things with the baby have not been all too hectic, in fact, everything there is going swimmingly; it’s just that other things are taking up a lot of our time the last couple days. i’ll skip all of that because i know you people only come here to see cute pictures and hear about what craziness is going on at the international house of nathaniel.
julia has decided she is going to call him ‘turtle,’ not after the character from entourage, but because she has obviously lost her mind. apparently it has something to do with him making a facial expression like a turtle. what sort of facial expression does a turtle make? i have absolutely no idea. like i said, julia has lost her mind.
i think the reason she has gone so incredibly off the deep end is because nathaniel has hit a phase that can only be described as a ‘black whole’ phase. by that, i mean he eats constantly. the only problem with this, is that he eats so much, he often gets bored and decides to go to sleep mid-meal only to wake up as soon as we decide to move him somewhere and scream for more food. for me, it’s not so terrible because i can only help out if julia was able to pump for me. for her, i can only imagine how crazy this must be making her. actually, i don’t have to imagine it – like i said before, ‘turtle.’
sadly, because of all of this eating, julia doesn’t have time to pump. this works out nicely for me, because instead of feeding nathaniel right now, i was able to sneak off and update this blog for the first time in a week. oh damn, i just remembered she reads this too. i am so terribly upset that she can’t pump so i can’t experience the joy of feeding my baby. phew, dodged a bullet on that one.
let’s see, what’s new with nathaniel? he smiles a lot. in fact, he will smile for 20 minutes straight, but if we want him to smile for say, a picture, he will flat out refuse. something tells me he takes after his father in that way. one of these days i’ll actually get a picture of his smile to show you all. until then, just picture how a turtle would smile. i can only assume that’s how julia would describe it.
besides the smiling thing, he has perfected the art of the headbutt. he is getting really good at holding his head up and looking around. he is also getting really good at holding his head up, looking right at you and smashing his head into your nose, teeth or other part of your face. after he does that, he leans back, looks you in the eyes and smiles. something tells me this kid is going to be trouble when he’s old enough to get into stuff. sadly, i can see me caving because he’s pretty adorable. how early is too early to start trying to be the favorite parent? julia’s going to destroy me for a while because of the feeding thing. i guess i’ll just have to settle for hanging out with pickles.