Saturday, June 19, 2010

What we've been up to

Things have been going so well! Norah has adjusted wonderfully so far. She's been sleeping through the night every night and takes naps very well too. She is a great eater! She will eat anything and everything. She loves to eat and it's really our only struggle right now. She is still learning that food takes time to prepare and she just has no patience for it. So I've been learning to plan ahead and get things ready during nap time so I'm not having to cook a bunch while she's awake. She is getting better though - at least now she lets me take a bite between me feeding her! She's also been learning to feed herself. The first time I put something on her high chair tray, she tried to lick it off but now she's double fisting it! I've also learned if I give her a spoon, she will hold onto it with one hand and then it will take her a little longer to eat and gives me a chance to eat as well! We've been out to eat at a couple of restaurants and that has gone okay - not very relaxing because she has to have food in front of her the entire time if there is any food on the table. She's also learning that not all the food is for her! It wouldn't be so bad if she didn't eat so fast!

But so far that is our only issue so I can't complain too much! She is very attached to me which is great! She won't go to anyone else, well unless they have food :) Norah loves to play outside and is always bringing me her shoes to go out. At first she was very hesitant to touch anything outside, but now she loves to jump in puddles and play in the dirt. She is great with the dogs too. It was so funny at first, because she was so excited to be around them but she was nervous too. She would go up to one of them and she had this nervous laugh and would try to touch them but wouldn't use her hands - she always used her arm or elbow. It was very funny! She's over that and now we're learning to pet and not poke the dogs in the eyes :)

Here are some pictures of what we've been up to since we got home.
Having fun at the swimming pool:

Getting ready for our nap - she loves anything soft!

Swimming in the back yard:

Eating dinner:

Learning to brush our teeth:

Going for a walk. This girl loves her stroller!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

We're Home!

We are home! Norah did great on the planes. We had 3 flights and she only really fussed/screamed for about the last 30 minutes of the 8 hour plane ride from Frankfurt to Chicago. I think her ears were hurting her. I tried to give her a sippy cup while we were taking off and landing for each flight but at the start of that flight from Frankfurt, she was completely out as soon as we sat down in the seats. She slept on and off and was awake and playing during our layovers. She was sooooo tired by our last flight though. I gave her a bottle while we were taking off and she was completely gone. Most people on the plane didn't even know there was a baby on board!

We got home at 6ish and I tried to keep her awake as long as possible. We made it to 7:30 which I didn't think was too bad! She woke up a few times in the middle of the night. Once was pretty bad - I picked her up and she was just soaked from sweat and she was crying like she was in pain. I gave her some baby ibuprofen and rocked her and got her back to sleep. She's getting a cold too. I got sick on gotcha day (perfect timing!) and my mom was coming down with it this last week, so I figured Norah would get it sooner or later. I'm just glad she got it now and not a couple of days ago.

Sorry these are not in order - for some reason blogger won't let me move them. Sleeping baby in our new bed!

Taking a little nap:

Enjoying the music on the plane:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Some More

Being very good while we were eating at a restaurant:

Throwing a fit:

Hanging out in the apartment:

Not happy after our dinner was gone:

Things are still going good here. We go to the Embassy tomorrow to pick up her visa and then we leave on Friday! Yay!