Wednesday, May 30, 2007

New Things

What the heck are you doing to me?
What is this contraption you are putting me in?
Why would you do this to me?
Help me...daddy...mommy...

As you can see, Nora and highchair didn't become best friends at their first introduction with each other!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

My How They Grow

Happy 2 months my sweet Nora! I cannot believe how quickly the days have gone. Some days, her first few days seem like a distant memory...I just hope I have those memories locked into my brain somewhere so I will never forget them.

Of course one memory I can forget is her getting her first round of shots. She was so happy...smiling and cooing at the nurse...then prick...scream...and crocodile tears. Poor little baby, but they are for your own good sunshine. Other than that, her checkup was a-ok. She weighs in at 12lbs 15oz and 22.5inches. The only thing is she has strict orders from her doctor to have more tummy time to work on those neck muscles.

Anyway, the shots have kicked her butt and now she is napping away!
Poor little legs all covered in bandaids.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Sleepy Baby

Sometimes I get very very tired and Mommy and Daddy still think they have to take pictures of me. When will this insanity end?!?!?!

Cute Little Me

I am too cute for words...

Sunday, May 27, 2007

My Aunt and Cousin Visited Me!!!

Wow...I am such a lucky girl. My Aunt Heather and Cousin Kelsey flew all the way from upstate NY to visit me. They must really love me. I had the best time with them. I thought my cousin was the funniest thing...she just made me laugh and laugh. And my Aunt Heather...geez...words cannot even describe how lucky I am to have such a great aunt. She was so cozy just like my mommy...I would fall asleep every time she held me. I think I had the same affect on her since mommy said she would take a little cat nap whenever she was holding me! She even got up with me in the middle of the night...well was really early one morning since I am sleeping so good these days. Anyway...they made my mommy take me on my first mall trip. I loved it. Aunt Heather found all these things to make mom buy was great. If malls are always like this than sign me up for more trips (I hear mommy may not like that though)!

I had the best time with them...I miss them already!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Tummy Time

We keep practicing, but Nora still isn't sure if she likes being on her tummy! Soon enough I am sure she will be rolling back and forth and these days will seem like an eternity ago. As for now, you can see she prefers her back!

Monday, May 21, 2007


Nora loves to kick and play on her gym. We don't really like tummy time, but we are working on it a little each day. She amazes me daily on how independant she likes to be. Most days she would rather be playing on her own than us holding her. Now don't get me wrong...when she is playing "on her own" she likes us to be there to talk and entertain her...and you guessed it...we are right there to listen to all her stories!

Friday, May 18, 2007

The Many Moods of Nora





Nora and Daddy

Nora is becoming a little person more and more each day. I am almost looking forward to going back to work only because I love the way she reacts to George when he gets home. She cannot give him enough smiles...he does anything and she smiles and coos at him. It is too cute! She definitely knows and loves her daddy!

Friday, May 11, 2007

6 Weeks

It has already been six weeks. Time flies when you aren't getting a full nights sleep! It has been worth it though. Everyday I am getting to know Nora more and more. I am beginning to understand (a little) her cries, what kind of schedule she wants, her happy times, her not so happy times. Of course as soon as I say this I am sure it will all change! As for me...I am almost back to my "old" self. I had my check up and I was shocked (and pleasantly surprised) that I am almost back to my pre-pregnancy weight (2lbs off). I have to say shocked since I am trying to find where the weight went since I cannot fit into any of my pre-pregnancy pants. It is obviously not the lower half of my body (except maybe my feet). Bad...bad hips!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

The Power of a Baby

Wow. It truly amazes me. I went into Nora's room tonight to find her awake in bed just lying there looking precious. I couldn't resist picking her up and rocking her. All I could do was cry. I don't know why. She had a little cough here and there today and all I could think of is what I would do if anything ever happened to her or could it be all the total love I have for that little girl or is it a combination of these mixed with a butt load of hormones??? And George just laughs at he is one to talk...I am just trying to catch up with his crying sprees!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Just like Mom

For those of you who know me well will get a kick out of these pictures. Just a couple poses that will remind everyone who her mom is and how much she is like me...hee hee.

Growing Like a Weed

Ms. Nora had her 5 week appointment. This was an easy one for both mom and shots, just a check up. All was great! She is already weighing in at 10lbs 7oz and grew a half inch (now 21.5in). It sounded like she grew a ton, but she is only in the 50-75th percentile in weight and 50th percent for length. I still cannot believe how much she has changed, grew, developed in 5 short weeks!!! She is now looking at you when you talk to her, smiling, watching things move if they are close to her head and even telling a story every now and again if you are listening! She's if only we can figure out a nighttime schedule...ah...precious sleep...

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The First Month

We actually made it through the first month and we are all still functioning...well kind of. Nora had her two week appointment and had already gained back her birth weight plus 3 oz and grew and inch (now at 8lbs 4 oz, 21 in). The doctor was very impressed by her...I guess she really enjoys her food...another part of her that is like her Mommy!

I have to admit, the thought that kept going through my brain once I was finally home alone with my darling little girl was "can we put her back in? Please, can we put her back in?" Looking back, life seemed so simple just anticipating her birth and her still being inside me. I cannot be the only one that had these thoughts. I had such an easy pregnancy, I was only finally getting a bit uncomfortable the last couple weeks. I couldn't I peed a lot, but I sure did eat well to make up for that little inconvenience! And now there is crying, up every couple hours instead of sleeping, stinky diapers...all the time, more crying...what is it she wants??? ARGH!

But then she starts growing a little bit more. She starts to really look at you, recognize you. She turns to your voice now and will just stare at you when you are holding her or lying next to her (yes sometimes she still gets to sleep with us...we know...we know...we just cannot resist...we will deal with the consequences later). :-) And then finally, you get that first smile. And you just know it isn't gas, it was a real smile. Your heart melts and you are suddenly so glad she is here and will take all those sleepless night, the crying, the poopy diapers if only you can see that smile one more time!!!!

The First Week

So we finally got to bring our little girl home. My parents we in town for her first week and a half of life so I thought this taking care of baby thing was a breeze. Phew...did I have a quick wake up call after they left! Anyway, Nora had a busy first week. She had many visitors from grandma's and grandpa's to Mommy's friends to neighbors. It was great...she loved everyone holding her. She wasn't all that crazy about getting handed off from one person to the next, but boy did she like it once she got there!!!! We went to the doctor 2 times because she was looking a little yellow and we were right. Her billy-rubin (?) count was up which cause jaundice and is pretty normal in breast fed babies. We had to supplement her on formula for a couple feeding and when we took her back the next day she was already looking better and her counts were back to normal. We had many dinners at restaurants and even went to see the bluebonnets!

This was a first for all three of us!!!

We had a blast with Mommom and Papa in town. We were very sad to see them go, but I guess it is time for Mommy to get to know baby all by herself. GULP....

Computer Glitches and Everything Technical

I'm BACK!!! We have been having computer troubles since we moved. We have done everything from spending 4 hours on the phone with Microsoft to having Time Warner come out and check all their connections to actually re-ordering our SBC account to no avail. The computer wouldn't let me attach pictures and barely send pictures. And what does everyone want from words of wisdom...they want pictures of Nora. So...hopefully we are back up and running...I will spend a short time catching up on the past whirlwind month and then start fresh like this never happened!