As the weeks and days get closer to Nora's birthday, I find myself constantly thinking about how I was feeling this time last year, the anticipation of meeting my baby brought extreme emotions daily! No one could have prepared me for the joy and love that I feel for this little monkey! This time last year I was oblivious to what labour and birth would be like, what the stack of parenting books piling up beside my bed would tell me that had to be done, what running on a few hours sleep would feel like, what extreme pain breastfeeding could bring, and best of all, what crazy feelings Mr. Tweeds and I would have for our little girl. I guess maybe hot July will always remind me of Nora and that lingering July 30th due date that came and went!
I am planning a post about her birth and all the things I wish I had known before having a baby, but it is taking me a while to organize all my thoughts on this, so maybe by her birthday in 2 weeks I will have it written.
We are so busy lately! I have been experiencing a bit of success with my etsy shop which has left my head spinning with fabric and felt and sewing, oh my! Every spare minute during naps and after bedtime has been spent hooping it up and I am just about caught up. I had 9 orders to finish in the last week! I will be posting more about some of my work on Friday, so you can stay tuned for that too!
While we were away on our trip, Nora was getting up at a ridiculous hour- 4:30ish or if I was lucky, 5!! That is ungodly! I was hoping things would settle back down when we got home and thankfully they did. I am not going to brag over the details of her sleep, though, because every time I do, she changes! So I will leave it at, "things are going well". Hopefully that is ambiguous enough :)
|Helping me with my etsy orders!|
Lately Nora is all about dancing and music! It's hilarious!! She bops to music whenever she hears it and she can't get enough of any toy that sings or plays tunes. She even gets her head and hands going with her torso and it's sooooo funny! She thinks she is pretty darn good at it too, as she smiles and looks at us whenever she is dancing- a little ham! She picked up the Baby Beluga book and started dancing too- she knew it was a song book before I even sang it!
Every day she shows off more and more of the immense knowledge that is already in her little noggin. She communicates so much and I am amazed at what she knows. I can now ask her to hand her certain things and she will know to pick it up off the floor and come over to me and give it to me. Whenever she sees my phone on the table, she will pick it up and bring it to me right away. I don't know if this is a good sign or a bad one-- she already knows that it's always supposed to be in my hand?! The other night I asked her "where is your mouth?" and she pointed, and "where are your eyes?" and she pointed to those too!
She will also give butterfly kisses now and it's so sweet. She comes in close to my face and leans hers against mine and closes her eyes for a split second and then whips her head up and smiles and looks at me. She laughs when I do it to her and rests her head on my shoulder. If I say, "can I have cuddles?", she leans her head on my chest or shoulder and I pat her back. She likes giving "cuddles" just before she goes into her crib for naps and I just love it. I don't even ask for them at nap time. It's as if it is her way of saying, "I'm tired, good night!"
I had our photo stream going on the TV the other day and was in the kitchen and I heard "Da da!" and she was pointing to a picture of Tom on the TV. She consistently says "wa wa" for water and knows that it is in more places that her cup. She even saw spilled water on the floor and said it!
I can't say enough that Nora is our little sunshine. We love her so!