It is a good thing I am on summer vacation right now. It is a blessing to have so much time to be with Noah and to help Maki. Noah is over 12 pounds now and getting long! He is beginnning to coo and smile in response to our words. He is so active that I often say that he is doing aerobics! He also loves to make all sorts of noises - sometimes cute baby noises, sometimes sheep-like noises (!) sometimes old man noises! Needless to say, we are never bored!