Monday, February 23, 2015

Norah- Four Months.

Norah is four months! She is growing so much and is getting so strong. That’s our big girl! This was the first month we were in the same place- Norah’s first month we were in our apartment in Des Moines, then we lived with my parents for a month, and then moved to Orange City. Norah is a lot like me in liking her routine and stability. She is such a good baby and doesn’t cry often, but trips/new people throw her off a bit. She loves to be around mom and dad, which is fabulous, but is slow to warm up to others. Mom and dad are definitely who she wants to hold her and be around! She is getting better and better, though, and warmed up to that as the month went on.

Norah became more set in a routine this month, which happened pretty naturally. She occasionally takes a bit to fall asleep or wakes up early (a few times in the night), but she regularly sleeps through the night, which we are so thankful for, especially as daddy is studying for the bar! She sleeps from about 10:30-8:30am. She still loves her bath and long night feeding before bed. Napping is still a little sporadic and short; she takes a few naps during the day, about 40 minutes each. She has started to transition to fewer but longer naps, but we still have a ways to go before that happens. We are also trying to get her to nap in the crib more. She does well with it at night, but doesn’t love it during the day. She burps less after feedings, but still does, and often will burp on her own. She eats about every 3.5 hours and loves to eat!

We are seeing more personality shine through this month too! She is full of smiles, and we are hearing more laughs. She also shows fear, mainly with new people and loud sounds. At 13 weeks she started sticking her tongue out. At 14 weeks we took a trip to Des Moines, and she took her time warming up to family. At 14 weeks, she also started rolling onto her side and wearing size 2 diapers. At 15 weeks she started pushing with her legs to try to stand up. She first rolled over on February 15 at 16 weeks, and has been rolling ever since. It is so fun to watch! Her arm gets stuck sometimes when rolling; she rolls from back to tummy, but then gets stuck. She still loves to suck on her fists/fingers, and has sucked a small blister on her left hand. She enjoys reading a few books and playing with toys. She loves the bright colors and sucking on them, and prefers soft toys to hard. Norah’s favorite things are being held, talking to mom and dad, riding in her car seat, sleeping in the baby carrier while mom vacuums, and sucking on anything and everything. Happy four months Norah- we love you so much!


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