Not a Preemie Anymore
My great-nephew Nathaniel, he who was born so many weeks earlier than expected, is thriving and growing. I had the opportunity to visit with him and my niece Moriah, his mom, this week. What a treat!
Moriah and her family live in Central New Jersey. Their apartment windows overlook a harbor, boats and a great view of the Outerbridge Crossing. It’s a sunny cheerful place and my great nephew, that tiny little preemie born waaayyy back in late August, is thriving under the care of his doting parents.
I hung out for four hours with my niece and her little guy, but it seemed like just minutes had gone by. Nate is a fun baby to watch. . .when I smiled, he smiled; when I yawned, he yawned. He’s a real mimic.
And happy. Did I mention what a happy baby he is? His eyes followed me as I crisscrossed in front of him using my funny voices and making silly faces. He followed my voice. He looked me in the eyes.
Then he fell asleep! Just like that.
He takes cat naps after he eats then wakes up happy and ready to greet the world and its wonders. I couldn’t resist taking photos of him. With his Mom’s permission I’m showing Nate off right here and now. Take a look!