Nathan is Hebrew and means "gift from God" - we couldn't have been more blessed than to have been chosen as his parents!

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

So Many Changes....

I am happy to report that Nathan is now eating 5 ounces in all of his bottles and sleeping through the night!!!!!

Therapy is continuing to go very well. Our main objective at this point is for Nathan to reach and grab for his toys and vocalize a laugh. He "coos" like crazy but we haven't heard a laugh or giggle yet. According to our "What to Expect the First Year" book, Nathan is doing ALL the right things at this time.

One thing I've noticed lately, that I am really kind of sad about, is that Nathan is not napping that much during the day, so he's exhausted by the time I pick him up. Needless to say, he falls asleep right after his bottle. One of my greatest fears is that he may fall behind developmentally because this situation makes it impossible to work on his therapy exercises. On the up side, it really makes me appreciate the days I have off with him.

This is the first book I read to Nathan. We also bought him another finger puppet book titled Old McDonald Had a Farm -- each finger is a different animal. He loves looking at these puppets. Thanks to Nathan's Aunt Kathy and cousin Emily, he'll be able to read new books every night for months (once we reach that point)!!!

Nathan is going on a very secret mission this week and I can't wait to post those pictures! Look for them on Friday!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Clark Kent - Beware!

Superman or future gymnast? You decide. I just call him - Super baby!

Can you believe this child is just three months old? Maybe this is normal for a three month old. All I know is that Nathan doesn't appear to have muscle tone issues yet. Let's pray he stays this strong!