My second son, Nicholas, is home from college for Christmas break.  He recently became engaged to Staci Kok and the wedding date has been set for August 6th.  This is a bittersweet time for me because I know I am starting all the “last times.”  This is the last Christmas break that he will be spending at home with us…  As I was cleaning out a drawer I ran across one of my many old journal/prayer logs/sermon notes books.  This particular one contains some entries about Nicholas. 

  • 4/25/89  Nicholas Joel Campbell was born 2/13/89.  This week he has started to put his thumb in his mouth from a face forward position, rub his eyes when tired, roll onto his side.  He sleeps about seven hours at night and takes a three hour daytime nap.  Other times he sleeps from 15 minutes to one hour.  He smiles and coos so beautifully and we all love him very much.  Alicia and Jeremy got bikes last week and love to ride them with their friends.
  • 4/30/89 Nicholas drooling a lot – cutting teeth?
  • 5/1/89 Nicholas slept 10:30-7:15
  • 7/1/89 Nicholas turned over from back to stomach -now he rolls over.  He hadn’t been sleeping through the night recently.  Still chewing and drooling but no teeth yet.  Alicia and Jeremy love to  play with him.  Nicholas uses a pacifier occasionally and sucks his thumb off and on.  He’s babbling at us and loves to ride in his stroller.  He’s a great shopper in his stroller or his carrier and never fusses.  His car seat is a different story.  He does fine in it some times but other times he screams the whole time.  This is rather stressful for all of us.  After stopping nursing with Nicholas I am wondering if this is my last baby, it makes me sad to think so because baby hood last such a short time.  He has already grown so much and is doing so many things.
  • 8/13/89 Nicholas Joel Campbell is doing fine in his car seat now.  He is the most mobile baby you could find.  Already he is crawling perfectly and pulling up to anything including climbing up and down our legs.  Nicholas is crazy about his brother and sister, his face lights up and he starts to laugh when they come in.  Today Nicholas is 1/2 a year old.  Time is going by too fast.  No teeth yet.  Nicholas is eating cereals, fruits, and vegies and drinking water and Isomil with occasional iced tea from Grandma.