I’m no longer doing the monthly Nora updates and “growth pictures” however, it’s been 3 full months since her 1-year update, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite pictures from the past 3 months…
Christmas was good to Nora this year — Santa must not have known how naughty she is!
Seriously, doesn’t this face just look like she’s up to no good?
She still only has 7 teeth (4 on top, 3 on bottom) and it looks SO funny when she smiles — like her jaw is lopsided because of the odd number!
She figured out how to turn our radio alarm clock on and off (and how to change the time). Now, any time I can’t find her, I just listen for the radio and she’s usually in there dancing away.
Nora is relatively quiet around strangers, but once she starts to feel comfortable around you, she “talks” non-stop. Her days are filled with lengthy cell phone conversations — all of which start with “yo” (hello) and require the person on the other end to talk to mommy at some point or another.
The only real words she can say are: mama, dada, no, ball, baby, hello, uh-oh… and we’re working on “please”. But even with a limited vocabulary, it’s amazing how well she can still communicate. She just grabs our hand, walks us over to what she wants, points at it, and (when prodded) will often say “eeze” (please).
She knows her animals and the sounds they make quite well, and she can point to many body parts when we ask “where’s Nora’s _____”. My favorite is when we ask “Where’s Nora’s mouth?” and then she promptly opens up and lets her tongue hang out (yes, Dave also knows where his mouth is! 🙂
Her favorite activities include: paging through her photo album…
Playing on the iPad…
Sitting on ANYTHING that’s available to sit on…
And of course, playing outside!
We’ve had quite a bit of snow this year… and Nora loves every bit of it. We’re outside almost every day sledding, playing, or just sitting…
She’s still loving her bath time — and yes, she still takes a bath in the little blow-up bathtub we’ve been using since she was about 5 months old!
Nora isn’t doing extremely well with eating solid food — so far, she really likes yogurt, cheese, and chocolate. (we use these reusable squeeze pouches for yogurt as Nora likes to feed herself)
Some of these foods are messier than others!
Nora spends a lot of time in her bouncy seat — thankfully, it’s made to hold a child up to age 2 or 3 so it can still support her weight (it’s a Baby Bjorn Bouncer that I got for a fraction of the price on Craigslist). I think her favorite part is getting out and in… and then repeating. She doesn’t actually do much bouncing! And if you’re wondering why she’s so happy in the picture below, she’s eating more cheese 🙂
I swear, Nora learns something new every single day. And although there are plenty of days when it’s totally exhausting — it’s also starting to get more “fun” now that she can better interact and respond.
Just wait, Nora will be running the blog before you know it 🙂