Thursday, October 25, 2012

Watch Out, World!

Noah is on the move! He's had a big month of development. He can now sit up fairly well on his own, only falling over occasionally. He can also crawl with his belly off the floor, although sometimes he seems to forget and reverts to the army crawl. He can also put himself into the sitting position from laying. So these days I can just set him on the floor, he'll crawl to what he wants, and sit himself back up. The better mobility seems to have tempered his fussiness a bit; he is more content to play with toys on the floor without me for a few minutes at a time. He does still spend a lot of time on my back (sometimes my front) in the Ergo carrier or on my lap, but not all his time, so I think this is a nice change for both of us. Last but certainly not the least of his recent achievements, he can pull himself to standing and even "cruise" a little! I think we've got another early walker on our hands!
Oh, Mom, I'm just sitting here drooling. No worries.
Checking out the toys.
Anything good in the top?
Shoot, I don't even need both legs!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Noah's Six Month Well Visit

The other day Noah went in for his six month well visit. I've already lost count of how many times we've been to our new pediatrician in the two short months that we've been patients there, but... well, they already know us.

Noah is doing well. He did wonderfully for his immunizations. He is doing everything that he should be, developmentally. Except sleeping, which none of my babies have done and which I am too tired to form coherent thoughts about. Instead, I will present my babies' growth statistics, which are interesting only to me. The one thing I want to note is that Noah has fallen off his growth curve already, while the other boys waited until nine months to do so. I'm slightly concerned even though logically I know I probably shouldn't be. You can see that his weight now is more similar to Jack's at age six month, even though Noah was the biggest at birth and Jack was the smallest. They're all different. He is growing. We'll see where he falls on the curve at his next checkup.

Alexander at birth/ six months: 9lbs, 4oz/ 21 lbs, 13 oz (above the 97th %)
Jack at birth/ six months:          8lbs, 8oz/ 18 lbs, 6 oz (75th %)
Kai at birth/ six months:           9lbs, 6oz/ 21 lbs, 8 oz (96th %)
Noah at birth/ six months:         9lbs, 9oz/ 18 lbs, 15 oz (75th %)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Last weekend we decided it was time to find our new pumpkin patch. I had been given the heads up from a local friend that one of the pumpkin patches in the area was a bit silly (wait for it), but I wasn't sure which one it was, so we chose the farm we would go to based on other factors. The boys were super excited to be at the farm, to go on the hay ride, and to be picking pumpkins! We purchased our tickets, took some photos, and boarded the hay ride. As we approached the pumpkin patch, we realized that we had, indeed, picked the silly pumpkin patch. The pumpkins had been set in a field of grass. They were not growing there. Someone had actually strewn them across this grassy field in some strange, forced mockery of an actual pumpkin patch. It was weird and unnatural. And the boys loved it. Oh, how happy Jack was not to be tripping over vines. How Alexander appreciated that the grass did not make his legs itch. So now I'm just not sure... next year will we return to this abomination? Will we embrace the farce? Or will I force the children to accept that this was NOT, in fact, a real pumpkin patch? For this year, at least, the important thing is that we have three lovely pumpkins to turn into jack-o-lanterns on Halloween weekend. We'll figure out the rest later.

Waiting for the hayride to the pumpkin patch
A rare photo of me, in desperate need of a haircut

Mommy making the boys pose for more photos while waiting for the hayride
Yep, lots of photos
Visiting the turkeys and rooster
Acting like a turkey... or something
The silliest pumpkin patch I've ever seen
The picks
This photo is interesting for so many reasons
Hi, I'm cute
And still cute
Look, another grownup!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Just a few cute photos of the doppelgangers, Jack and Noah. I really should also dig up some more photos of Jack at the same age, but that's for another day.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Noah's Six Month Birthday

Noah, 6 months old
Kai, 6 months old
Jack, 6 months old
Alexander, 6 months old
Happy Half Birthday, Noah! You've had quite the interesting life already, spending about a third of your life in each of three different homes!

Noah is a lovey little baby. He prefers to be held most of the time and especially does not appreciate laying down. If he MUST be put down, he prefers to be in the sitting position, but still needs support to stay up for long. He always lights up when he sees a brother! My poor little guy needs to learn to sleep better, though! I am looking forward to my little cutie growing up, although I don't have to guess what he'll look like. At least for now, he looks almost exactly like Jack did. Pictures of them at the same age are distinguishable only by context.

Love you, Noah!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ain't Got Nobody

This kid is awesome.