I just can't believe that we are already here, 1-month-old. Wow, that went fast. It has seriously been the most joyous month of my life. It's been hard, it's been an adjustment, but there has been so much joy.
Nora is the sweetest baby. I don't have official updated growth stats since there's no doctors appointment this month. But she is growing. She is officially out of all newborn sized clothes and wearing size 1 diapers. She is rocking some serious old man hair right now and some serious baby acne. Nora's eyes are still blue -- much lighter than Hen's ever were.
Personality-wise Nora has been really easy going so far. She lets us know if she needs something, but she's very easily calmed. She pretty much just eats, sleeps and poops (a lot!) Nora is nursing great, but is a constant snacker during the day -- eating every hour or more. I think I've finally figured out most of her cries and noises. She is cooing and chatting with us and is constantly on the verge of a big smile -- but we haven't had a true social smile yet.
But, she's been taking good naps and sleeping really well at night, so I won't complain. She's usually been sleeping 2.5-3.5 hour stretches. Last night, she even did a 5 hour stretch! Nora sleeps in a Rock 'n Play in our room.
Nora loves hanging out in her "happy place" -- her changing table -- and staring at the black and white images. She also loves staring into the mirror next to her floor bed. She also seems to enjoy being outside and taking baths. Nora tolerates her bouncy seat and sometimes a paci. She is not a fan of tummy time, and is starting to fuss now when Henry gets too close and loud. Nora is also a little diva about pooping -- she hates pooping in a wet diaper and will cry until a new one is put on and then immediately poop.
But, full blown crying is not something we've heard a lot of. She is fussy in the evenings but still easily soothed. Once Nora gets what she wants, she is content. It's been a welcomed change from what we were used to. Although, I am starting to suspect that maybe she has a food allergy, but I'm not 100 percent on that yet.
I'm sad that my tiny squishy newborn is quickly growing. She's no longer the newest of the new, but I'm so thrilled that she is here. Nora is wonderful and I can't wait to see what the next month holds.