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This is going to be one of those Shepherd's Pie posts...

Which, by the way, I find disgusting. So, should you ever decide you'd like to mail me dinner, please don't send Shepherd's Pie. I can think of many more options for a meal than leftovers all smushed together and called a pie.

Nothing involving mashed potatoes should ever be labeled as pie.

Anyway, I have about six different posts I need to write, so I'm writing them all and grouping them into one!

First up, and most important, my little Nater Tot is officially four months old.

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO TIME? And why is it passing so darn fast? This month has been one of extreme changes - Nathan has developed quite the little personality. He's just hilarious!

He's now sleeping completely unswaddled - the only thing I do is put him in a little sleep sack so he won't get cold at night. He's gotten a lot more talented with his hands - he can now grab things and pull them directly into his mouth (oh dear!). He's also moved up to the table with us - he's now in a high chair!

He's getting more consistent at rolling over from his stomach to his back, though he does have days where he doesn't roll over at all. He's definitely a homebody! When we are at home, he rarely, rarely fusses. Sometimes I can even get him down for a nap with very little crying involved.

And naps - naps are going MUCH better! He'll sleep for about forty-five minutes to an hour at a time, which is just fine with me! At least I have a little time to get a few things done (like blogging!).

Nathan's also learned something new - and it just makes me laugh!! :)

His four-month appointment is later this month, so we'll get to find out what his stats are then. Jon and I tried measuring him and I think he's about 25 inches long and weighs about 14 pounds.


Next up in the blog list, I've got the FUNNEST (nope, not a word) thing coming up on December 4th and I want you all to be a part of it!! I'm going to throw an Online Book Signing! I've got some major sales happening that day and also a lot of giveaways - so if you are thinking of ordering books for Christmas, please come by my site then!! :) I'll put up a lot more details as the date gets closer, but I did want to give y'all some notice!

Sneak preview of some of the giveaways... my Waiting For Ryan backpacks!

How many of you are already listening to Christmas music and watching Christmas movies? My sister and her best friend, Anna, came over the other night and we watched White Christmas with Bing Crosby and let me tell you: Classic. If you haven't seen it, you should.

So, since I made a list of my Not-To-Miss Christmas songs, here's my list of my favorite Christmas movies. Let me know if y'all have any to add!

Elf - Oh. My. Gosh. The beginning scenes? The middle scenes? The ending? The whole thing is just hilarious and I love, love, love the movie!

Miracle On 34th Street - I remember watching this one when I was a little kid and I just thought it was such a fabulous movie. So, I'm sure I have some emotional attachment to it, but seriously, the little girl in the move (Mara Wilson) is adorable.

A Christmas Story - Probably my all-time favorite Christmas movie. You cannot get any better than Ralphie and his obnoxious brother and their ridiculous parents. My dad and I LOVE this movie and it just gets better every year.

You've Got Mail - I know this isn't technically a Christmas movie, but I love watching it this time of year, cuddled in a blanket and drinking a hot cup of coffee. I have serious coat-envy of Meg Ryan in this movie.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Old-school, but you got to love it. The Clay-Mation characters, the way Rudolph talks like he has a stuffy nose, the "I'm Not Just A Nit-Wit" song? Is there a reason to not love this movie?

I'm sure I'll keep adding to these as Christmas gets closer. What about you guys? :)

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