It’s been now 15 months since Nathan is with us. 15 months might sound long but they passed by very quick. 15 months of happiness, worry, hard work and more joy. Especially in the beginning it was always so hard to figure out what to do when he got sick or cried for a long time but in the end we always managed. He has grown so much by now that it is hard to recognize him from his early pictures “Wow, he really looked liked Churchill!”
By now he is running non-stop around the apartment, opens every drawer, steals everything he can reach and proclaims loudly in his mumbling way that he is here and be better taken care of. He doesn’t say any real words yet but what do you expect when being around four languages every single day. He will take his time and until then we will be happy with his mumbling some random sounds and tries to copy few words which so far never really worked out.
What is your happiness in life?
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47 thoughts on “Our Happiness: Nathan”
He is absolutely adorable (*^_^*)
He can be also the exact opposite at times :=)
aaaa he is so cute indeed!
Looking at these pics kinda makes me feel like I want a baby as a cute as Nathan. But for the moment I think a cat will do 🙂
He isn’t always just sunshine for us but we are happy to have him with us 🙂
you clearly don’t help Sing in avoiding my maternal instinct when you post those pics 😀 my sweetie ❤
Poor Sing, I guess soon he will lose Momzillas love as she will focus on your future child 😛
What a cutie. As long as Nathan is happy, then that is what matters. He sounds very entertaining around the house…hopefully more entertaining than trouble 🙂
Thus far he has been more entertaining however he got also his very very annoying sides, especially with MIL around he got very spoiled!
Ah, I remember this stage so well, enjoy these precious moments with your adorable son they pass by so quickly. Sigh.
My parents told me the same, I should enjoy these times as much as possible because he will grow up quicker than I can imagine
It is amazing how kids grow up from babies, and become little humans with their own personalities and individuality…
I am actually scared how his personality might be as he is watching rather much Crayon Shin-chan lately…
He is so cute!! His eyes are so big!!
For the moment my main happiness is my dog haha. She is also a baby, but a furry one…
We had also some pets before Nathan such as our two fluffy bunnies 😀
He is too cute!! 😀 I want to babysit him :p haha. You’re making me too broody! 😀
We have already plenty of offers for babysitting him however MIL ain’t leaving him out of her eyes 😀
Yes, he really looked like Churchill, ha ha:) My happiness in life? My husband Poul. I’m not sure we’re ready for a mini-Churchill yet though:)
Don’t you worry, there will be never a real “ready” for a child. We chose back then the most “suitable” time even though I just finished university and was without job 🙂
Nathan is such a cutie!!
My happiness would have to be my husband! 🙂
Thank you. I think my wife would have said a few years ago that her bunnies are her happiness and not me :p
Doesn’t matter if other people understands him, the most important thing is you understand what he is mumbling. 😀
Well we believe it is usually about “me hungry, me sleepy, me thirsty, more food, I want that cake, no more vegetables” or something like that 🙂
Adorable Nathan. Enjoy every moment, eh? He’ll be graduating university before you know it! 😀
Oh, perhaps we can enjoy our retired life then :p
My daughter Lexi is 30 months old. Because my wife always spends some extra time with her family in Yanji while I have to return to Suzhou to work, she hears nothing but Chinese unless she sees me on wechat video chats. But in the last couple of weeks she has begun to use more English words such as her colors and sometimes when I ask her if she wants something, she will give me a clear “NO.” Also, when she picks something up or takes something off my desk or a drawer, especially if it is something she shouldn’t have, she regards it as hers and is sometimes next to impossible to get it from her.
I am looking forward that our Nathan will use proper words soon. I dont really mind yet which language he will speak first as he will learn German automaticaly here due to kindergarten and the surroundings and Chinese through his mother and her friends. English will be a bit tricky even though I speak with him and we watch usually TV shows in English 🙂
Have you had any battles with your MIL over diapers?
It seems like every time we go to visit a member of my wife’s extended family, we get comments about our daughter wearing them and they can’t understand why we refuse to use the split pants.
No, so far MIL is pro diaper but I bet when we go to China this year we will hear a lot of stuff about those great split pants..
Nathan in gorgeous. It’s normal for children being raised multilangually to start talking later. But it will be worth the wait when he’s able to communicate in four languages later on!
My main source of joy (and worry) now is my 3-week-old. Can’t wait for him to start showing some personality like your Nathan.
The first months it is so weird with a baby as there is not much response to anything except being hungry or in pain. It will take some time until he will chose all kind of new things 🙂
Thanks! However having a baby also means less freedom when it comes to decision making so those awesome trips you are doing are impossible for us now
I’m trying to travel more frequently, with less time per trip. Definitely no more 6 monthers for a while! Just so long as I can get away a few times a year.
what a cute baby!
Thank you, sadly he does not understand yet 🙂
And guess what? It just keeps getting better! Our little one is our joy as well. I can’t imagine life any other way. My heart is full to bursting!
Yes, the little ones can keep one happy but also at times exhausted 🙂
Oh, I hear you. Hitoshi was away suddenly for a week last week and I was on my own as a parent. I sure appreciate having him around! There were times that I was feeling like I was going to go crazy and had to keep reminding myself that I’m okay, my kid is okay and we are going to make it through whatever disaster/excitment/happening was full on at the time.
At time it can get really overwhelming but it will all work out, in worst case the little one cries itself to sleep (we have him with ear infection now and it was no easy night with allt he crying and the fever, now we go to the doctor)
Oh no! I’ve heard ear infections can be really tough. Hopefully your little guy is on the mend now??
Oh he is a strong boy and these ear infections are pretty common. By now he is already done with it and also has no fever anymore 🙂
OMG he is so cuteeeeeeee……!!!!!!!
There is no greater happiness than watching your child grow, it really is a true miracle in life. 15 months is such an amazing age, especially between 15 months and 24 months his vocabulary will increase a lot. Soon he will be saying “I love you” before bedtime! 🙂
It is really much fun to see him grow up. He does not really say anything real yet but I started to watch a Japanese/ Finnish cartoon/ anime show with him from my childhood and now everytime I ask him “do you want to watch moomin?” He comes running to me and mumbles “moomin moomin” 🙂
Such a cutie!
Danke, der kleine Dämon wird sich freuen!