Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Jolly Holiday Lights 2014.

Earlier this week, my family did one of my favorite Christmas traditions- drive through Jolly Holiday Lights! All the proceeds go towards the Make-A-Wish foundation, who grants a wish to children diagnosed with a life-threatening condition. Different companies sponsor a light display. It's one of my favorite Christmas traditions and I love driving through and looking at all the lights!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Norah- Two Months.

Norah is two months old already! It’s so fun to think back over the past month and find joy in how much she is growing. She is changing quickly and learning many new things. Her smiles are the most perfect blessing.

At five weeks her baby acne had cleared up. By 5.5 weeks, we noticed her holding her head up better. She holds it up well most of the time, but still needs occasional support. She doesn’t try much during tummy time- she will occasionally lift her head up, but mostly just lays on the floor. She likes to hold her head up when being held.  At 6 weeks, she started cooing, and we love having “conversations.” We want to treasure those little sounds forever! She also started blowing spit bubbles and drooling some. Around 6 weeks, we also noticed larger, more spaced out poops.

She loves her car seat and going for rides. She almost always sleeps in the car. She likes to keep moving, whether that’s in the car or when being held. She doesn’t like when the car stops for too long or if someone holding her sits down. She likes to grab on to hair now. She still doesn’t like pacifiers, but likes to suck on her fist sometimes. Her legs have gotten a lot stronger; now she doesn’t like being burped and she will push back against you with her legs. She loves taking a bath and will lay in the water for a long time. She gets so relaxed; she even fell asleep a couple times. She still eats really well, and we are thankful breastfeeding is going so well. She occasionally takes a bottle of pumped milk if we are out somewhere, and does well with that. She does really well when we are out in public! She likes the noises, we think. She loves hearing different noises on some of her toys. Thankfully she saves her fussy times for home, usually, when no one else has to see or hear!

One of the most noticeable changes is her sleeping, which we are super happy about! She sleeps so much better than she did the first month. The first part of the month, she usually woke up once to feed (as opposed to three, and then two, the first month), and for the past week has been sleeping through the night! We are loving it! She has been sleeping more and more each night all throughout the month. Her record between feedings was on her two-month birthday- 9 hours 45 minutes! She is still in a bassinet by our bed, so hopefully these great sleeps continue when we transition her to the crib soon in our new house!

Happy two months, Norah! We love you so!

This one is my favorite. 

Loves to suck her fists!

I love her expression here.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Birthday dinner.

I wrote about a few of the things we did for my birthday here, but on my actual birthday my mom, sister, and I got pedicures and went out for dinner to Taki. We hadn't been there in a couple years, and I wanted to go again before we moved, because Kley had never been to a Japanese steakhouse before and I knew he would love it. (I was right, he loved it and it was so fun to watch.) If you've never been, it's kind of like a show and a meal together. They cook your food right in front of you, and the chef does crazy things with the utensils and fire. Ours was quite funny also!

It was a great birthday!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Norah recently.

Hello! I haven't posted some pictures of Norah in awhile, so I thought I should. I usually try to take some of her at least every few days, so I am posting all of them from the last three times. Sometimes it's funny to see all the pictures, because baby faces are pretty cute and they have so many expressions!

Pouty lip.

So happy. :)

Crazy eyes and crazy bath hair!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friday fun.

These last few days with my family before we move have been really great, especially today. This afternoon we all watched home videos together and laughed/remembered the past. Tonight we went out for pizza and ice cream, and went to Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline park. I had been wanting to go, even though it's more for younger kids, just because I thought it sounded fun. And because I saw a King of Queens episode where Doug went to one. :) It was really fun, and quite the work out!

I am so glad we went. It was really fun and great to spend time with my family. It's also hard to jump on all those trampolines and find the bouncing rhythm- I fell quite a bit! Enjoy a few action shots!