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Last week Nolan was a football player, this week he’s a race car driver. Can you try guessing what next week and the rest of October will look like as far as “costumes” will go? I have to note that 95% of Nolan’s wardrobe was handed down to him–including this Ferrari jumpsuit he’s sporting. We haven’t had to buy much clothing for him other than socks, bibs and gloves. So blessed to have so many sources for hand me downs. It truly helps on cost savings since he grows so fast and only wears items less than a handful of times before we size up again.

Two things to note in his development this week:
1 – He’s found that his hands are great tools and tries to grab anything that he thinks is within reach. It’s just so awesome to see the progression in his learning of the human body and mind. I didn’t think I could be so excited over a child grabbing a toy for the first time. First time mommy, eh?
2 – Discovered a whole new octave in his voice: screaming just because I can and not because I’m hungry or sleepy. Whenever that happens Rob and I just stare at him in amazement and laugh.

What’s up with his skin condition? Still the same if not a little worse. We’re going in for his 4 month shots this Friday so he’ll have a thorough check-up with the pediatrician to see if there is anything else we can do to help it get better. What does that mean? Another blog post of course!! One of those weeks where its a weekly and monthly milestone. Stay tuned then for another fun-filled blog in a few days!!

His crazy hair with this outfit reminds me of a daredevil.
nolan 17 week old baby boy racecar driver bodysuit

nolan 17 weeks old race car driver onesie

I love it when he smiles and ends up inadvertently winking at me.
nolan 17 week old baby boy racecar ferrari onesie

Couple of photos from my phone. He enjoys playtime in his jungle gym and grabs everything in site. He also loves to match with Daddy.
nolan 17 week old baby boy jungle gym

Sharing a video of Nolan laughing for over 30 seconds straight. It was more like a minute but I didn’t capture the entire thing on camera. His laughter truly makes all my worries and sorrows disappear. I wish I could bottle it up and blast it wherever I go; spreading the joy that I know of as my greatest achievement, Nolan.

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How am I feeling a week deep into juggling all this madness? Hanging in there and focusing as much as possible. Choosing which fun activities I must forgo and re-prioritizing a ton of things. As many of you mommies can relate to, we ladies believe we can do it all AND MORE! Little do we know pushing it to that limit will make us go insane. One of the only joys I still allow myself to indulge in is this very blog you’re reading now. I get to do it once a week as a way to reflect and keep perspective. Plus there’s that fun photoshoot I get to do for Nolan to document his growth.

For this week’s shoot we chose to dress Nolan in a USC football jersey. I am a USC alum and so is my cousin, Kimmy. She was so thoughtful to get him the jersey to sport in time for college football season. When we first received it I thought, “man it’ll be a while before he can fit into this,” but voila, he’s already snug in it! My baby boy has grown so much faster than we anticipated. We even busted out the 6-12 month old clothing and he’s not even 4 months yet.

Nolan’s skin actually got worse over the last week. We believe he has something called “cradle cap” and picked up Mustela Stelaker Cradle Cap ointment. We started the application on Sunday night and the skin on his head and face is starting to peel like crazy. We’re hoping all will turn out well in about a week or two. Again, despite all that he’s still a super happy baby. Sleeping 9+ hours a night, enjoying his nightly baths and laughing up a storm with his best friend, Daddy, each day. Love them both so much!

nolan 16 week old baby boy cradle cap

nolan 16 week old baby boy cradle cap

Nolan was born in the year of the snake so this short video clip is all too fitting for my little snake as he uses his tongue to get at his pacifier.

Oh, special bonus! Cousin Quinn visited last week and kiddos got to hang out at “Nolan’s crib”. Check out the cool animated gif.
nolan with cousin quinn animated gif

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