Hi everyone! It is so good to read about how everyone is doing. I seem to have a hard time getting on line lately to read, much less to post.
Nora has two teeth!!!! At 3.5 months, I wasn't even looking for teeth, even though she was soaking several shirts a day with drool and frantically gnawing on everything she could manuever in the direction of her mouth, including my nipples, ouch. And then her teeth popped out and it all made sense.
She is talking a lot, rolling all over the place and trying very very hard to sit up. When I put her on her back she just strains and strains to sit up, and does these funny stomach crunches. Nora is about 13 lbs and 25 inches long. She is a long baby. My mil told me she is kind of funny looking she is so long.
: I think she is beautiful. She sleeps well at night, and not so well during the day, but I think a big part of that is having an older sister who delights in her, but who just cannot understand why letting babies sleep is a good idea
Pauline-you mean some babies sleep by themselves? Just kidding, seriously though, does she nurse to sleep? I have always had the best luck nursing my babies to sleep, then very very slowly and gently extracting myself from the bed. Also, if she falls asleep on you, can you transfer her to the bed? My older dd tends to wind up when she gets tired(and she has always been that way, even as a small baby), so the important thing with her is to get her to bed almost before she acts tired, so she doesn't get overtired and start racing around the house throwing temper tantrums.
It is really amazing to see the bond developing between Zoe and Nora, Nora absolutely adores her big sister, watches her every move, and fusses if Zoe is out of her line of vision. She loves to laugh when Zoe kisses her and sings to her. And Zoe is doing a lot better with the transition to sharing the spotlight. We still have lots of challenging days, but she has stopped trying to hit Nora (thank goodness, I was really struggling with that).
But all in all, we are doing well. Now if it would only stop raining......June in Maine tends to be a rainy affair. I hope everyone is doing well, I love reading all the updates!