It is amazing to think that only a few weeks ago Nora was no more than a little blob who barely opened her eyes and slept most of the time. I see now what they mean by the 4th trimester. As we near the 3 month mark, I look back and see how she has just come to life in the last 3 months. She is now a little girl with a personality who knows her mama and daddy and is even beginning to have likes and dislikes! She is no longer a newborn baby and has shown us how fast things change when you can hold your head up and look around at things!
I get such a kick of hanging out with this little monkey! She is so content and just a joy to be with. She smiles ALL THE TIME and every time it is like it's the first time I've seen it. It is just so darn cute I could cry. She has these big, bright blue eyes, but they are like a blue I have never seen before. They are SO BLUE. I don't know how else to describe it! And I'm not just saying that because she is my baby.... ;) She is also beginning to tease us with a little giggle here and there that we can catch if we are really lucky.
Mr. Tweedle will be home for good as of yesterday! Yahoo! He is going to be working in town for the winter which will be so much nicer. We are looking forward to having every evening together as a family and I am looking forward to having him around to relieve me at the end of the day so I can cook and stop baby talking like a mad woman for 10 seconds!
I am really lucky to have a baby that sleeps! She is now sleeping 8-10 hours at night. I usually only have to get up once in the night to feed her and "night" is about 4-5 am. She goes to bed around 7:30, gets up once to eat at about 4 and then sleeps until 8ish. We have some off nights, where she decides to wake up more often, or sleep longer, but for the most part, that has been the trend. She takes 3-4 naps a day- a morning, afternoon and early evening nap and depending on how long each one is, sometimes there is another one thrown in the mix. However, she does not fall asleep on her own- we spend time rocking her or bouncing her in order to have her fall asleep. I am looking forward to "sleep training" her to fall asleep on her own and hoping that will help her naps be a little longer and more towards the same times every day.
Nora still loves laying on the floor and kicking her feet more than anything else. If she is at all fussy, I just lay her on the rug in her room and she will start kicking away and cheer herself up. Sometimes I think she just needs a time out to stretch her legs and do her own thing. (Who doesn't!?). She has started to try and grab onto toys a little bit. She will grab my shirt or my hair and likes holding my thumb or finger when I am carrying her. She has gotten a hold of a couple toys, not sure if it has been by fluke or not, but she is not really interested in them yet. She does LOVE putting her hands in her mouth though!
Our little pumpkin is excited for her first Halloween tomorrow and we are excited too! Stay tuned for pics of her in the costume I came up with!