Nathan is getting more and more fun! Our happy ten-month-old can now easily pull himself to a standing position, cruise along furniture, and crawl QUICKLY! He seems especially fast when crawling to items that he knows he's not supposed to play with -- tiny toys, cords, moss at the bottom of our fake tree, etc. :)
He likes to clap, wave, and flap his arms (especially when he hears music). Nathan still loves being held, and he enjoys giving big, open-mouth kisses. More and more friends and family comment on how much Nathan looks like Ryan as a baby.
|with cousin Jaden|
He's finally starting to like some table foods! He can feed himself finger foods and can swallow them now instead of gagging!
Nathan consistently takes two naps each day. Now that our family has to be out the door early in the morning for dropping Ian off at school, we've moved Nathan's bedtime earlier as well (to around 8:00). He's still waking up a few times each night.
Nathan can let us know when he doesn't like something. He arches his back and protests loudly when we're trying to put him in his car seat at times. He's getting better, though, at going to the church nursery while Daddy and Momma are in Bible class. He will cry when we drop him off, but the workers tell us he recovers quickly and plays happily while we are away.
Nathan loves helping Momma with chores -- like "helping" load/unload the dishwasher, putting clothes into the dryer, "helping" find things in the refrigerator, and playing with Tupperware when Momma is cooking.Nathan also loves bath time (he doesn't even mind water being poured over his head) and time playing with his older brothers (although Nathan has come down a few popularity points with them since he can now destroy their toy set-ups :)). Nathan gets VERY excited when he hears Daddy returning from work in the evening. Other favorites include the beach, trying to eat sand, putting things inside of bowls/cups/containers, playing outside, and dogs like Ace and Belle.
We thank God for you, Nathan Paul! :)