Friday, November 8, 2013

Nora {Four Months}

{Holy Cow, I'm how old?!}

That's my girl! Big round eyes to match her big round cheeks.

Miss Nora June has been hanging out with us for four months and is growing at rapid speed. I'm not sure how much more these cheeks can handle, but it seems she gets cuter with every pound. She doesn't go to her four-month checkup until Monday, so I don't have her exact stats. However, it's probably a safe bet to say she's tripled her birth weight. Which I think is every baby's one-year goal. What can I say? This chunk is advanced.

In honor of surviving more than 100 days with three children and not completely losing my mind, I'd love to share some awesomely itemized information about the one and only Bauer girl. {Also in honor of this sweetheart, I'll be hosting a giveaway next week, make sure to read the end of this post to be in the know.}

{This is the first month Nora noticed the sticker on her shirt. And tried to eat it.
I have a feeling there are going to be pictures like this for the duration of her monthly stat posts.}

  • The super spitup has turned into a fountain of drool. I don't want to call it yet, because I'm not very excited about teething, but I think I can see one little white speck on the bottom of Nora's gums. Both boys started early, so it very well could be.

  • Formula is still the only thing on the menu for now. I know some parents like to give simple foods and cereals at four months, but around here we wait until the six-month mark to start experimenting. I did find two meatballs hidden beneath her in the swing the other day, but I don't think that counts.

  • I say this every month, but I can't believe Nora still has blue eyes. Each time I carry her into the sunshine, those peepers are as bright and clear as the day she was born. There's plenty of time for them to change and they'll be gorgeous no matter what, but they sure are striking now.

  • Do not, I repeat, do not lay Nora down if she isn't sleepy. Sometimes as she's swinging, I see her straining to lift her giant baby head off the pillow. She has to know what's going on at all times. Her favorite position is sitting up on my lap like some kind of big girl.

  • There is no rolling over or tummy time breakthrough to report, but I'm not rushing it. The poor baby is built like her brothers with that classic Bauer head. It's going to take a lot of muscle to get that thing off the ground.

  • We have yet to take the plunge and move little miss out of our bedroom and I'm not even sorry. We still swaddle her like an infant every night, and she sleeps a good 10-11 hours, so I'm not in any hurry for change. I think five months was the record for Owen. We might be ready by then. Maybe.

  • Nora June is basically my favorite little girl. Every once in a while I still get that little twinge of weirdness when I hear someone refer to my "daughter" but she rocks. She laughs when I tickle her, she wraps her little arms around me when I hold her, and she looks at me like I hung the moon. It's an amazing season in my life and even though it gets tough, I am loving every second.

Nora wishes you and yours a very happy weekend!

Wait! I have one more thing. Do you have a little girl or know of one? Good. I am holding my first giveaway next week and I don't want you to miss it. The official giveaway post goes live when the clock strikes midnight Monday. Check back then {or whenever you wake up Monday} for a review of one of Nora's favorite shops and a chance to win one of her favorite accessories. Excited? You should be.

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