Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cutest Baby in the World

Sorry, I know I'm totally biased but I just think she's the most beautiful baby in the whole world.

Half a year has gone by already.

I honestly can't believe how drastically my life has changed in just six months. I mean, I wouldn't go so far to say that I used to be selfish, but I definitely knew how to take care of myself. I would frequently take long soaks in the tub with a magazine, never having to worry about when Darin would bring Nora in crying. I could relax on the couch for hours playing stupid computer games or watching movies without straining my ears for the baby monitor.

I could go shopping without toting 50 pounds of baby items. I mean you all know that running quickly into the store no longer exists after a child. And don't even get me started about going to the movies. How I yearn to watch a movie on the big screen, drink a Coke out of my movie mug, and stuff my face with popcorn. I wish I would have went to a hundred more movies before I had Nora.

But my life is so much more complete with her in it. I'm amazed how she learns and grows every day. She still loves Baby Einstein and watches it almost every day (I use the TV as a babysitter already). I love watching her smile when the caterpillar comes up on the screen.

I started feeding her solids a few weeks ago. She loves sweet potatoes the best so far and hates avocados. She's had pears and bananas and carrots and is really a pretty good eater. However, you wouldn't be able to tell by her weight still. She's in the first percentile still weighing in at a whopping 12 pounds 3 ounces. She's in the 43% for height and 53% for head circumference. She's just a skinny little peanut with a big noggin.

She can almost sit up by herself. She does it for 10-15 seconds before toppling over.

She grabs anything that is put in front of her face, and most things enter her mouth. Which usually consists of her whole hand.

She sleeps pretty well now. I put her in her crib wide awake and she goes to sleep by herself which is great, except for when I'm not at home. Read: church is a nightmare when it's nap time. She wakes up a few times a night for her binki but since I stopped feeding her at night she's been sleeping much better.

But most importantly she's a pretty happy baby (which she didn't used to be) and that makes me happy. Being a mother is so fulfulling. I didn't grow up wanting to be a mother and I definitely never thought I'd be a stay at home mom. Now I wouldn't change it for anything. I'm so grateful for Darin and that he supports us so I can because there's nowhere else in the world I'd rather be.

Not even at a movie.


Heidi said...

Yep, she's a keeper! Come up and visit us!!!! miss you.

Carrie and Jesse said...

I can't believe she is 6 months old. She is so adorable. I love that I feel the same way about everything as you do. She is growing so much and smiling so much! I'm glad both of our babies don't hate there lives anymore. Lexi's taken a total 180, and is SO much fun!! Miss you!

Anonymous said... are SERIOUSLY such a GREAT mommy!!! Nora is very, very lucky!!!