Sunday, November 18, 2012

A 2 Month Post For N.G.

Norma Grace is two months old!  And a week.  Or ten weeks old this Tuesday.  I guess that really isn't very long, but it seems like she's been here forever.  It's hard to imagine that such a short time ago we didn't know her...and now it's hard to imagine life without her!  I suppose it's one of the mysteries of parenthood that we can have more than one cherished child and delight in them both the same.  It's been so much fun getting to know her...and somehow having an infant the second time around is more relaxing than the first even though having two kids is harder.  Experience has a mellowing effect when it comes to mothering, I think.  Or maybe it's lack of sleep.  Either way I worry less, and cuddle more.  I enjoy the challenge of having two kids overall. And it is definitely a challenge.  I don't think I ever really felt that way with just Frazier.  It's just that now there's two of them...and still only one of me.

At her six week doctor's appointment, which we actually went to when she was seven weeks old, she weighed 10 lbs 4 oz and was 22.5 inches long- considerably smaller than Frazier was at this point, in weight at least.  She seems a little more fragile, too or maybe just floppy sort of...though she's perfectly normal.  It's just that Frazier came out of the womb a two month old.  He was so big and strong from the get-go and he's the only baby we had to compare her to!  She still fits in her 0-3 month clothes...but I've pulled out a few 3-6.  We're still not sleeping all night; it's more like 5-6 hours consecutively on good nights.  Sometimes it's as few as three.  I'm not one for schedules and I nurse on demand so it's unpredictable from one night to the next.  I feel like she's generally a pretty content baby and she's very pleasant all day.  She does prefer to be held ALL THE TIME and loves being worn in the Moby.  She is making lots of cute noises these days which I very much enjoy.  It think she's much more verbal than Frazier was and this week she laughed for the first time!!  I feel like it's truly something magical to be there for the first time someone laughs.  Once she'd done it, I spent the whole rest of the week trying to get her to do it over and over again.  Oh, the crazy things we do to make our kids laugh.  Well, I guess I can really only speak for myself.  It's worth it though. :)  Here's some I finally got on video:

I don't want Norma Grace to feel slighted when it comes to know, second child syndrome where they have only a fraction of the pictures Child #1 had...and they all contain Child #1, too?  Since I'm a compulsive picture taker- this really isn't a problem.  Fear not, darling, your life will be as well documented as Frazier's.  They just may not be as well organized, though.  Here's proof that Mommy is taking LOTS of pictures of you lest we forget what an adorable two-month old you were. :)

Happy 2 months, N.G.  You're too wonderful for words.  We're so glad you're ours.


Friday, November 16, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Autumn Almanac

Well, October has come and gone..31 golden days.  November has begun, yet the weather fails to indicate it is so.  Today it was a balmy 80 something degrees.  We did have a few precious crisp days sprinkled throughout the last month and we wrang the coolness out of every minute.  Regardless of the higher temperatures, the leaves are still turning and falling and the pumpkins and mums arranged at every turn insist that it is, indeed, autumn.  My very favorite time of year.  Every fall I think is the best I've ever had, and still fall just gets better every year.