Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
But the big question is, does this 'count' as crawling? What do you think? Sort of like his waving (read: arm flailing). Funny, I thought the monumental moments would be more like 'oh my god, he's crawling!' and not 'hmmm, I think this might be crawling'.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
So this weekend I did a lot of computer maintenance and I AM A GENIUS! I fixed my itunes (which meant to copy all my cds again). I bought a wireless router AND installed it. While I was at BestBuy getting the router I got some free advice and tips from Nicole, a bestbuy employee. She was awesome and helped me figure out how to make the ipod work. (Example, I know I downloaded facebook to the ipod touch but couldn't FIND it on the ipod touch). I downloaded some apps, downloaded a tv show, got some silly games to play and (this is a big one) put my calendar on the ipod. So this might mean bye-bye dayplanner. (this makes me a little sad but I need to move to the new era). I thought about downloading skype but then realized the ipod touch doesn't have a camera... still learning...
This is one of those things I could not have done without a really amazing husband to handle Nolan most of the weekend so I could tackle this project. Oh, and while I was at it, I also saved some photos (oh, about 1000) to discs and deleted from our hard drive. This was also an interesting and not as easy as I expected it to be. But I figured it out.
I know some of you will laugh at how this sounds. But truly, after this weekend, I feel like I took leaps and bounds into a whole new world. So if anyone knows any really cool Apps, please send me an email.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
A few things we learned today that were interesting. One was about sleep. Sleep habits are genetic. Who knew? So a 6 month old's habits are indicative of his teenage and adult sleep habits. So when I asked if Nolan slept too much (yes, I did ask that- he averages about 15 hours a day- not complaining, just wondering) she immediately said 'no' but also that when he begins school he'll probably need more sleep and a even nap while he's in kindergarten. It's crazy to think about but really fascinating. Then she asked who sleeps a lot between Dave and I. So Nolan inherited the Mattatall sleep habits. Good for him.
Another thing that was interesting was that it is rare for a Caucasian baby at 6 months to sit up on his own. I was surprised that it varied by ethnicity enough to differentiate. I find that rather fascinating. Nolan has a 'strong core'. Another Mattatall trait.
So all in all the kiddo is doing really well. It was suggested to wait closer to 9 months before introducing dairy and even finger foods. She suggested that we could give finger foods a try and see how it goes but he may not do anything with it except perhaps choke... awesome.
Oh and he's also moving into the era of clothes of varying sizes. Some brands for size 9 months fit him, others the 6-12 months are too tight. Tricky tricky. But he has grown out of many of his 6 month clothes and we are washing a lot of his 12 month clothes to have ready. What fun!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
So I think we are moving in a good direction. Every day doesn't got exactly how we plan it but at least we are making moves to resume normal life, whatever that is. But it feels AND tastes good!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
His day started out with a splash...
Every true fan should have a jersey for their favorite team...
Friday, September 3, 2010
Nolan in his magic sleeping pants and his morning bear. (this is not Rupert).