Saturday, May 30, 2009

4 Months

Our little buckaroo is 4 months old!

Here's his stats:
Height: 24 1/2 in (25-50%)
Weight: 13 lbs 14 oz (25%)
Head Circumference: 16 1/2 in (25-50%)

Based on these numbers he is a smallish 4 month old boy. Can you believe it? Everyone is always saying how "big" and "healthy" he is and someone even asked if he wore "husky" clothes (just kidding). We are not concerned in the least because he is doing wonderfully! Some of you may remember that I reported him at 14 lbs 7 oz at 14 weeks. Well, the data was false. I had weighed him at the campus clinic and their scale is off to the tune of 1 whole pound! Being my investigative self, after we had him weighed at the doctor (3 times for accuracy) I was more than perplexed that perhaps we had a shrinking boy. So, I promptly took him up to campus the next day and he weighed in at 15 lbs 4 oz on their scale (with his diaper on). Obviously something was wrong here. So Phillip checked the scale with nothing on it and it balanced at 16 oz which is why there was such a discrepancy. By subtracting a pound and a few ounces for the diaper we were right at what he weighed at the doctor's office. Boy was I glad! I was convinced he was shrinking or had a tapeworm!

Other than that, he once again got a clean bill of health. Our Dr. commented on how toned he looked. The dude has some cut arms. Biceps and shoulders look like he's been working out. Seriously though, we are thankful that he is so healthy and such a delight to be around.

Here's a few 4 month photos:

His new favorite activity--grabbing and chomping his shirt and hands

Sitting up like a big boy
A nice face--"What is this woman doing to me?"

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Video Debut

Here is Nathan's video debut on the world wide web. The cinematography is in need of an award no doubt. The main character is obviously Nathan and he is showing off his rolling skills (with a little prompting from Dad).



Apparently, he has taught himself to roll over from his back to his stomach in bed as of yesterday. Previously he could roll during playtime, but he couldn't yet master the confines of the crib for a roll. So, from his afternoon nap yesterday all the way through right this moment he has managed to move himself to his tummy sometime during his sleeping sessions.

I think I had one of those Mom moments today where you realize that your child is starting to do things on his own. No longer does he stay exactly the way I put him where I put him. He's got a plan of his own. Scary and exciting all at the same time. Also, it's little league season and I see these little boys all over town dressed up in their uniforms and I can't help but smirk to myself about what team Nathan will play on in just a few short years...I'll hope for the Texas Rangers or Houston Astros or maybe we can convince them to name the team the Texas Aggies! Bring on the juice boxes and fruit snacks, well not too soon, but I'll look forward to that day. I love watching this little boy grow!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

First Haircut

I decided Nathan's locks needed a little trim not too long ago. Mostly, the bangs were a bit long and the back of his hair could almost be combed into a rat tail and that had to change. No rat tails in this family. The result was not a drastic all-over transformation, but it got the job done. Here's the photo footage:

Before
During
After
After Styled

I thought I did a pretty good job for a rookie. It hasn't been that long since the trim, but I am eyeing the "rooster" that tends to stick up on the back of his head. Perhaps with a little cut we could tame that rooster...I'm not certain though. It is pretty unruly.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Fact or Crap?

Fact: Today is Phillip's last day of the semester. Whoop! He is basically halfway done with his classes for the PhD program. I am such a supportive wife that I had a dream the other night that I too was having to write a 30 page paper. It was on a literary classic (which I don't remember which book I picked, but I'm thinking Dickens) and it was supposed to be written within the next two days and I hadn't started it. When I woke up, I was so relieved yet stressed at the same time. Glad Phillip finished his papers on time and worked diligently on them.

Fact: I took Nathan to be weighed today. The result at 14 weeks old: 14 lbs 7 oz of all boy. Hearty like a boy should be. He is also 24 1/4 in (most likely something around there) I took the average of my measurements and that's what I came up with. Maybe Grandpa is right that he is on his way to Offensive Tackle stats...

Fact: Today I vacuumed like a mad woman. I canvased the basement carpet not once but twice. In the process, I sucked up the adapter to my Dust Buster in the vacuum. Awesome getting that out. However, this seems to be a recurring problem with me. Other items my vacuum has eaten: dryer sheets, contact case, fabric belt from one of my shirts...I'm sure today's adapter won't be its last meal. Luckily, every time it has eaten something me (or my husband) has managed to get it out somehow.

Crap: Is what I say when I hit another pothole in this crazy city. Literally, they are out of control. Is it appropriate to contact FEMA for pothole relief? I am seriously contemplating writing Obama for a little help around here...

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Roly Poly

As of May 1st, Nathan is a roly poly. He mastered the back-to-tummy roll on Saturday much to our surprise. He has been doing that a few times each day since the first. He even did it twice on the web cam for Miss D and Daddy Doc. But, as of a few minutes ago he championed the tummy-to-back roll. He was doing his tummy time for the day and working especially hard. There was actual grunting like he was doing push-ups. A true manly workout. Then he just rolled himself right over and came up with a big smile. Being a curious mom, I decided to put him back on his tummy to see if he'd do it again and voila he complied for a second and third roll. So it's official he's a back-to-tummy and tummy-to-back roller now. Look out world Nathan's on the move!