Friday, August 21, 2009

Twenty Weeks

Today Nick is twenty weeks old! When I was twenty weeks pregnant we were visting my sister in North Carolina, and had just discovered that Nick was Nick, and not Kate :) Hard to believe that was 39 weeks ago! Time does fly when you're having fun - and we are having so much fun with Nick! He is a really happy baby. He laughs and smiles all the time. He is really starting to play with his toys, wiggle a lot and move around. In his exersaucer he can turn himself around 360 degrees with his feet. He loves when we hold his hands and pull him up to sitting, then all the way up to standing. It's so fun to interact with him!

Last weekend was fun! Saturday Nick took a two hour nap alone, while mom and dad met some neighbors and chatted in the backyard. Later on, we had our Connection Parenting meeting. Nick and mom went while dad had some alone time. Sunday mom had some other moms over for a pie crust making party. Nick and dad watched while the ladies had fun with flour :) Sunday night mom, dad and Nick went to grammie and grandpa's house to take them a pie and hang out. The oddest thing happened - in the car on the way over, Nick was laughing and smiling. We took him in his infant carrier into the house. I was standing just inside the door, holding the infant carrier. Grammie and grandpa were talking to Nick, and one touched his hand and one touched his foot - and he burst out screaming and crying! I had to take Nick out of the infant carrier and it took a good 5-10 minutes to calm him down. We stayed for a couple hours and I held him almost the entire time - at one point, Jeff's mom tried to hold him, but after a minute or so he started doing The Lip, so I took him back. Nick so rarely cries, and when he does cry, it never lasts as long as it did that afternoon. I had just nursed and changed him before we left the house, and he had a good nap. We never figured it out, but we hope for Nick's sake it doesn't happen again! He cries so little that we assume when he does cry, he is very unhappy, and we hate for Nick to be unhappy!

Monday dad had a dentist appointment after work, so mom picked Nick up from daycare. Wednesday dad tried to go get his car checked out, so he can finally have the body work done that's needed, so mom picked Nick up, but the computer system was down, so dad had to go back Thursday. Wednesday mom and Nick stayed home while dad went and saw a movie with grandpa. Thursday dad went to get his estimate for his car, but still made it to daycare to pick Nick up before mom could. Traffic on 696 was bad this week after work!

Tonight Dana and Chris are coming over. We plan on having pizza and playing Yahtzee. This weekend we have Connection Parenting, and grandpa is coming over for dinner afterwards. Sunday mom and dad plan on going to downtown Plymouth for lunch, and then mom is taking Nick to a babywearing meeting in Livonia. Nothing else is going on this week, until Friday, when dad and Nick will be on their own while mom attends the 19th Annual LAA Alumni/Student Golf Outing and Annual Meeting.

We are gearing up for Nick's first visit to Raleigh! First plane trip, first time outside of Michigan - lots of firsts :) Not his first night away from home, so we're not nervous about that. We are very excited for Nick to see his Aunt Krystyn and Uncle Zack again!

Nick is falling into some routines. He is asleep pretty much every night by 7 pm, and does not wake up to nurse until 2 or 3. He still usually wakes up twice at night to nurse. Lately his second nursing has been around 5 am, which does not really work for me :) but I still feel like I'm getting enough sleep. He is a growing, happy, healthy boy and we are doing our best to make sure he stays that way! :)

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