Posted by: mommytoo | July 4, 2008


okay, so it’s been forever since i last posted.  i hate that!  i finished work the middle of last week, and we left a couple of days later for d’s parents’ beach house.  we’re having so much fun.  here’s a preview of the many pictures i’ve been taking!  i didn’t bring the cord to upload photos, but we took these with d’s phone.

i think these pics are funny, because he’s totally a blob in them, not even his usual happy self, and we’re all excited.  but anyway, this was his first trip to the beach, which was really special because it’s the beach where d spent her first summer, when she was the exact same age (he was born the day before her birthday).  we are both ocean lovers, so it was really fun for us, even though he slept most of the time!

we’ve also spent a lot of time in and around the pool, he is getting more into it and has stopped crying during sunblock application, too.  yesterday he tolerated water up over his shoulders, so i guess he’s gradually getting accustomed!  today nate and i did some window shopping, him in the baby bj*rn all snuggled up.  there’s also been lots of napping, reading, singing, time in the swing, and sweet smiles.

nate is doing so much interesting stuff.  he smiles now “on command,” meaning in response to anyone smiling at him.  and shrugs his shoulders with his little arms pulled up, almost  bashful looking.  makes us oooooohhhh every time!  the only control he seems to have over his hands is that he shoves them into his mouth all the time.  as i told my mom today, his record seems to be one entire hand, plus two fingers from the other.  then he gags himself, but just keeps going.  and he kicks like crazy!  he really knows me and d now, and we’ve gotten much better at reading him and giving him what he needs.

before we left for vacation, nate was going to bed pretty easily for a few hours before us, but it’s touch and go while we’re here, especially because we didn’t bring the monitor (luckily d’s got supersonic hearing).  he’s sleeping with us, which i’m feeling a little more relaxed about, partly thanks to a book i’m reading about attachment parenting.  i will post a little review of it when i’m done.

there’s so much i want to say about what it feels like not to be working, spending so much time with nate, getting to know myself as a mom, co-parenting with d… so much more.  and lots of pictures!  i’ll get to all that in a few days.



  1. Sounds like you’re having a great time! I am so happy for you that you get to spend so much time with Nate and D. It’s such an amazing time in your life and it’s really great that you can just enjoy Nate and all his cuteness.

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