The three of us headed up to Maine last weekend for Sara’s baby shower. Sara, with her cute little baby bump, got a lot of good baby loot, and we had a great time hanging out in the beautiful weather on the Maine coast for the weekend.
We also took Emmett out on his first boat ride! Although I’m pretty sure he wasn’t a huge fan of the life jacket we stuffed him into. Babies have no necks to begin with, and when you put them in a life vest (which makes normal people lose their necks), they lose the lower half of their faces, too. But man is it ridiculously adorable …
I also took Emmett to his 6-month checkup yesterday. He’s up to 18 lbs. 3 oz. and 28 inches “tall” now! We also got the go ahead to start him on fruits and veggies, too! Applesauce and butternut squash, here we come!
To see more pictures of Emmett’s Maine weekend, check out the 7th month set on Flickr.
Age Timer: 6 months, 6 days
The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind. We had the Fourth of July (which was a lot of fun – Emmett almost stayed awake through all the fireworks), Gus was born and I’ve been super busy with work. I finally got around to taking Emmett with me to HubSpot (the company I work for) one day, too!
Oh yeah, and it’s as if because Emmett is 6 months old now (I know, half a year? SO hard to believe!), he thinks he’s become Mr. Independent or something. Our little trick of feeding Emmett with the aid of the Boppy no longer works. Instead, he wants to try to hold the bottle and feed himself. I guess he doesn’t need me anymore …
Here are some picture highlights from the past couple weeks …
Age Timer: 6 MONTHS!
It’s official – little Rus Gus has finally made his debut into the world! The blond Russel Augusten Nutter was born this afternoon, breathing his first fresh breath of air at 2:26 p.m. That’s right, no more swimming around for the little guy. And I must say, he’s quite a handsome little guy at that. Though Gus was born via an unexpected C section due to his breech position, the operation went smoothly and Adrienne, Mac and the Gusbuster are all happy and well.
Birthday: July 7, 2009
Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz. (on 7/7!)
Length: 20.6 inches
Apgar Scores: 8 and 9 (same as Emmett’s!)
I’m super excited to be an aunt, and I can tell Emmett is chomping at the bit for his new cousin to be his playmate as well. Congrats, Mac and A! Can’t wait to meet the little trouble maker
Gus Age Timer: 7 hours, 20 minutes
In proper Price is Right fashion, my soon-to-be nephew, Gus is “[coming] on down!” I’m so excited! My sister, Adrienne had a visit with her obstetrician this afternoon, and she is 1 cm dilated and 75% effaced. Little Gus is on his way! She is due July 11, so it could be any day now. Some cool possibilities for Gus’ birthday:
- July 4 – Adrienne’s husband, Mac’s birthday, not to mention Independence Day!
- July 9 – Adrienne and Mac’s wedding anniversary (4 years)
- July 16 – Emmett’s half birthday; the cousins would be exactly 6 months apart!
I’m thrilled to be a first time aunt once Gus arrives. It’s so crazy to think that if Gus is born by July 16, I’ll be a first time mom and aunt all within 6 months! Babies, babies, babies!
Enjoy this video (taken a month ago) of Adrienne’s nephew, Patrick, engaging in some prenatal care for baby Gus …
Adrienne and Mac are heading to their friend’s wedding this Friday. Maybe some wedding dancing will induce labor …
Age Timer: 23 weeks, 5 days