Tuesday, December 22, 2009

7 months

My Dearest Nathan,

Today is your seventh month birthday! Wow! It cannot be possible that you joined our family 7 months ago. My precious son you are a wonderful addition to our family and we thank God for you everyday.
You are a little chunky monkey! You came into this world a big boy and you have continued to grow like a weed. The last time we weighed you the scale showed 22 lbs :) That is nearly half the weight of your sister! You are wearing 18-24 month clothes and are just so rolly polly and lovable. I could spend all day kissing your cheeks and snuggling with you.

In the past month we have begun to have a glimpse of what your personality is going to be like. You generously give smiles to everyone you meet and are rarely shy of strangers. You are always ready to give slobbery kisses and hugs to your Oma's and Mommy. Although you are generally easy going, we are noticing that you have a temper! This shines through when you get frustrated or you sister is "playing" a little rough with you. You don't hesitate to let everyone around you know that you are unhappy when things don't go your way.

You are learning so much, and growing up so fast. You can confidently sit on your own. You can also clap your hands and bounce up and down when you are excited. You are SO ready to crawl, but you have not quite mastered it yet. You can get on all fours from sitting, but soon fall down onto your belly. Once laying down you easily roll across the room, sometimes we look away for only a second and you are on the other side of the room. You have the best laugh, and the cutes grin. Daddy and I know that your little mischievous grin is something we will see a lot of in the next few years as you learn about and explore your world.

Your sister loves you. Plain and simple. She loves making you laugh, and is often the one who can get you laughing just by walking by. You delight in playing with her and especially pulling her hair! She calls you "little buddy", or "buddy boy". When she hears you cry from your crib she runs toward your room yelling "Don't worry buddy I'm on the way!"

Our nicknames for your are "Nater-tater" and "Spuddy-buddy". They have developed over time and I think they are cute. I'm not sure if you will agree when you get older, but oh well :)
Although I have posted less about your first year, I think I have enjoyed it more. I am more relaxed this time and I am trying to take more time to treasure each moment. And lets face it I don't have as much time to be on the computer now that there are two of you.

You are a wonderful, and we know that it is not because of us. You are such a gift to us from God. He knew exactly what we needed in our family, it is YOU! Thank you for being such a wonderful son and letting us join you on the adventure of growing up!

Mommy and Daddy

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