And I’m loving it.

With my Norah--my favorite place to be

With my Norah–my favorite place to be

Sweet Norah is just perfect.

I know we’re biased, but she is!

The last 10 days have been just incredible. She’s already learning and doing so much, I regularly get sad that it’s all going by so fast. Peder’s aunt (the amazing Catharine at Bliss Photography showcased in our maternity photos) came by and asked if I was having any of the weepies, and when I replied, “Ehh, just a little,” Peder went, “Um, a LITTLE?!”

But seriously, mommyhood has been so much better than I ever thought it would be.

-She eats like a champ, and has mastered breastfeeding from day 1. So much so that she gained a whole pound by day 9! My beautiful little eater. Personally, I think this is her little treat to me for causing so much pain during labor 🙂

She can breastfeed laying down, in my arms, football hold, standing, walking--she's a pro :)

She can breastfeed while I’m laying down, in my arms, in the football hold, while I’m standing or walking–she’s a pro!

-She’s finally starting to fill out her newborn-size clothes–partially aided by the cute fluffy butt we added today! First day in cloth diapers. We’ll see how this goes 😛

-She hardly ever cries, and even then–it’s just a whimper. And usually it’s an indication that she’s either a) hungry, or b) about to make a mess in her diaper. Both problems we can solve!

-After only a few nights of middle-of-the-night playtime (that started at the same time she used to start dancing in my belly every night!), she’s now settled into an amazing routine of eating at 8 or 9 and sleeping through until 1am, or even 2 or 3 sometimes! Mommy and Daddy are blessed with sleep, and are so glad that we can keep her in bed with us and feed her quickly before we all fall back asleep.

Sweet, sleepy princess

Sweet, sleepy princess

-She loves to be held, and really only sleeps well when she’s in someone’s arms–but we don’t mind. She’s used to being carried in my belly; why should I expect her to love being away from me all of a sudden! Plus, she’s sleeping on me right now and I’m fully capable of typing and {not} working on my homework, so I’ll take these baby cuddles for as long as I can 🙂