Nathan is going to be 3 months soon, and I haven’t written anywhere near enough about him! He is a very sweet, happy go lucky baby. His ears wiggle when he eats. He loves to sleep. When he wakes up, he loves to see a smiling face and grins right back. He started socially smiling a little before he hit 2 months, and it is the cutest grin ever.
He is long, wearing 6 month old outfits now. He likes putting on a jacket to go for a walk. He likes stroller walks, and he is not the biggest fan of the car.
He is pretty chill overall and is happy to sit in his bouncer for a bit and entertain himself. Lately, he’s entertaining himself with his feet. He discovered them, those mysterious faraway islands of toes. He waves them and is very focused on figuring out how they work.
Like everyone says, the second child is more laid back than the first. Elijah did NOT sit in the bouncer for ANY amount of time, and he also didn’t see sleep as a necessity. You can actually put Nathan in bed awake and he will just go to sleep. BY HIMSELF. I thought that was an old wives tale; no babies can do this. (And when I say ‘old wife’, I mean dr. Weisbluth). But here is my own baby, doing it!
Nathan’s coloring is staying pretty light so far. Everyone says he looks like me, and I think he looks like my Mom, although it could be just his eyes. They are staying the color of lake Tahoe.
Nathan loves hanging out with people, and hanging out with Elijah is the best. He will contort himself in crazy neck angles just to see what Elijah is doing. Also he is clearly coveting Elijahs trucks.
Elijah is the best big brother in the history of big brotherdom. I was sure we’d have some issues with the new baby in the house, and we had not a one. Elijah worries about and cares for Nathan, brings him toys and binkies, helps change diapers and soothe him, and is taking big brothering very seriously. Watching him take care of his younger brother makes me fall in love with my big boy even more, even though that seemed impossible.