Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Smile :-)

Noah is 8 weeks old now - can you believe it? He is growing in front of our eyes! He is smiling quite a bit now and sometimes it even sounds like he's laughing. His favorite time for smiles is when he is laying on the changing table right after his diaper gets changed. A new diaper must be quite a great feeling. We can both get smiles out of him at some point during the day, but we noticed this morning that he is also predictably smiling and laughing at his favorite thing in the house - the ceiling fan! He is so excited to see the fan every morning! Noah also really loves our evening walks around the neighborhood. While we walk he watches our faces, looks at the trees and sky and listens to the birds singing. Our dog Emma really seems to like Noah now. When we came home from errands yesterday, Emma stuck her head in Noah's car seat and sniffed him head to toe while wagging her tail. She was genuinely glad that he was home! Here's a few pictures from the last week.

Another new development is DROOL! Noah has become a drooling machine. We were surprised that he started drooling so early, but we read that babies can start drooling more than two months before they start teething. So, here's to lots of bibs in Noah's future!

We are also excited to report that after taking a much needed rest from rolling over, Noah has started doing it again. We found that if we put him on his tummy under his floor gym, he really wants to roll over so he can see the hanging toys, so he just tucks his arm and flips over so he can get a good look!

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Grammy and Grandad - look how I've changed!

We just finished a fun week with Laura's parents - here are the pictures! It has been a little more than a month since they have seen Noah, and he has changed so much! He has chubby cheeks and he's so very interested in the world around him. He has definite opinions now - he has certain ways he likes to be held (the football hold is his favorite), and certain things he likes to look at around the house (Laura's photos in the living room are his favorite). Noah has lost most of the hair on the top of his head, and if you look closely you can see a little new fuzz growing up there. We wonder what color his new hair will be - the hair on the side of his head still has a tinge of red to it. His eyes are still blue, but they are starting to look blue-gray on some days. We wonder what color they're going to be in a few months? And as for the rolling over, he hasn't accomplished that feat since May. It seems that it was one of those amazing things that newborns can do, but they lose the ability as they develop, only for it to return again in a few months. Well, we'll keep doing tummy time and see if it happens again!

Here are some pictures of friends that have stopped by to see Noah in the last few weeks. If you're in the neighborhood, come on by!!

Time is flying. We can't believe that Noah will be seven weeks old this week. How could that be? It must be true that time flies when you're having fun. Throw in a heaping helping of sleep deprivation, and time goes even faster!!

Matt had a great birthday and he thanks Laura, Noah, Grammy and Grandad for making it special.

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Friday, June 8, 2007

Welcome New Friends!

Congratulations to Jen and Tim - their baby boy Brennan was born yesterday. Their website is And a big congratulations to Kim and Stephen - their twin girls Madilyn and Morgan were born this morning. The girls look adorable! Their website is Noah is excited to have three new friends!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Guess how much Noah weighs!!

We just returned from Noah's one-month check-up, and we have some exciting news to report. We know Noah has been growing a lot - he just went through a growth spurt where he ate almost non-stop for two days, and he's getting cute little baby chub on his legs, arms, and chin. We guessed that he might weigh 10 pounds. However, we were so surprised when he weighed in at 12 pounds at the doctor's office this morning! That means he's gained 5 pounds since we were released from the hospital one month ago! Wow! His weight, length and head measurement are all in proportion with each other.

Noah is so much more alert now. He is tracking objects easily, and he has just started imitating some facial movements, like sticking out his tongue. We also get an occasional big smile from him - his eyes light up and he smiles so wide!Here are some pictures from the last few days. Enjoy!

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