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I feel like I blinked and we’re here! How am I already writing her second month post!? She’s growing and changing so much already, its crazy to me!! Her first month of life was incredible, but I am really loving her starting to interact with us more as her personality comes out!
-She still loves to get her diaper changed & bath time! Our friends got us an Otteroo and that has been really fun to do with her!
-She started to smile in response to us! She smiles the most at Drew which makes me super jealous haha
-Her back & feet are tickleish
-She can track with her eyes! She really loves to follow people & her sloth toy that makes noises.
-Whenever she yawns, which is often, she always seems to get me or Drew too haha.
-She’s had some congestion and clogged nose…I’ve become a champ at getting boogers out (things I’d never thought I’d say!!)
-She’s started to make really adorable noises
-Her little grip has gotten a lot stronger! She loves holding our fingers (and we love it too!)
-She loves her sleep (just like her daddy!) She started sleeping through the night and its been amazing! We’ve been using the flexible sleep/eating schedule from Baby Wise and that’s been so helpful for us!! We highly recommend it to any new parents!!
-Speaking of sleep…she loves sleeping in her car seat! This has been especially helpful during our two trips to Ohio this month and my weekly grocery store runs!
-She’s chunking up- double chin, leg rolls in all and its the best!! At her one month check up she was 10lbs exactly & 22in. Now she’s 12 lbs 14oz & 23in. Her cheeks are SOOO kissable…like, I can’t contain myself! ha
–Getting into our new life rhythm. Her first month was a whirl wind so this month I feel like we were able to slow down some and find our new normal. The initial rush for our immediate families/friends to meet her was over and things (i.e. sleep schedule, breastfeeding, learning her different cries, etc.) weren’t as foreign.
–Our morning routine. With the new life rhythm, I have LOVED our morning routine. Nora’s first meal of the day is at 6am so I get her out of her crib, nurse her in her room then we go wake daddy up. She is always SO smily in the morning so this is especially sweet. We get to hang out for about 20 minutes before Drew gets ready to leave for work and its just the best!!
-All the sweet baby noises she’s started to make! She can be quit chatty and I LOVE it!!
–Nursing her has definitely been a sweet gift and one of my biggest highlights so far. I was pretty nervous/weary of what it’d be like before she arrived and I’m thankful that’s been redeemed in a lot of ways!
–Meeting Aunt Katie for the first time!
–Taking Christmas card pictures– she was a champ!
-Her getting better at taking a bottle. We ended up switching to a preemie nipple because she kept choking/gaging on the other ones (too much flow/she needed to work for it a little more) and that has gone tons better! Much less of a mess too haha.
-Her first Thanksgiving! As for most people because of COVID, this year was a lot more low key than ever before but still very sweet & fun!
–Meeting some more of our close friends for the first time!
–Attending her first wedding celebrating our close college friend, Liv & her now husband Logan! Cheers to the Parsons!!
Until next time friends!