Wednesday, July 22, 2009

loving my baby

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I'm loving my baby.

Nathanael is really displaying his personality in the past few weeks. He is generally a happy guy, but he lets you know what he wants, when he wants it, and does so immediately, with very little warning.

If we remove a toy (or other object of interest) from his grasp, he starts wailing, and calms as soon as it is returned to his tight grip.

If he is tired and we aren't taking him to bed (other places just won't do) he is vocal about it. But sometimes, in spite of himself, he'll fall asleep comfortably in our arms.

When we balance him on a knee, he gets his whole body moving - arms, legs, torso - all motion, all the time.

He may not be crawling, but don't be deceived into thinking that he can't get anywhere. He "slizzers" - by pushing and kicking with his legs, he can propel himself across the floor, on belly or back (although since he perfected his roll over, he's mostly on the belly now.)

One of my favorite times is when he is breastfeeding. When he's really hungry, he's focused. No time for chit-chat. But, towards the end of a nursing session, he'll stop, and look up at me, study my face, smile. He'll nurse a little bit more, and repeat. If I'm talking, he'll stop and pay attention to me. If someone else is talking, he'll stop and look for their faces. I adore his sweet smiles and the look of intense focus when he's looking at someone.

He's a wonderful, precious little boy, and I feel blessed to be his mama!


Crozierette said...

Can't believe he is already slizzering! Yay! Don't forget to update your profile at some point to show you have 2 children friend! We don't want the poor guy reading this someday and having identity issues. :)

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