Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Nicole!

Our precious little girl turned 8 months old today, and I'd just like to take a moment to reflect on what remarkable baby she is (if I don't say so myself...ahem). Nicole has become quite the skilled crawler - she loves following us around the house. Lately, Nicole's been eager to pull herself up and she will grab on to nearly everything to accomplish such a task, even on some things that are not-so-steady.

Nicole also gets lots of attention when we go out - people like to marvel at what a beautiful baby she is. And Nicole loves to interact with people, especially babies and other small children. Nicole is also a very active and mischievous child, often requiring us to keep close supervision lest she ingests something she's not suppose to. Nicole seems to have a penchant for cables, shoe laces, and paper. You'd think that we aren't feeding her at the rate that she goes after paper! On the contrary, we make her baby food from scratch and her dietary repertoire includes carrots, sweet potatoes, apples, celery, brown rice cakes, egg yokes, turkey, rice, oatmeal, barley, chicken, lamb, bananas, pears, peas, avocados, zucchinis, yellow squash, applesauce, and peaches.

Nicole loves music too. If she is ever upset, all we have to do is sing to her and she will immediately stop crying. Nicole, who has slept in her own room since she was 2 months old, is also an excellent sleeper and a good napper too. She sleeps well above the recommended average of 14 hours a day - often sleeping 12 hours at night with two 1.5 hour naps during the day. All we do is put Nicole in her sleep sack, lay her down, and she will go right to sleep without much pomp and circumstance. We are truly blessed to have Nicole in our lives - she has brought joy to everyone who knows her.


Thomas said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. All that bragging has got me smiling too. Nicole is quite a treat!

Jeff & Cat said...

Nattie, she's BEEEE-you-tee-full. Of course she gets attention wherever she goes! And I hope you cherish all those sleeping hours you get, you lucky bums.