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Sunday, November 16, 2008

I think Nathaniel is going to start college tomorrow...

I finally understand. It is true, children grow up way too fast. Our little Nathaniel amazes me everyday with his new discoveries. It is exciting and yet I find myself reminiscing of the first meeting with our son, just 5 months ago.

I remember watching and weeping as each family was united with their child. Rachel brought the children out in alphabetical order, so we were last with a "W" last name.

When Rachel handed our little love bug to us, I became a puddle in an instant. He smelled like heaven. I even remember he had the hiccups! (Paul teases me about this because I still talk about his hiccups when we first met him every time he gets them now!) It took him about a minute to realize he wasn't too sure of us. His reaction to us at first wasn't the "ideal" that others may expect or dream of, but that isn't what I remember. I remember holding, hugging and kissing my son for the first time. Changing his diaper was something Paul & I fought over (not anymore though)!

Now, 5 months later, I couldn't imagine our life without him. We will never be the same again!

Nathaniel has done A TON of growing and changing since I last posted! Everytime he wakes up from a nap, I think he has grown an inch. Little boy is not so little! He towers over every 1-2 year old we know. After months of rolling, he started, what we call, "swimming" across the floor. That quickly changed to the real crawl, and now he is super crawler. Seriously, don't blink or he will be gone.

He is also so close to walking, it scares me! He pulls up on everything he can (ie toilets, trash cans, the dog, our legs, the washer and dryer, etc.) He has even done the "look, ma, one hand" pose and looked determined to take a step...I will post as soon as it happens.

We have started our list of things to get him for Christmas: a box, electrical cords, dog dishes, TV controllers and shoes. :-) But seriously, why buy a bunch of the latest, greatest toys when all he will want is the box?! :-)

Here are a couple of new pictures:

Nathaniel hanging out with Auntie Misma, sporting the new outfit she gave him.
All bundled up going for a walk with Daddy.

Celebrating Auntie Misma's birthday.

Reading a book with Grandma. She was here for almost a week! Nathaniel really likes Grandma!

Thanks for checking in with us. I promise to try harder to update more often. I am working in the evenings at Harry and Davids again this year, so my days and nights are packed. I savor every moment I am home to spend with my son.
T-minus 11 days until Nathaniel's first Thanksgiving!!!!!


shawn and tisha said...

Wow! It sounds like he is growing so much!

I know what you mean about the Christmas presents. Our little guy LOVES boxes. He would rather have a box than a toy any day. :)

Mark & Mel Harpold said...

You aren't kidding! They grow up so fast!! Nathaniel looks GREAT! He is growing like crazy!
Glad to hear things are going so well for you!