Taking it Easy

Here’s what’s been going on…

Nolan and I have been relaxing and enjoying some beautiful (FINALLY) weather in Berlin.  Apparently it’s supposed to get rainy again grrr.

Sunday was, of course, Mother’s Day.  It was just Noley and I, so we took it real easy.  I caught up on a bunch of shows, and we took a nice stroll up to the castle.


This cheeky monkey has been smiling more and more.  He even managed to roll over a few times yesterday…but subsequent attempts today have ended in him simply sucking his own arm or fist.


We got Noley’s consular report of birth abroad, and his passport!   image

Can’t wait for when he’s 5 and still using this infant picture, but hey, the US has to make sure no shady babies enter the country.

We’ve been trying to fit plenty of quality Facetime in with daddy.  And I make sure to send him lots of cute pics like this…


Haha look at that porkchop!

And just for fun, here’s one from when PC was still in Berlin


Today, Nolan had an ultrasound.  He was born with an extra little nodule on his right ear, and apparently there is some sort of bizarre and rare correlation between skin tags on the ear and kidney problems. Who knew?!  Anyhow, kidneys look good, so hooray.  He also managed to let out a few toots and a poop while doc was doing the ultrasound…proud moments.

And speaking of medical baby stuff,  I was just thinking about the fact that at the hospital, not one doctor, nurse or midwife mentioned doing skin-to-skin.  I have no idea why.  I know that in the US and Australia skin-to-skin or kangaroo care is a big deal.  Its supposed to promote bonding between parent and child, and do some other positive stuff.  Anyhow, I made sure that PC and I both did some quality nakey time with Nolan, but I thought it was strange.  As I’ve said before, the midwives and nurses seemed most concerned that Nolan had enough clothes on.

Anyhow, here’s some random snapchat filters I put on Nolan for funsies.


this next one was a personal favorite.  image

And for whatever reason…Nolan seems to really hate the little Piglet doll on his 100 acre wood chair.  From the beginning, it was the first figure he focused on, and he would just get this worried and angry expression on his face.  Well, as you can see, the animosity has only grown.  image

screw you, piglet.



4 thoughts on “Taking it Easy

  1. Nolan might want to “help” Piglet along in his search for Pooh 🙂 btw what’s with the baby’s breath on the Snapchat panda filter? And that facial hair and goatee – disturbing.

  2. Noley such a sweet nugget. Those smiles are darling. And I was there to witness his hatred of poor little piglet! Happy his health is A OK!

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