slammerkin - my kiddo has been SO ecstatic to be able to find her fist and fingers regularly lately! She can't do it very consistently, but when she does, oh man - so much better than the binky, lol! I can't wait until she can just comfort herself that way from time to time.
We are doing fantastically here! Norah is growing like a weed, she went from swimming in most of her newborn clothes at a week old to stretching most of her 0-3 month clothes to capacity now! She's definitely not a chubby baby, but she's growing very tall very quickly. I'm actually completely fed up with the comments about how tiny she is, I think they're total crap. I get people who think that I'm toting around a 2 day old baby when she's almost 2 months old, and she's in the 50th percentile for height and 25th for weight - not underweight at all! I wouldn't mind the comments so much, but they always sound so accusatory. I'm not sure what our obsession in this culture is with gigantic babies - it's as if they have to be massive chunkers to be healthy. There's nothing wrong with a chubby baby, but there also isn't anything wrong with a skinny one! And Norah isn't even that skinny.
The smiling and cooing started this week. I nearly died from the cuteness. Most rewarding moments of my life. :) She makes me feel now as if she truly loves me, she looks at me with such devotion in her eyes. Her head control is great at the moment too, she holds it up quite consistently. It's still a bit wobbly, but she can hold it up for a very long time.
The holidays are well underway here, as we are nearly done with Hanukkah. I'm not thrilled with how early it was this year, we didn't even manage to get organized enough to light our own menorah. Luckily, we went to a family friend's last night, so we at least got to have the experience for one evening. I didn't want Nono's first Hanukkah to go completely uneventfully! The family we visited has three special needs kids, so things get very rowdy there at times, but Norah did fantastically. Now, on to Christmas.
I'm buying her a playmat and a tummy mat for Christmas - we have a playmat someone gifted us that has all the toys missing, and she loves it so much I want to buy her a proper one! I didn't buy any toys at all before she was born, and now she's rapidly needing things to look at and play with. I finally got a couple of toys for the carseat handle and she absolutely adores them.
Here's a pic of the playmat fun! :)