Monday, May 31, 2010

Beach Trip! Nash's First Vacation!

Nash's first the beaches of Dauphin Island, Alabama.  We drove down on Memorial Day weekend and met our good friends - the O'Neals - at our beach house.  Their kiddos Gretchen and Harper are the sweetest little girls and we had a great time during our 5 days there.  We lucked out in terms of the oil spill...the oil didn't reach the coast of Dauphin Island until the end of our stay.  It was extremely sad to see the dolphins and pelicans in their natural habitat, knowing that a day is approaching where they will have no where to go and the oil will be destroying their homes.  We spent our time on the island relaxing, eating, drinking, and enjoying our time with good friends. Nash loved the water and his toes in the sand and was the cutest little beach bum ever!  We had a great vacation, and the relaxation was a great way to prepare for the craziness that would commence upon our arrival back in Memphis - packing and moving!  Proof of relaxation below:

Still hoping these blue eyes are going to stick around!

Mid-afternoon champagne - one of the many perks of vacation.
First time in the ocean!

Cutest little footprints.  Ever.

Family feet.


Harper and Sha

Gretchen and Elton

Sunday, May 16, 2010

4 months old!

Hard to believe that we've already been parents for 4's even harder to believe that our teeny baby is now 13 pounds, 1.5 ounces and 24.5 inches long.  Seems so far from 5 pounds, 12 ounces and 18 inches long.  I miss those teeny teeny fingers and toes, but Nash's personality is so much fun right now - I wouldn't trade these days for anything!  Here's his monthly recap:

  • Four month check up with Dr. Stecker went well - everything is on track and he is in the 25th percentile for height and weight and 10th percentile for his head circumference. 
  • Rice cereal is officially on the menu - it only took Nash a few meals before getting the hang of the spoon/tongue/swallow situation.  We got to share his first bites of rice cereal with Nannie and Opa on skype - how fun is that?  We've been given the OK to start baby food as well, but will probably hold off on that until we get settled in Nashville.
  • No toy is off limits!  Nash is beginning to hold his toys and react to them - you can see the excitement when you pull out a new toy or one he hasn't seen in a while.  
  • Nash is still in size 1 diapers...the Target brand diapers didn't go over so well.  They were pretty scratchy and we had quite a few leaky diapers.  We are using the Costco brand of diapers right now and think we really like them.  They're definitely priced right and much softer than the Target brand.  We probably shouldn't get too used to them though - no Costco near us in Nashville!
  • Sleep patterns for Nash are holding steady at what they were a month ago...we feel pretty lucky!
  • Nash is still nursing like a champ for the most part - still eating every three hours during the day and stretching from about 9 pm to 6 am at night.  
Below are a few pictures from our "at home" 4 month photo shoot...

Obligatory shot with the lion

See the tufts of hair?  Look really hard...they're there!

Who doesn't love baby toes?

Momma's love bug