Times to post a blog entry are few and far between, but since Norah is involved in some "quiet time" in her room right now, I will take the opportunity to record our happenings as of late.
Let's start with Norah:
*Norah is 2 years and 7 months old, but going on 13.
*She weighs about 31 pounds, which I'll admit, is heavy! <-- not really... percentile-wise she's in the middle, but for my wuss-self, it's heavy. :)
*Norah's hair is a light brown with some blonde streaks. I will never understand how two people with incredibly dark hair and dark eyes produced a child with light brown hair and blue eyes....crazy, but she's SO beautiful. Her hair is down a little bit past her shoulders right now. I need to get it cut, but the last time I got it cut, which was about a year ago, the lady RUINED it... I haven't gotten hers cut since. I'm sure I'll break down and cut it in the next couple of months.
*She is sassy as all get out. She tells me things like, "No mama, you don't do it! Daddy do it! Daddy, no let mama do it!"
*Speaking of talking, I am not sure I've EVER heard a girl Norah's age speak as much as she does. Now, part of this is probably because I am not around any other toddlers this age for as long as I am around her, but seriously... she can talk. She, of course, can (and DOES!) repeat anything anyone says. I had to cover my mouth the other day because I said, "Dang it!" Sure enough, two seconds later I hear, "Oh, dang it!" But Norah does more than repeat, she's so expressive in the way that she speaks. She talks to you like she is well beyond her years. She asks questions that I don't even get from my fourth graders that I teach. She will talk to anyone about anything, too. And if she doesn't know what you are talking about, she'll fake it! She pretends to know everything.
*Norah LOVES Ollie, our dog. Every day when we get home from work/school, we open the door and she says, "Hey, buddy! Hi, Ollie! Go outside and go potty! Go, Ollie, go potty! Good boy!" She hugs him all of the time, rubs him and tells me, "He's so soft. He needs a haircut."
*She has recently learned how to ride her tricycle! She has two, one from my parents, and one from MeMe. The only reason she hasn't learned how before now is that she has such short legs.... she hasn't been able to reach the pedals until now. Poor thing!
*She loves school. She goes to such a great daycare/school. They are a 6 weeks to 12th grade private school, so they are big on education there. Her teachers, one I am good friends with, tell me that she is doing really well in there, and is excelling in all of the topics that they teach them.
*She can count to 15 in English and 10 in Spanish, which is adorable. I feel like she should be able to count to twenty at least by this age, but she can't seem to hear the difference in the "teens". Everything is "fourteen, fourteen, fourteen, twenty!" Oh well... SO not worried about it.
*She, of course, knows her ABC's, and she sings them at the top of her lungs.
*She loves Dora the Explorer (<-- doesn't rhyme, and that bothers me). She interacts with it like crazy, and she seems to be picking up on some Spanish language from it.
*She is a HUGE fan of singing and dancing. :) She will sing anything she can think of. The cutest one right now, I think, is when she sings the theme song to Dora-- it has all of these parts in it, and she sings each one. It is so funny. Her all-time favorite song to sing, though, is Happy Birthday. She thinks it is hilarious to sing it about everyone.
*She is such a funny girl. She does things constantly that make us laugh so hard. This morning she just walked into the living room where Daniel was on his iPad. She walked in with a laundry basket and said, "Daddy... I'm soooo excited!" lol...we don't know why, but she was excited. She loves to put words into songs that aren't the words, too. She'll sing it wrong on purpose, then stop, laugh, and squeal, "That's not the words!!!"
*She LOVES Scarlett, my niece! She will "find" her whenever we go get her from daycare. She says, "Mama! Mama! Scarlett's right here!!" She plays with her at the house, brings her toys, and hugs her without being asked. She's so sweet with her. BTW, Scarlett is 7 months right now.
*She isn't so much picky with her food right now, she just has her go-to favorites. Her favorites right now are: EGGS. <-- she'd eat those for all three meals if I'd let her. She also loves yogurt, cheese sticks, cereal, oatmeal, hummus, and grapes. I'm sure there are more, but I can't remember right now.
*Mom-WIN: I still do half-juice, half-water, and I have NO intention of stopping anytime soon. She's fine with it, and my juice bottles last half as long. Why not? I really don't understand why some people give their toddlers full cups of full juice several times a day. That HAS to be expensive.
*She calls me Mommy-- I'm fine with it, but seeing as though I grew up calling my mom "Mama", I just assumed my children would too. I didn't like it at first, but it is growing on me.
That's all I have time for right now. I'll put some more up later. I really want to document as much as I can.
- I am a 29 year old teacher of fourth grade. My husband and I began TTC in March of 2008. We conceived our first month, but unfortunately it only ended in an early miscarriage. 8 months later we finally conceived again, and she was our take-home baby! Norah Jane was born on July 16, 2009. 7lbs 0oz 19" long and amazing. We recently had our sweet baby boy, Miles! He was born on June 12, 2013 at 3:37pm, weighing in at 8lbs 4oz, 20 inches long, and PERFECT! We are loving every minute of parenthood (even the frustrating minutes!). This blog is an attempt to chronicle the baby steps, foot steps, leaps, bounds, and milestones of this journey.