Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Norah - 3 Months Old

Wowsers....3 months!  

College is right around the corner.  Or at least that is what it feels like to this momma.  A growing baby is a good thing, obviously.  But there's something so sad about each passing day, and the understanding that there's no way to turn back.  Of course we know that there is a lot to look forward to, but I'm pretty sure a part of me will always miss these earliest weeks and months.  Norah, on the other hand, seems to feel no sadness about growing up.  See?

This little girl is such a sweet and content and smiley and all-around-precious baby.  She "talks" all the time, and it's so fun to have little conversations with her.  She often folds her hands in front of her, as if she is praying, or brings her fingers into her mouth.

Norah looooooooves her Daddy, and he can get the best smiles and short little gasps of giggles out of her.

Norah's sleeping was pretty sporadic for a while there, but she's become more consistent in recent days.  Typically, she falls asleep around 7:30/8:00 pm, and I wake her up around 10:00 pm for one last feeding.  She will then sleep until 7:00 am, sometimes a tad earlier or sometimes a lot later.  I have a feeling she would sleep all the way through, if I didn't wake her for that last feeding, but I am not quite ready for that yet!  She loves to sleep on her belly, so during the day when I can keep an eye on her, she naps on her tummy.  At night, she goes to sleep all swaddled up, but by morning time she has managed to wriggle her little arms out.

 Exactly one year ago today, Kris and I were halfway across the world, enjoying a carefree vacation in the Philippines...


...and we thought that our family was complete.  I remember splurging a little on a new bathing suit before the trip, thinking to myself, no more maternity suits for me...

Well, I am so thankful that God's plan was different than ours (and that the bathing suit managed to stretch with my growing tummy all last summer).  We absolutely can not imagine our family without Norah Jane.  She is a blessing and a gift and we love her like crazy.

Happy 3 Months Sweet Girl!


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