Nora is quite the adventurer these days. She has been to the beach more times than I can count in her short month on the earth which is just as it should be. My sister Annie has been in town with her cute family so we all met at the tidepools last weekend. Ami had fun running from the waves with Gage and discovering a cave. Amelie also got nailed by a wave which explains the no clothes situation. That's how she prefers it anyways. Andin and Ollie were the ultimate explorers off on their own. You gotta love newborns who mostly sleep while being carted around. Thank heavens for the ergo carrier (thanks Andrea:) because it lets me do whatever I need to like beaching it, cleaning the house, cooking, gardening, and blowdrying my hair.
Here are a few things we've learned about Nora in her first month...
She does not like the carseat. At all. I think the moving car and all the bumps make her feel really nervous and insecure. Whatever happened to newborns just sleeping in the car? Hopefully this one will pass because as a third child, the car is sort of inevitable. And I don't like being trapped at home:)
She also does not like the baby swing. I'm keeping it around in case she changes her mind but so far no dice in that department.
She started out as the ultimate mama's girl but is gradually letting others hold her and be content.
She has a fussy time from about 7-10 every night
She has had a bit of thrush which we have realized was causing her fussiness. She is much happier now that it seems to be getting better.
She is starting to smile in response to our voices as well as make little coo'ing sounds here and there
She likes to sleep on her tummy
She took her 1st bottle of pumped milk like a champ. Here's to hoping for a date night in the near future!
She takes a binky better than Oliver or Ami but still doesn't love it
She has been sleeping in 2, 3, and 4 hour spurts, but slept 6 hours straight the other night! She mostly sleeps in our bed which is her favorite place to sleep so far.
She has spit up just a few times and hardly ever poops. What a classy lady:)
Sometimes I'm sure her eyes will be brown but they have been looking very blue lately. Her hair is also lightening up quite a bit and falling out (just like her siblings).
Basically, she is pure heaven and we love her
In other news, school is out in a week! Summertime is highly anticipated in our household. Ollie is excited to take a break from school and sign up for Art and Karate at the YMCA. Amelie is registered for Ballet for the summer and can't wait to shop for her outfit. Ryan is excited it's going to start staying light out long enough to surf after work and I can't wait to have no schedule whatsoever. Oliver has been a great big brother loving on Nora and being Amelie's constant play companion. Amelie is really starting to warm up to Nora and even gave her a "go team" high five the other day. Since Nora screams non-stop in the car, the kids have had a hard time with it, especially Ami. The other day she said, "Mom I'm growing up! I'm not complaining about Nora crying!" We kept telling her that baby's cry sometimes and there's nothing we can do about it but try and be grownup and not complain. Well she figured it out! It still drives us all crazy but at least its more manageable without the whole car in tears:)