Nolan’s First Christmas

Christmas 2011

Nolan has discovered his feet, so needless to say we are always having to check to make sure his little feet are still covered.  Except when we go to Grandma and Grandpa Traffas’s house where grandpa like to take his socks off during play time. This month has been very busy and fun for all of us. Nolan rolled over for the first time from back to front (assisted by kicking my leg) but completely on his own from front to back a couple of days later. He wasn’t sure what to think of flipping over like that. Nolan continues to be a very vocal baby. He likes to hear himself “talk” which is more like a yell/scream. He can now grasp and hold on to toys, he also likes to chew on everything!  He has started to be able to entertain himself for short periods of time with his toys. Nolan is also able to sit up assisted and unassisted very briefly. He has started to enjoy tummy time and will stay on his tummy for longer amounts of time before becoming upset. He has started to make crawling type motions of moving his arms and legs, however he is still to flat on the ground to really make much progress in moving from one place to another. One of Nolan’s favorite activities is looking in the mirror at himself and or the person holding him. He loves to see that smiling baby in the mirror. He often wants to talk to that baby too. It is absolutely adorable!

He really enjoys reading books and helping turn the pages. Christmas was fun, Nolan even tried to pull the paper off of a couple of his presents. I can’t wait until next year when he knows what is going on. The Traffas Family Christmas was really enjoyable, it is funny how much of a difference two little babies can change the dynamic. We snapped some great photos of Nolan and cousin Kylee on Christmas Eve in the presents. Nolan has started to see Kylee, sometimes if she starts to cry he will make a pouty face and start to cry; I think he is worried about her or annoyed by her, I guess I can’t know which. Kylee is a beautiful little girl. She is growing so fast. Although Kylee is two months younger than Nolan she is nearly the same size as our little guy. She is not yet very active though, Nolan on the other hand never seems to stop moving. Constantly kicking his feet and swinging his arms.

Nolan has started to not sleep as well as he was the last couple months, I am not sure what the cause of this is. It is possible that he has started teething, but I am not sure. He does not have any teeth visible yet but he certainly wants to put everything in his mouth which is constantly slobbery.

At his 4 month appointment Nolan weighed 14 lbs 6 oz and was 25 inches long. He is growing so quickly! Our doctor said that he is ready to start solid foods, so we are considering starting that in the next month or so.

Over New Year’s we  had the Poe Family Christmas. It was so nice to see my family and to let them all visit with Nolan. It is so fun now that he is more expressive and interactive. I know that Julianna (7 years old) and Gabriella (4 years old) (my brother Craig’s daughters) had a lot of fun playing with him. It was nice to ring in the new year as a family.

I hope everyone had a wonderful family filled Christmas. May 2012 bring much joy to you and yours.

I think we went a little overboard on pictures this month!

 

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