On Jan. 1st, our son, Nathaniel, turned 4 months old. He's doing great - getting stronger and fatter every day. Now he laughs and is able to grab at things and play with simple toys. He loves to talk to his stuffed animals! He used to cry when we put him to bed, but nowadays he just talks to his stuffed animals for a few minutes and then goes to sleep on his own!
Today we experienced an important milestone in the life of our son. We were sitting down eating dinner together, and was holding Nate in my lap while I ate. Next thing I know, he's reaching onto my plate and grabbing handfuls of my food and throwing them!
I realized that this is truly the beginning of a new stage in our son's life - a stage in which he will be throwing food and making messes everywhere. That's ok - its worth it!
Oh, and you can click here to listen to Nate laughing.