Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Week 38

This week was filled with Nathan catching a cold. He had a fever for the end part of the week. He even missed mom's group this week. Sleep has been on Nathan's highest objective. Definitely, a hard week for Nathan. In spite of the cold, He has been a trooper!

Last weekend was pretty amusing down here. Snow was amusing, at least for awhile.

When Nathan was awake last week, he was babble boy. Yap, yap, yap.

Oh yes, we went to get an MRI, but alas the machine was so loud that Nathan was startled when it started up; thus, ruining the images. It would be a lucky day when they get a successful MRI of a baby given that noise.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Week 37

Pulling up, he is pulling up. Pulling up on the couch, stairs and in his crib. This is leading to more falls and lots of tears during the day. He is getting better at not falling. Another thing his mastered this week is holding onto the baby gate with one hand while standing. All this pulling up caused us to lower the crib to the lowest setting... no wonder my back is killing me this week.

So Nathan has been teething for a month now... I have decided he might have just had his first cold. I wish he could talk and tell me what is going on. That would make parenting an infant easier.

Sleep is a topic moms like to talk about... so once again I want to document how it is going. Nathan is getting going to bed around 7:45 these days. Then he sometimes gets up at 11pm (this is the hardest on us), then he gets up between 2 and 3:30 if he got up at 11. If he didn't get up at 11 then he gets up closer to 1pm. Then he always wakes up around 4 or 5am. So we are down to getting up 2 or 3 times a night and he is only eating once in the night. Then for the first time this week, I put him in his crib for his morning nap and he lightly cried for about 40 mins and then laid down and when to sleep. I didn't have to nurse or rock him to sleep. Doesn't sound like much to the average human but this is huge for me.

Nathan is scheduled to have a MRI Sunday night. This is part of the study at Childrens hospital. He has to go in at bed time, go to sleep on the MRI table and then not move for 8 mins while they take images of his brain. They said the MRI machine makes some sound. Wish us luck. I have been told we get a report but I don't know if we get images. I hope I have some to post next week. How many parents get to see the inside of their babies brains and it is a good thing?? I feel very lucky to get to participate and help other children in the process.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Nathan 3D

As a part of being a control subject in the Plagiocephaly Outcomes Project (at Children's Hospital), Nathan has gotten a 3D picture taken. His mom says he wouldn't smile for this picture ;)

Plagiocephaly is "a malformation of the head marked by an oblique slant to the main axis of the skull."

The bankrobber style is all the rage?

Week 36

From the parent's perspective, sometimes it is hard to think of original, unique posts each week. Yet, other times it is a breeze.

New this week:

* A better stroller for mom and dad and Nathan. Now mom or dad don't have to kick the wheels while pushing Nathan around.
* Going to the park and swinging. Oh man that was smiles and giggles. Lovin' It.
* Visited Children's Hospital -- Nathan has volunteered to become part of a study: Plagiocephaly outcomes project.

Not so new this week:

* More Teething? Maybe. We don't see anything there, but Nathan sure doesn't seem as happy as before.

Alright next week here we come!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Long video of our little star.

A multi-post sort of week. Here is our little star.

He is definitely mobile now. Oh no! :D

Friday, April 04, 2008

Nathan Signs

I know Nathan has understood the sign for milk for a month or so but tonight he was doing the sign when we were getting ready for bed. I love that kid. I will try to get it on video.

Week 35 - 8 Months

Our little boy is getting bigger and stronger. He is on the move and I can hardly keep up. I set him down and he is off on a mission to find something to grab, hold, bite, chew, drool on, toss, tug, suck, kick, hit, drop, hit, bang, and so on. He is fun to watch and he loves his new found skill. This week latches went on some of the kitchen cabinet doors. He has a few he can open and pull stuff out if he wants. He has also started to pull up. Mom and dad were watching him pull up on the open dishwasher and then slip, boom... he is flat on his back and crying. I would call that his first real big spill. We all survived . Nathan is sleeping better, he has dropped his 11pm waking and is going a bit longer every night this week. Last night he slept from 8pm until 3:15am, better yet mom slept from 10pm until 3:15pm. It took me a few nights to get on his new schedule.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Week 34 - late

Nothing to report. Nathan is fast and keeping mom on her toes.