Friday, August 24, 2012

Two Months!

Nora just had her two month check up today. She is nine weeks old... time really flies and I know every mom says that, but it is so true!!

So her stats are:

Height: 23.25 inches --  85th percentile
Weight: 10 lbs 15.5 oz -- 44th percentile
Head: 15.25 in.  -- 69th percentile

She did so great with her shots.She had to get 3 shots and take some stuff orally.  It was so sad for me to see her cry, but she took 'em like a champ. She is definitely growing! She is so much fun to have around! Everyone just loves her!

Some fun things that Nora is doing now..

She is definitely smiling and cooing a lot. She will just lay on her blanket on the floor and tell me all sorts of stories! I have no clue what she is saying, but she is just blabbing away!

She loves to lay on her blanket and kick. Only when she is on her back though...

She is no longer a fan of tummy time... she will only be content there lifting her head for about 2 minutes then she starts screaming.. or she will:

Roll Over!!! It is so fun to see her roll from her tummy to her back. She has done it a few times, but now she seems to be camera shy because she won't let me get it on video. I will get it eventually though!

She LOVES the bath! She has a little mesh bath lounger chair that she absolutely loves to sit in. She always hangs her feet over the edge so she can kick in the water.

She doesn't like her crib nearly as much as her bassinet, but I think she is getting more used to it. She used to sleep "through the night" in her bassinet (she would wake up around 5:30 or 6), but once we moved her into her crib, she started waking up at 2 or 3 again and 5 or 6. But last night she didn't get up again until 5:15 so I think we are making progress. She seems to do better in it. Her naps are getting longer again too (closer to an hour than to 15 minutes). She is a good sleeper though, I can't complain too much! :)

She is liking her car seat better too. We had a little car seat liner in there when she was smaller, but the past little while she would cry whenever she was sitting in the car seat and the car wasn't moving. We would stop at a stop light and she would instantly cry. But we took that out of the car seat so she seems to be doing much better. She still won't stay in it for very long when she is not in the car though. She would much rather be held.

She loves to sit on our laps when we are eating. This is not super convenient, but she seems more content so we just go with it.

She is so stinking cute!!! I'm not very good at putting bows in her hair, but she is such a doll when I do. I don't know who she looks like. I think she looks more like Jeremy... What do you think?

We went my mom's a couple weeks ago and cleaned out one of her toy closets. Ollie watched over Nora while we were working. It was so cute. He just came up and laid right next to her. 

Love this face!!! 

First time in footie pajamas. She really liked them! 

She typically sleeps when she is in someone's arms

Nora with daddy and Uncle Matt. 
We have had a lot of visitors too. I will be doing a post on all our company soon! Thanks for reading!


Friday, August 17, 2012

Nora's Blessing

We blessed Nora on August 5th. It was a really nice day and she looked so cute.

Jeremy gave a really good blessing... i think. Nora cried through the whole thing ( the one thing I DIDN'T want to happen!). She did so great before and after the blessing, but I think she just didn't like being held out away from someone. She is such a cuddle bug!! I really wish we would have given her a paci. Dang it.. now I know for the next kiddo.  I felt really bad because I was so focused on Nora crying (praying that she would stop) that I forgot to listen to what Jeremy was saying! Half way through, I realized I wasn't listening to Jere to I tried to focus on him more than Nora's cries. I wish we would have had someone take notes or record it (I didn't even know that was allowed), but anyway, the part I heard was really beautiful. So here are some pics from Nora's big day...

Nora and I before church... She is so stinkin' cute!!! 

Janica and Cale came down for the blessing. I was so happy to have them here.

Grandma and Jake

Grandma Stevenson and Nora

Jeremy's sister, Katie. We were so glad that their little family could be here for the blessing and that we got to spend time with them for a couple weeks! 

Jeremy's mom painted a beautiful picture for Nora. It is currently hanging in her room and fits perfectly with our colors (Go Debbie!!) 

Grandpa Stevenson and Uncle Matt 

Here are some pics of our little family that Jere's sister, Katie took for us. Thanks Katie!!

She was blowing bubbles!

I'm pretty sure Nora slept the whole day besides when she was crying through the blessing. She slept through ALL of church. That's a first! :)

Well until next time... and we are still working on Nora's room. I have some killer ideas of what to do, but I am just a little slow at actually doing them. Haha. I want to post pics of it as soon as I get it done.



Thursday, August 2, 2012

Love our Little Nora

Being a mom is a lot busier than I ever imagined. It is so time consuming... so I have begun to neglect our house.... I should be cleaning it right now but I'm not. I feel like I constantly have Nora in my arms because she is such a cuddle bug. I love it though! We snuggle pretty much all day. My favorite is when she curls up on me and falls asleep on my chest. She just fits so perfectly in my arms!

So I just wanted to post a couple things that have been going on in our lives... mostly Nora.

My mom was here at the end of June to help us adjust to parenthood (ps there is a tv show called parenthood that I just finished watching and they named their daughter Nora on the show... I don't know why that bothered me but it did. I feel like I stole it from them even though I named my daughter Nora before I even watched it...anyways) It was so fun to have her here! She was so helpful especially with dishes!! I didn't wash one single dish for over a week! Awesome! We are going to go visit her next weekend so that will be fun to see her again.

This was her the first week. She was wearing a premie onesie! 

We also had Jeremy's Winter family reunion last week. It was really fun to be with his family. We had the Winter Summer olympic games and pioneer day while we were there! It was really great to just hang out with the gang. I think my favorite part was when pretty much the whole Stevenson clan was upstairs just sitting around on the bed chatting. It was so great!

Nora has been growing like a weed! I feel like she is so big but everyone keeps telling me how tiny she is. She is almost 6 weeks old and I just wanted to make note of a few funny things that she does.

She will not poo in a wet diaper... no, she will wait for you to change her wet diaper and then immediately poo in the nice clean diaper. She especially liked to do this when we used to swaddle her. She would wait until we got her all swaddled up and then poo... I'm pretty sure she did it on purpose. It was her own special game she was playing....

Nora used to hate taking a bath when she had to get sponge baths, but once she could lounge in her little chair in the tub she loves taking a bath. Last week, she was so relaxed in the tub that she poo'd... so we cleaned it all out, filled it back up, put her back in and within 5 minutes she poo'd again. The little stinker! But third time was the charm. We successfully gave her a bath.

She also likes to pull her hair. It is so sad when she does it because she just screams and screams but she won't let go because she can't realize that she is the one causing the pain. It is awful to try to get her to let go of her hair. The other day I had to put something in the oven really quick so I laid her down in her crib for less than 30 seconds and when I came back she was screaming and I could see the skin pulling away from her skull. It made me so sad!
My two favorite people
Proof that she cries!
She is such a cuddle bug! She loves to be held. It doesn't really matter who by. She just loves to be held close to someone.

Nora with Gma Stevenson

Nora is now in size 1 diapers. After a couple blowouts I called it quits on the newborn diapers. She can also wear 3 month onesies because she is so long, but she can only wear newborn shorts or skirts... she has a small bum I guess.

Also we bought her a crib! We found a great deal on KSL and we got a crib and mattress, changing table and mattress, diaper genie and boppy for a killer price. And they are so nice. The crib is made out of maple so it is a great wood. The only thing is that it is a drop side crib, but we contacted the manufacturers and they are sending us the conversion kit to fix that. I'll post pictures later when I finish the entire nursery. It is kinda crazy in there right now...

We also bought a camera from Jere's sister so we've had fun playing around with that! Thanks again Katie!!

Katie took this pic though... not us! And the next one..

So that is our little update. We are blessing Nora on Sunday and we are excited about that. I think Jere is a little nervous but I know he will do great. We just bought her an adorable blessing dress so she will look so cute... obviously :) !
Sorry this is crooked! But isn't she just so adorable!!!