Sunday, April 17, 2011

6 Months Old

Holy crap, we've reached the half-year mark. Un-freakin'-believable. And yet, life with Nolan has developed into such an easy routine that it almost seems like he's always been here. I LOVE opening the door to his room in the morning and being greeted by a happy baby who is ready to start his day. What's new is that I usually find him in a different location in the crib each morning. Seems like just last week that he couldn't even lift his head...time is definitely flying.

At 6 months, Nolan:

--weighs 16 lbs 10 oz (50th percentile) and is 26 inches long (50 percentile).
--thinks he's a pterydactyl. I'm not kidding. He screeches LOUDLY morning, noon, and night. It's both hilarious and incredibly annoying at the same time.
--is soooooooooo close to popping out two bottom teeth. I sure hope they erupt soon because the runny poos that keep leaking out of his diapers and staining all his clothes neon green are starting to get a bit old.
--gives me a "bring-it-on" look every time I try a new food out with him. He has even started grabbing my hand to bring the spoon to his mouth sooner when I'm not feeding him fast enough. Cracks me up.
--is working more on sitting unsupported. He's fighting me a bit on this, but he's also starting to come around as he's noticing he gets a better vantage point since he's a bit nosey like his mother curious.
--would make jumping his profession if he could. He is OBSESSED. If he's standing in your lap, he's going to force you to help him jump up and down. The strained muscles in my arms are totally worth those smiles, though.
--barely fits into his six-month clothes. We went on a bit of a shopping spree a few weeks ago to get him some 9-month outfits for the summer, but I'm thinking we'll need to make a second trip before too long to buy 12-monthers.
--is on his way to rounding out his flat head. Dr. Brown thought it looked at lot better at his check-up this morning, and I found him asleep on his tummy this morning. The more he stays off of it, the better.

We don't head back to Dr. Brown's for three more months, but Nolan should make great strides by then--eating fruits (we're starting that tonight) and beginning sippy-cup use. Next thing you know he'll be leaving for college...

Friday, April 8, 2011

Ten Things I Think I Think, April '11 Edition

10. BEYOND excited that the weather is finally warming up. It’s supposed to be 82 degrees on Sunday. SQUEE!

9. They haven’t erupted yet, but I can see Nolan’s two front bottom teeth near the surface of his gums. He’s going to get his first teeth nearly two months before his brother did. And he’s been a great teether so far—all hands in the mouth, but not fussy at all. Such a sweet little guy.

8. When Aiden turned three, someone flipped a biological switch or something, because the temper tantrums have been EPIC. Seriously. I kinda knew it was coming since I had been warned three is more difficult that two, but wow, man. We’ve had some rough moments. I imagine this will all seem pretty silly compared to his teenage years…

7. I really need to get on this Dave Ramsey thing. I know several folks who have paid off all their debt, and how fantastic would THAT be? We have dreams of taking the boys on a Disney cruise in a few years, and I would love to pay for it up front. Time to start reading that book.

6. Mike is back in class. I’m so proud of him; he thinks he’s found a profession that really suits him, so he’s really enjoying his classes so far. It can be a bit rough for me since I’ve got to handle bedtime for both boys alone four nights a week, but it’s nothing I can’t handle, especially if it means he’s going to finish school. Love that man. :)

5. We got a pretty decent tax return this year (hello, two kids!), so we did the responsible thing and got a new roof on the house. We even went a bit green and got the energy-efficient shingles. Next up: new exterior paint and new shutters, and finally removing the EXTREMELY dated awnings from the windows. We’ll get this house out of 1964 yet!

4. Probably makes me an oddball, but one of the things I’m looking forward to most this summer is being able to mow the lawn! I was hesitant to do it last year since I was preggers with Nolan, but I just love that hour or so I spend cutting the grass. I feel like such a when I’m done—kinda like She-Ra. :)

3. I’m seeing a lot of showers in my future, and I’m not talking rain—two baby showers for my buddies having babies this summer, and a bridal shower for my sister in September. This is making the planner in me salivate at the mouth. I *HEART* PLANNING.

2. Excited to take Nolan to meet Miss Norah for the first time tomorrow. Also, I don’t know how she feels about it, but I’m excited for Norah’s mommy to return to work in a few weeks. :)

1. Dork Alert: I am LOVING the new story arc they’ve started on NCIS. The season finale is going to be awesome, but not so much the wait for the resolution over the summer. I love me a well-written show! :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Motivation, why have you deserted me?

Okay, so maybe that's a touch melodramatic. But seriously, I'm having a hard time finding the motivation to do a lot things, and unfortunately, blogging is on that list. I am really making an effort to find that motivation--I'm guess I'm trying find the motivation to get motivated? Now I'm just confused, about some Nolan pictures?!