Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Splish Splash My Baby's Taking A Bath!

Lately, I have been consumed with milestones. Researching and checking tables and charts to make sure we are doing everything we can to ensure Nolan is where he needs to be developmentally, physically, verbally and socially. Let me just say that this is so overwhelming! I know that a lot of this just comes naturally and at different paces for every baby but as a first time Mom I feel like I'm taking the test of my life and I haven't read every chapter in the book! In order to give myself some sense of sanity and to make sure I don't become over obsessed with this I have begun taking it one step at a time starting with a very simple nightly routine. This includes bath time, bottle time, activity mat or book time and then bedtime.

Bath time has become my favorite part of the day. It not only washes the day away for Nolan but it is almost therapy at this point for me. The Johnson & Johnson bedtime bath lavender smell, baby power and lotion - it all acts like aroma therapy for me. Nolan smells so good and feels so soft I could just eat him up! Then there is his laughing and splashing - it amazes me to see him figuring out that those little feet and legs belong to him and that he controls the splish splash of the water! I hope that in the future Nolan looks back (as I do now with my Mom) and remembers the love, comfort and security he felt going to bed every night!

Monday, August 9, 2010

10 Weeks and Growing

So much has happened in just two weeks time! Nolan has gotten his first set of shots and believe me it was just as painful for Mommy to watch as it was for him to endure. We have been witness to Nolan's first social gathering (Neeley's 1st birthday) where he got to put his tiny little tooties in the water. And finally, the most exciting one...his playtime activity mat - he just loves it. He reaches for animals, play rings, bells and anything else we can manage to hang from it's bars. Nolan is growing up more and more each day and I am loving every minute of it!

At the River

Getting ready for bed

Playing with Mommy
Having fun with his activity mat