Monday, January 26, 2015

Nora -- 7 Months Old


I can't believe my sweet girly girl is already 7-months-old. Nora is just this amazing little thing. She's so completely herself and I just am so in love with getting to know her.



At this point, Nora is pretty little. She's still wearing 3-6 month pants and 6-9 month tops/pjs. She's in a size 3 diaper and was 16 lbs 8 oz at a sick visit check a couple weeks ago. 


This past month has been tougher for Nora. There's been a lot of sickness and very little sleep. I think maybe in the month we've had 5-6 days total where Nora didn't have a runny nose or cough. It's certainly contributed to a crabbier girl and sleep disruptions. 



This month we've been lucky to get a 1.5-2 hour stretch of sleep at night or even a 40 minute nap during the day. Usually, she's waking 5-8 times a night and getting harder and harder to put down. (I hope these days are behind us now that we are working on better sleep habits.) 


Nora started solids this month. We weren't super consistent because of all the sickness, but she does seem to like food. We are doing baby led weaning, so we feed her what we are eating. She seems to like meat better than veggies and fruit at this point. Her favorites have been turkey chili and beef stew. 


Nora is a little mobile at this point but not going anywhere too quickly, thankfully. Unlike Henry at this age, Nora hasn't quite figure out moving on her knees. She can rock a bit, but plops to her belly pretty quick. This month she is super super interested in pulling up on everyone and everything. But she still needs help. She is very good at sitting and does a bit of a butt scoot to move in a circle. She can also scoot backward on her belly and roll from place to place.


Generally, Nora is pretty serious. She likes to observe a situation and an object. She makes you work for laughs and smiles. She is starting to communicate, but makes you work for that too. She signs "mama," "dada," and "milk," and has said "mama" a couple times (but only when hungry). But, overall, she's kinda quiet. 


Nora still loves Henry the best. She loves him, his toys, and anything that he's touched. And he loves her! It's the best. Nora also loves her Daddy, putting toys into containers, and when people pretend to nom on her. She also like to play the "how big is baby?" game and raises her hands above her head. 

I know it's futile to try to get time to slow down, so I just have to enjoy every last second we have with her. 

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