Friday, May 22, 2015


People try to figure out who Nathan looks more like -- me or Jesse.  Really, there is no contest, so the real question is whether Nathan looks more like me or Chloe.  It's pretty funny how similar Nathan, Chloe, and I looked as newborns!  The Ariyavatkul is strong with this one.




Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A couple pages

I managed to squeeze some scrapbooking in the past couple days.  I am working on our anniversary trip to San Francisco that we took almost exactly one year ago.  This first layout is based off of the May 1st sketch by Stuck?! 

This second layout is inspired by their May 15th sketch.

Here are the two layouts together.  I had a lot of fun continuing to work with Basic Grey's Eva line!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Nathan meets more family!

Nathan got to meet Matt, Barb, and Butch this week!  Matt arrived first and had fun bonding with Nathan.

Look at this grandparent love!

Nathan smiled and laughed in response to my smile this week for the first time!  We weren't able to capture the moment on camera, but here is a happy baby picture nonetheless.

It was nice having them visit!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Nathan's 6th Week

Nathan is continuing to grow and now weighs 8 pounds 8 ounces.  He has even outgrown some of his newborn clothes!  Here is a rare smiley picture (he doesn't smile predictably yet, but we are working on it!)

He also slept in his carrier for the first time this week while our house was being cleaned (yes I am spoiled!)  Too bad he waited until after they left to spray poop all over his bedroom (he may well have a sense of humor already after all).

Isn't this the cutest straight jacket ever?

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Nathan with Grandma and Grandpa Bock

This week my mom and Jeff were here to get some quality Nathan time!  My mom spent a lot of time rocking Nathan to sleep, and he napped in her arms a few times as well.

 They also had fun taking a bath, playing, reading books, and going for walks.

Not all moments were happy moments though -- Nathan gives out quite a cry when he's sleepy!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Oh my cuteness!

Nathan had a professional photo shoot done when he was 14 days old.  He was such an angel during the shoot and we got tons of seriously adorable pictures!

She got lots of closeups of his cuteness too!

We also got some pictures of me and Nathan

and some family pictures.

These last few Jesse-Nathan pictures are by far the best ever!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Nathan's Fourth Week

Nathan has definitely been going through a growth spurt this week (cue cluster feedings, fussiness, and chubbiness).  At his doctor's appointment on Friday, he weighed in at an impressive 8 pounds 1 ounce and is now 21 inches long!

We have been enjoying walks around the neighborhood and park, and Nathan is interacting more with his favorite forest friend, Mr. Owl,

Take a peek at Nathan;s adorable belly button! 

And here are the boys, being nerds!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Nathan at 3 Weeks

Jesse went back to work this week, so Nathan and I were on our own for the first time.  Nathan keeps us on our toes by changing what he likes and doesn't like.  One thing we decided to try this week (and he likes, for now) is a pacifier (his soothie!)

He has definitely put on weight as well, primarily in his belly!

He must have grown in length too, because this hoodie that was laughably big on his when we first got home fits pretty well now.

We have oodles of books to read to Nathan, courtesy of my sister Nicole, but Jesse hasn't read Nathan a single one.  Instead, he has read Nathan a slew of articles from the Economist!  So Nathan has heard about Thailand's military junta, NYU's Abu Dhabi campus, and retirement in China, among other interesting tidbits. 

Don't worry though, I am keeping Nathan relatable by making sure he knows where his belly button is, how to say goodnight to items in his room, and who the old woman in the shoe is.