Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Dear Nora: Month 2

Dear Nora bug-
Oh dear, sweet, (often) forgotten Nora... You are now 2 months old and continue to be such a great baby! Your strong willed, toddler brother takes up so much of your parents' energy and attention, but that does not mean that you are not as loved or adored (because you are).

How could you not love this sweet face (and matching sweet demeanor).
I can't believe how fast the time is flying by and that you're already 2 months old. Unfortunately as a second child you get compared to the first one a lot and and one way I am continuously comparing is your size. You are following in your brother's footsteps and are turning into a giant baby. We had your 2 month well baby visit today and you are growing and thriving. You are now 2 feet tall and weigh a whopping 16 lbs, 12 ounces! I keep thinking that you're so much bigger than Callan was at that age, but it's not true (you're just a pound heavier, although a few inches shorter), but I think it's those delicious cheeks that make me think that (and those thighs!).

We retired your 3 month clothes and have you in all 3-6 or 6 month clothes. I think you like the extra room in them and it's amazing to see how you've filled them out so quickly.

Your brother loves on you dearly (although sometimes too much and too aggressively), but he has good intentions. He asks to hold you and play with you and get his picture taken with you. It's very sweet and I hope it continues until you're both old and grey.

Nora bug, you've been such a great baby. So patient and laid back, which has helped tremendously when mama's had to deal with you and your brother on her own. When you're not sleeping, you love to talk, smile and laugh. It's so fun to talk to you and get you to laugh and smile because you forget how little newborns interact. 

We finally transitioned you to your crib this week for nighttime sleeping and you took to it like a champ. I'm hoping you inherited some good sleeping genes as well like your brother did (although he could use a refresher course on sleeping through the night in his own bed. Could you talk to him about that?). We haven't started you on a day time schedule yet, but it's still a little early for that (I think).

Speaking of schedules, your schedule is about to be changed up a bit. Unfortunately, mama has to go back to work (boo), but the good news is that you get to hang out with Adelia and Callan! I know you guys are going to have loads of fun together and I can't wait to hear about all your adventures.

Nora bug... I hope you know how much we love you. I'm sorry that you sometimes are ignored, but I promise to make it up to you some day. Your dad, brother and I are so blessed to have you in our lives and that you are such a happy, healthy baby. There have been too many reminders these past few months of how tragic and unfair life can be and you are truly a light in mine.

Happy 2 months muffin.


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