Monday, April 26, 2010

Nicknames for Nora

Things that we have called our baby in the last 5 weeks:
  • The Bean
  • Baby Bean
  • Baby Girl
  • Nora Bean
  • Jelly Bean
  • Honey Bear
  • Grumpy Bear
  • Baby Bear
  • The Fussy Hussy
  • The Gassy Lassy
  • The Sassy Lassy
  • Dumpy Butterton
  • Baby Burrito
  • Chubbernutter
  • Nora Borealis

Monday, April 19, 2010

Nora's many fine accomplishments

Nora Bean's granny and grandpa and aunt Caitrin visited last week from Oregon, and the presence of 5 adults in her life apparently sparked a huge leap in development. In addition to the social smiles I mentioned earlier (still the best thing ever) she can also, just as of this past week:
  • track an object slowly drawn across her field of vision
  • grab and shake a rattle (see figure A, above)
  • find daddy when he speaks and look at him
She's also continued to improve her head control. She can almost hold it up all on her own! And she is making progress towards creeping. She has started curling her toes under--before, she was just sliding the tops of her feet along the ground. She also rolled over twice in a row, but we have yet to see a repeat performance of that trick, so I'd say that one's in progress.

She's developing so fast! It's pretty awesome to see what she can accomplish in just one week!

The experience of watching her change and develop has been so amazing. It's made us realize that we really want some kind of written record of our experience, both for us, and maybe eventually for her. All of which is to say that there should be more regular posts from here on out. Hopefully with pictures. I will also try to fill in the blanks from the last month or so, as best I can. I'm not sure how that will show up in RSS feeds, so when I'm done I'll probably post once with just the links to the catchup posts.

Dad (aka:Ross) will probably also post occasionally. In particular, the lyrics of his brilliant song, "Pooparatzzi," really need to be recorded for the ages.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

First Smiles!

The Bean can smile at us! We smile, and she smiles back!

Best thing ever.