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Nora -- 5 months old


I can't believe that Nora is already 5-months-old. I know I say this every month, but it really does go way too fast.


Nora is such a beautiful, wonderful, focused girl. She just concentrates on things like no other baby I've seen. When she is doing something, she is connected body, mind and soul.


Thanks to a run to the doctor about a potential ear infection this morning (no infection just painful fluid buildup) I know Nora is up to 14lbs 14oz. She's wearing mostly 3-6 month clothes with the occasional 6-9 month size shirt/onesie or 0-3m pants. She's wearing a size 2 diaper during the day but a size 3 overnight diaper at night. 


Nora seems to have really come into her own this month. She's both serious and silly which is such a big change from Henry. She rarely gets super frustrated or upset but seems to have a lot more patience. This month Nora has become a lot more aware of the people and things in her environment. Henry is still her all time favorite and the two seem to have their own little love language already. The dogs are a close second. She watches them play, reaches for them and squeals at them.


This month, Nora has pretty much completely stopped sleeping. Remember when she was sleeping 5-7 hour stretches? Now, I'm lucky to get 75 minute stretches. I honestly have no clue what happened. She does have two big, red, angry bumps on her lower gums. I just hope and pray those teeth come soon because between constant nursing and no sleep I'm really at my edge. 


Besides Henry and the dogs, Nora still loves many of the toys she did at 4 months. She is constantly rolling from back to belly, but less so from belly to back. She's starting to move herself a little while on her belly but doesn't seem close to true mobility (which is fine by me but s big change from Henry). She's no longer interested in the Bumbo or her bouncy seat, but loves the exersaucer. She concentrates so hard to moves the small disks from one side to the other, its actually pretty amazing to watch.


I can't believe she's going to be a half-year old soon. It feels like yesterday that she was born!!



Comments

Oh, the cuteness just slays me! :) I LOVE those sweet faces, so full of character all her own! :)
Audrey said…
Adorable. Just adorable. xox

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