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November, 2014:

Children’s Museum

Grandpa and Grandma met up with us for a morning of fun at the Seattle Children’s Museum. Cooper was a big fan of the bus, just like Daddy takes to work, especially since he could put gas in it. Nicholas working on his Jay Leno impersonation in the fun mirror

Dancing with Grandma and Grandpa

Let the Christmas Festivities Begin

We have a tradition to kick-off the Christmas festivities the weekend after Thanksgiving. This includes a trip to see Santa at Molbak’s, 2013 and 2012. We were so happy with the picture that we made it our Christmas card and ordered them that night. Next we headed to McLendon’s hardware to pick out our Christmas tree. This year we splurged for a $30 Noble Fir instead of our traditional $20 Douglas Fir. That evening one of Rob’s college friends was in town to visit from NY. Cooper loved playing chase with his buddy Connor.

9 months

Stats: Length: 28.75 inches (62%) Weight: 19 lbs 13 oz (34%) Head Circumference: 18.75 inches (96%)

At the doctor’s office

Development: Nicholas loves to stand up. He prefers sitting versus being on his stomach. He loves making different facial expressions and has added “Popeye” to his list of party tricks and does lots of exaggerated sniffing. Nicholas loves to smack his hands down on things to hear the different noises he can make. Physical: His eyes are still blue in color. His hair is standing up on top and in back, but not in front. It varies in color from brown to blond to red depending on the lighting. He loves the jumper and prefers to poop in the bouncer. Nicholas now has 4 teeth with his top two poking through during our Hawaii vacation. Eating: Nicholas can go 3 to even 5 hours sometimes between nursing. When nursing Nicholas loves to grab my lower lip and teeth, his free hand is in constant motion. He has been backed up so we have had a month of just prunes and pears with little to no positive impact on his bowels. We have switched out the puffs for Cheerios and Nicholas will instantly start bouncing in his chair at the sight of the box. http://youtu.be/yvNHjDh3g1U Sleeping: Bedtime starts at 6:30pm. He nurses, gets changed, vitamin, read the Nicholas bunny book, turn on the heater/humidifier/monitor, place him in the crib, zip up his sleep sack, and sing our goodnight song. Nicholas is now waking up to nurse 2-3 times a night. We rarely use a binky. He naps ~20 minutes in the morning after crying for 15 minutes and naps for an hour in the afternoon. Firsts: Highchair, top two teeth (4 total), time in a swimming pool, warm ocean water and riding in a shopping cart