My Noly is such a big boy now! Just the last couple days he started to “follow” us as in we hold out our arms and he reaches out for us to hold him. I DIE of happiness!!! I know the feeling will pass when all he wants us to do is hold him day and night. I’ll enjoy it for now until he starts getting too attached. He’s also very close to crawling for reals. He does a few “steps” and goes down to the army crawl. We also need to lower his crib in the next few days. He’s starting to hang onto the railing on his knees/toes; afraid he’ll jump right over if we don’t lower it soon. For now enjoy these photos and videos of my Noly roly poly so cute and all grown!!
Being such a ham for the camera.
These smiles are Nolan’s “LOL’s”.
This laugh is Nolan’s “ROTFL” look that make tears appear and eyes disappear.
Nolan was on a laughing rampage on Saturday from my sneezing. It was by accident at first when I really did sneeze. I kept it up with fake “achoo’s” and he kept on laughing his butt off. Early on when he was just 2 months old I had sneezed and he also let out a laugh then, but this is the first time since then that he reacted so hilariously to a sneeze. Check out this odd child of mine who seems to laugh at the weirdest things.
He also started to learn how to clap! Too cute in this video trying to clap after us.
Nolan got to hang out with his buddy, Landon, at Playland Cafe in Irvine for a 1st birthday party. They’re even holding hands!!
Thanks, Helen (mama dang), for capturing this photo of them!
Now, onto mommy business. We’ve gone thru just a few stages of bath tubs now so thought I’d share our experience. We used the 4 moms infant bathtub since birth for 7 months. Nolan was able to sit up on his own earlier but we were lagging on finding a “sitter” tub for him. What did I like about this tub? It has a built in color coded thermometer to help regulate the temp of his bath. You just never know when the temperature can change; I’m sure you all have taken showers where it drastically turns scorching hot or icy cold for no apparent reason but to torture you. We didn’t want Nolan to go thru that so this is what totally sold us. Bonuses: when the temp is out of the comfort range it will beep to let you know to adjust the water temp and it comes with an add’l thermometer to put around the nozzle of the adult bath when he upgrades to using a bigger tub or the adult tub in general.
For a sitter tub we tried out these two: Prince Lionheart Bathtub and Dream On Me Bathub. We wanted these two mainly for their foldable/collapsible feature. Our bathroom isn’t that big so a space saver is high priority plus if we were to travel we’d like it to fold up or can fit in our suitcase. Comparison along with pros and cons available after the images.
|Prince Lionheart||Dream on Me|
|Size||15.3″ w x 26.2″ l x 9.5″ h||18″ w x 31″ l x 9″ h|
|Color||6 options||red / blue / green|
|Price||$41||$50 – $60|
|Other Pros||*Can fit in suitcase|| *Hook to hang from shower rod
|Other Cons||*Looks cheap
*Latch could get in the way
|*Cannot fit in suitcase
*Drainage hole is flush with the bathtub so we had to hack it to get it to drain.
In the end we’re actually keeping both tubs. One for permanent home use and the other for traveling. Why don’t we use the adult bath on travel instead? Well, it’s a water waster plus we can easily contain him in a small tub versus a larger adult tub. And, yes, we are using the 4moms secondary thermometer that we place around the adult bath nozzle.