As per usual I am slightly behind on this post, but I just recently reread some of these posts that I wrote about Evelyn and loved them! So late as I am, I’m still going to write it. I love having this to look back on.

Around one month Nora was already starting to sleep really well! I think she was doing six hour stretches. Throughout this past month she has gone as long as eight hours for us which has been amazing. It’s not every night, but it’s enough for us to feel less like zombies than we did with Evelyn. More recently Nora is craving more routine and starting to get super tired and fussy around 7, so I’m trying to get back to a better family routine for her. She sleeps in the Velcro swaddle that Evie used and squirms out of it a lot more often, but still does pretty well.

Nora essentially sleeps through tummy time, so not too much progress has been made there, though she has accidentally rolled over a couple times. She started smiling at six weeks and it was almost as if a switch flipped. She went from a very stoic, serious baby to smiling whenever you make eye contact with her! She is also cooing all the time. She constantly wants to talk to us.

Baths are a roller coaster for this one, love/hate relationship. But she loves getting her diaper changed and she is an amazing eater! Our first month was hard with both of us recovering from the damage of a tied tongue, but my pain went away around one month and now breastfeeding is a breeze. She eats in half the time Evelyn did and is much easier for me to read (to figure out whether or not she’s hungry).

Around this age, we moved Evelyn into the nursery, but we haven’t quite made it there with Nora yet. I love their relationship though. Evelyn imitates Blake and me all the time when she interacts with Nora. She tells her good morning and says phrases like “good burp, Neera!” She puts the binkie in her mouth and as she’s giving it to her she’ll be softly repeating her name, “Nora, Nora, Nora.” I love these two kiddos. Parenting gets (harder and) better and better.

10 lbs 9 oz – 35% for weight and 55% for height

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