Saturday, November 26, 2011

16 Weeks and Milestones (updated)

Wow! Nora turned 16 weeks old on Wednesday and she is taking the week by storm.

First...she moved into size 3 month sleepers. Take a look:

And it is in these cuddly sleepers that Nora slept through the night two nights in a row! We know that it might not stick yet, but we hope it means we are getting closer and closer to sleeping through the night. At least until she starts teething, eh?

Nora is also working on her grasping and bringing toys to her mouth. Here she with one of her Sophie toys:

To be honest, she'd much rather try and shove her entire fist in her mouth. And I do mean her entire fist.

And, while preparing to give Nora a bath I was kissing and chomping on her belly. This is when Jeff and I heard her laugh for the first time. A real laugh! 3 times. I can't wait for more of those moments.

Who knows what week 17 will hold? It's pretty exciting to be witnessing all of these changes though. We are the luckiest parents ever.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Making Faces

Some of the many faces of sweet baby Nora:

Oh! You caught me making silly faces.

I am one hilarious baby, forrealz.

Is my tongue hanging out? A little? Yeah? Ok.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Third Month Begins!

Yes, you can say it. Look at those cheeks! That smile! We can't get enough of her either.

It's hard to believe that three months have gone by already. I'm sure I'll think that with each passing month and year. My dad has often talked about how quickly time goes by, and he couldn't be more right.

Each month Nora smiles more and more. It's wonderful to see her face light up when she does so. She loves music, kicking her legs and squee-ing a bit as it plays. Her cheeks are getting cheekier and we just can't help but gobble them up. She is now in 0-3 month clothes and, I must admit, it is great fun to dress a baby. The clothes are so tiny, adding to the cuteness factor.

We continue to read to Nora every day, enjoying the Sandra Boynton books the most at this point. Although she doesn't understand what we are saying, it is clear she enjoys being read to. I hope that we can instill a love of reading in Nora.

Some other favorites include the Little Hoot, Little Pea, and Little Oink books, Fox in Socks, and Giraffe and Half. What are your favorite books to read to the kids in your life?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween was a Hoot!

Hoot Hoot! I'm an owl.
Boy, this trick-or-treating stuff is exhausting! Good thing my costume is a cozy sleep sack.

I must admit that dressing up one's baby is great fun. While I was pregnant Jeff bought this adorable little owl sleep sack and hat. When he showed it to me I knew we'd have to use it for Halloween. Nora got lots of "oos" and "aahs" and "look at those cheeks" from our friends and neighbors. This girl is magnetic, I tell you! :) Although no candy this year, it was fun to walk our street with some neighbor-friends and their kiddos. We saw a ton of super hero and dinosaur costumes this year. I can't wait until next year when I can realllllly get into the costumes with Nora. I'm pretty sure all three of us will be dressed up and coordinated. Mwahahahahaaaa!