Little Nora is four months!
Oh, boy. I've tried to write this post multiple times within the last few days.
Currently, as I try to write this, Evie is playing with her choo-choo trains right next to Nora on the floor, and every so often Evie scolds Nora for trying to take a choo-choo away from her. Just a few minutes ago, I heard her say, as she clutched her head, "Ow! Awra (Evie's word for Nora), hurt!"
As you probably know, Nora can't even roll from her back to her tummy yet, so it's a little hard for me to believe she had the capability of smacking her sister in the head.
Four months into her life, and already Nora is being accused of crimes she didn't commit.
Welcome to life as Evie's little sister, I'm afraid.
Anyway, though she isn't quite sleeping through the night yet, I feel like four months is such a sweet age for this little one. She has become calmer the older she gets, and she still has such a sweet disposition most of the time. When Evie is acting like a crazy fool, Nora just stares at her innocently with her big eyes, with this look of mild amusement on her face. This might totally change when she's two, but for now, we like to hope she will continue to be sweet and mellow.
(Pleeeease stay sweet and mellow!!)
She loves to smile at anything and everything. Especially when we talk to her and make funny faces. She loves to flirt and shoots Mike little sly grins from across the dinner table while I'm holding her. She has also gotten so very vocal. Squawking and chirping and sometimes proclaiming quite loudly when she's happy or excited. When she's real excited about something her whole body jerks with her squawking. When you're this little, I guess emotions aren't so easily contained. We just recently discovered she's ticklish around her ribs, and as a result of this discovery, Nora has made her first chuckle. One of the cutest sounds I ever did hear. She also giggles when she gets smooches on her neck or belly.
She weighs 13 pounds and is about 24 inches long. I think she has started teething because she loves chomping on her hands and my fingers and produces a lot of drool and mouth bubbles these days.
We've noticed that she highly favors looking and turning her head to the right. For whatever reason, she doesn't like to turn to the left (why is the movie Zoolander so relevant to my life right now???). So we have had to start purposely turning her head to the left and purposely doing things to encourage her to look that way. It's helping, but she still loves that right side, so we'll keep working with her.
As you can see, she is such a petite little chunky nugget. And this last weekend, she dipped her toes in the ocean for the first time.
It seems like she already has a bit of separation anxiety, which surprised me, because I don't remember this happening so soon. But I put her in the nursery at my Bible study for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and they had to come get me three times because she was so upset. But right when I held her, she would calm right down. It's a good feeling, knowing you're so wanted, but I do want her to be ok with other people. It's definitely a healthy thing to be ok with being away from mama for a little bit; healthy for Nora and my sanity. Since that first time, she's gotten a lot better, so I think she's learning this quickly.
Overall, it's been a crazy month, but a good one, And we are enjoying watching Nora grow so much. Let's see what this next month brings! We love you, sweet girl!
**If you'd like to see Evie's four month post, here it is! For some good fun and easy comparing, they are even wearing the same dress. ;) **