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Norah is 7 weeks old!

{just shows you how busy baby life is–I started this post when she was 6 weeks old, and now she’s 7. Title change!}

We went to our final visit with the midwife this week. So bittersweet! We have just had the most fabulous experience with both of our  midwives, Heather and Amanda, over the course of our pregnancy, labor & delivery, and postpartum. They have been so kind, encouraging, and just so happy for us as we start our journey into parenthood. I can’t say enough amazing things about the people at The Midwife’s Place in Bellevue, and if any of you are local I’d HIGHLY recommend them!

But back to our princess. She is just growing and changing so much! We informally weighed her at my appointment , and we’re pretty sure she’s 10 or 11 pounds.


That’s still around the 20 percentile, so she’s pretty petite, but it’s just amazing to see how she’s growing and changing.

She still loves bath time–we’ve got a little swimmer on our hands! Her water-loving daddy is so pleased.

Photo Apr 07, 5 15 12 PM

And she started smiling deliberately at 6 weeks {vs. the accidental smiles we’d been getting since week 1}, which has been ridiculously fun and gratifying. Nothing beats a baby smiling up at you like you’re her whole world.

Photo Apr 09, 3 33 21 PM

She loves going on walks, and the fresh air has been a God-send. If she’s fussy and needs to sleep, all we need to do is take her out for a walk around the block–

It was slightly chilly that day, but we made it work!

It was slightly chilly that day, but we made it work!

Photo Apr 04, 9 37 36 PM

–or we’ve been known to open a window in desperate times 🙂

Whatever it takes, right?!

Yes, she was safe 😛 Whatever it takes, right?!

She is just fantastic, and I feel so lucky to be her mom. I can’t think of anything else in the world that I’d rather be doing.

Photo Mar 27, 5 30 15 PM

baby mine



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Our family

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Norah’s words & signs

Mama (7 months)
Dada (12 months)
Kitty (11 months)
Book (12 months)
Bird (12 months)
More (13 months)
All done
Cheese (12 months)
Fish (12 months)
Norah (14 months)

Kitty (10 months)
More (10 months)
All Done (10 months)
Bird (12 months)
Dada (11 months)
Mama (13 months)
Train (14 months)
Please (14 months)
Carrot (13 months)
Banana (13 months)
Fish (12 months)
Horse (14 months)
Goat (14 months)
Thank you (10 months)
Milk/Noms (12 months)
I love you (15 months)