Monday, July 19, 2010
Walking walking walking! Norah is walking pretty well. She still crawls a lot of the time, but she can get up from the ground without holding on to anything and start walking. But when speed is needed, crawling it is!
Climbing. Oh the climbing. If she can get her knee up on something, she will climb on it. Not my favorite due to the falling danger, but it's great for her motor developement so I'm trying to teach her how to safely get down from things also.
Snuggles and hugs. Sooooo cute. She will now wrap her little arms around your neck and hug you. Sometimes she just likes to lay her head on your shoulder and snuggle. She also likes to lay her head on the kitties and snuggle them, depending on the cat they either run, hiss, or lay there like a blob (strider...). Or pillows. She loves to snuggle and roll around on pillows.
She likes to play peekaboo and will chase you around the house in her walker playing this.
She waves byebye. She waved bye to Grandma Ogden when we left Utah, we were saying byebye and she just started waving, too cute.
Clapping! Although she hasn't figured out the correct context to start clapping, she likes to do it. Like when she's finished eating, she will clap. When she was really mad and sleepy and crying she started clapping, so it's a work in progress.
Eating. Yum. She's a pretty good eater now. She eats better for me then George, but probably just because I'm the one feeding her 90% of the time. She was sick for the last part of June and the first week and a half of July. We're pretty sure she had Roseola. All the symptoms and timeline matched up and she had a rash for two days. During this time she didn't want to eat or nurse much at all. Well, now she's making up for it! For the last week or so she's been eating 4-5 times a day and by dinner she will eat two containers of baby food (about 8oz) plus whatever veggies I've cooked for her, and some puffs or crackers. She started to eat more 'real' food. Most recently she's been eating peaches and bananas, and carrots and cauliflower.
Sleeping. Ahhhhh sleep. For the most part Norah goes to bed between 8-9 and is up by 7-8. Nice. Really nice. Every few days she will wake up crying in the middle of the night, but usually it doesn't last long and she will fall back to sleep on her own. In the last few days she decided she doesn't want to be rocked and snuggled before bed. She will snuggle for a minute or two, then just start wiggling. We lay her down at that point, tuck her in, and generally she will fall asleep within a few minutes. I miss the snuggles, but it is making bedtime faster and easier. We are also starting to transition from two naps to one. Not fun.
Okay, so that's a ton of reading. Good job if you made it all the way through.
Norah is a little too wiggly for a good photo shoot today, so you will have to settle for a few videos.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
We warmed them up afterwards with a nice bath together. Their first shared bath and probably many more to come this summer!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
That evening we drove down to cousin Nikki's place to visit most of Aunt Joni's kids. It was a bit crazy, and loud, but fun!
Norah didn't seem to mind the boat at all, she even fell asleep for a while. George and his dad did some boogie boarding, George tried to wake board and was able to get up for a few seconds! Then Bryan thought it would be fun to try to water ski. Yeah. No. The first time he tried to get up he strained both hamstrings so bad he couldn't get out of the water without help. Bad stuff. Luckily our rental car had an awesome back where all the seats folded flat so he could sit without bending his legs. So he road back to town in the back and made faces with Norah :) We took him to an urgent care to get checked out and he'll be okay.