown-up. He swallowed a ton of water during the refresher class. It was a little worrying that he had such a hard time floating and rolling over considering that we didn't finish classes too long ago. Jessica called me over the weekend to say that the piece was canceled and she also wanted to talk about what was going on with Nathan. She wants me to bring him back to classes in a week for a couple of days to see what may be going on. I think that he was just super tired because he had missed his nap. By putting him in the pool and "working" it really tired him out. He also had been eating apple products which makes kids super gassy. It should be interesting to see how he does in a week. I hope that he does well because it worries me that he wouldn't do well if he fell in the pool. Jessica is also going to talk to her instructor to see what may be going on. I hope that it was just a case of Nathan being overly exhausted!