Sunday, January 18, 2009

Nathan's Crawling (and 1 year old pictures too!)

I've had several people wanting me to post pictures of Nathan and his glasses. We picked up his glasses on January 7th from the Moran Eye Center. Overall, Nathan has been pretty good about wearing his glasses and not taking them off. He had been really close to crawling by getting up on all fours and "rocking". That night, Nathan started crawling everywhere! It was so exciting for Jake and I. These developmental milestones mean a little bit more to us this time around as we have had to work REALLY HARD with Nathan to get him where he is. We're grateful for Nicole too who has spent many hours on the floor playing with him! Now, a couple of days before his birthday, Nathan can get where he wants to go and even pull himself up into a kneeling position. Nathan's physical therapist was super impressed with his progress these last couple of weeks. (Now if only Mary, the feeding therapist, and I could get him moving on the right direction in feeding!) A quick side note here, at the moment I have "Baby Signing Time" on the tv for both kids to watch. They are singing about eating and Elisabeth is very interested. Nathan just turned around and started playing with the blocks, being very disinterested that little stinker!

I had these pictures taken at Kiddie Kandids yesterday. I love them, especially the "old man" looking ones of him! Also, the one where Nathan is looking straight forward in a sitting position makes him look like Ralphie on "The Christmas Story"

Here's Ralphie:

Here's Nathan: (Give him a few more years and he'll look just like him!)

Here's the old man looking pictures:

I can't believe that Nathan is going to be a year old on Thursday! What happened to the time? Wait, a good majority was at the hospital as an inpatient or spending quality at the many clinics Nathan is seen at! Actually, its been quite the year of learning and growing for all of us. Next Saturday at 1:00 we are having Nathan's first birthday party at our house. It's going to be fun - even if he probably will have no clue as to what to do with the cake!

I'm so excited that in a little over a week I'll get to go to Janice's to help her with her new baby! Ellie is very excited to be able to see the new baby. It will be quite the adventure taking both kids on a plane to Tennessee!


Janice & Don said...

He is so cute!! I want copy of the first one (in his super cute sweater) so be sure to bring one for me!!!

Sheena said...

Oh. my. goodness. he is a cute little bug! I couldn't stop laughing seeing him in his glasses because they are so dang adorable! He totally looks like a mini-Jakob. That is so great that he is crawling and everything too.

Tiffany said...

Those are sooo cute. Those glasses are adorable! I am so glad that he is crawling. I think that Kami is going to be crawling any day now but who knows.

Nic and Ashley Haws said...

Oh my HECK! Nathan is sooooooooooooo adorable! I just want to kiss him! Gosh! He is so big! You're right! Time flies... where does it all go?

Your kids are absolutely adorable. I hope Nathan's birthday party is awesome!

Christina said...

He is too cute! I know that first birthday sneaks up on you. I hope you guys have a wonderful day celebrating your miracle boy!

Hugs & Prayers,
Jacob's Momma

Nicole said...

OH MY HECK! I absolutely LOVE Nathan! That picture of him sitting in the suitcase is my favorite! He's so adorable! I want a copy of one of those!! Could I get one somehow??
And Ellie's room is going to be adorable! That bookshelf above her bed is an awesome idea!

Karen Lindsay said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! Can he be any cuter! I love the little glasses. he is just precious.

Heart Mommy said...

You know I love the old man ones.... So cute!!!

Dan & Calli Ellinger said...

What a handsome little guy!