Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nora 3-months-old



"The days are long, but the weeks are short." This pretty much sums up how I feel about life lately. A constant mix of my work is never done, and everything is moving to fast.



Nora is growing and changing right before our eyes. It's amazing the difference a month can make. At 3-months-old, Nora is so happy and easy-going. I don't have any growth stats, but she is mostly in 3-6 month clothes and size 2 diapers. Her eyes are still very light blue and she has very light spikey hair.



She's getting bigger and has completely lost the newborn baby look. She's more alert and responsive. Nora coos, tries to copy sounds and faces, laughs and squeals. She's hardly ever super crabby and rarely really screams.



Nora is still nursing a ton! Usually 12-17 times a day. I feel lucky if we make it an hour or more without nursing during the day. I'm trying to accept that she's just a snacker.



This month Nora has slept much better during the day. I moved her into her room to nap and let her have a lovie. Those changes seemed to really have helped. So we are getting usually 40+ minute naps a few times a day. Her nighttime sleep is still pretty good. Although, she's had more nights were she's up 2 or 3 times lately, she is still mostly doing 5-7 hour stretches before waking.



Nora loves Henry now. She loves watching him, she loves when he talks to her, and when he plays with her. She is also starting to get into toys -- her favorites are her Owl Lovie, her winkle, and her dog rattle. She still loves to look at herself in her mirror. Her favorite thing to do it have a conversation with people.



However, I think Nora gets easily stimulated by too many people and can cry more frequently with crowds. She was baptized this month and screamed the whole way through it. She's also still not a huge fan of tummy time, but this is getting better. Babywearing can also be a challenge if she is not in the mood -- Nora likes to be held outward almost all of the time. She's not rolling yet, but she is getting her hips off the ground when playing on her back, and getting better about sitting in the bumbo.



My new favorite thing is the epic pout face she makes when she is sad or scared -- she must be learning from the best! I'm just so excited for life with this little girl, and I so wish we could slow down time. 



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