Pic of the Week
I am so excited that Nora is four months! Every new month feels like a milestone. I am enjoying my time with the little gal more than ever, so it’s a big highlight in my life. Unfortunately, the rest of my life isn’t so peachy. Steve’s been working a lot lately, and we had a huge snowstorm Wednesday, which disrupted our new daycare/work routine. Though it was nice to keep Nora home Wednesday, working from home with a baby provided me with some new life challenges! She was very good while I plugged away at the laptop, playing in her exersaucer, jumparoo, rocker, and on the floor. Thank goodness the office is closed today so I don’t have to multitask with work and baby.
As I said before, baby girl is four months! This month has been huge in terms of Nora’s development. Her hand-eye coordination is sharper; it’s so fun to see her really examine and play with the toys hanging on her rocking chair and activity gym. She can sit up. She loves to play in her jumparoo and her exersaucer. She smiles all of the time (I especially love it when she’s sucking on the binky and starts smiling so big that it falls to the floor). She loves to hold her feet. She rolls to her side (though, to date, refuses to roll over). She sits in her highchair while we cook and eat dinner. She has started choosing an earlier bedtime and is a reliable sleeper, though she does wake up once between three and four each night. I can’t wait to see what month five brings!
Favorite Baby Item/Mommy Item
Lately, I have been putting Nora in the crib in her room for napping (instead of using the Boppy downstairs), so I am using my Angelcare Monitor now. So far, I love it! We can move the monitor easily from her room to ours (where she sleeps at night) because the monitor can be plugged in on powered by batteries. Though I still run up the stairs to check on her frequently (I am a new nervous mom after all) I am much more relaxed because of this monitor. I hope we can move her into the crib permanently sometime in February, though I am going to wait until her cough (thinking it’s teething related) subsides.
Looking Forward To
My bestie Emily is coming down from New York this weekend to watch Nora be dedicated at our church! Looking forward to some low-key festivities to mark the occasion Sunday.
Excited that February is arriving next week: the month includes Steve’s birthday, Valentine’s Day, and a visit from my parents. Yay!