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Norah had her first school performance this week! Prairie Hill does an all-school event once every month, and this month they had a talent show. Norah’s class (18 months – 3 year olds) sang “Jingle Bells” with their teacher and even shook small jingle bells on stage. It was adorable, particularly when Norah stood on the stage after everyone else had left, wanting to sing it again 🙂 

Stay tuned for a video to be added soon! 


Top 10 things we did on spring break:

1. Went to the park with friends:

2. Built a cardboard box barn (and stocked it with animal friends).

3. Went to Pioneers Park and fell in love with buffaloes.




4. Went to St. Paul NE to visit my Grandma, Aunt, Uncle, and Mom.

5. Played in the sandbox.

6. Played in the park {again}.

7. Went to the Omaha zoo.







8. Enjoyed having Daddy home after two weekends on the road!

9. Played in Mommy’s classroom.

10.   Had entirely too much fun!

The most wonderful moment of the week? Seeing little baby for the first time.

We had our 8 week appointment with the midwife at 7w6d. We’re going back to the same birth center we used when we had Norah, and it was so nice to walk into a familiar place. we even got to meet with our labor nurse from Norah, which was wonderful!

They have two new midwives on staff, who we will see as we move along. I really liked the midwife we met with for our first appointment, Lindsay, and we also got to meet briefly with the other one, Rachel, as well. I’m excited to continue to get to know them!

The best surprise: seeing baby. We aren’t planning on doing the 20 week ultrasound scan this time, so it was a surprise to hear that we could see baby so early to check on its dating. Everything looked wonderful, and we’re looking forward to hearing it’s heartbeat at our 12 week appointment in April.

Grow baby grow 😉

Boy, has this week been a doozy. Let’s recap:

1. Peder was out of town for Friday-Saturday-Sunday at a conference in Chicago. 

2. Norah gets an ear infection Sunday night. 

3. Because of her fever, Peder stays home with her on Monday. 

4. Because her fever still hadn’t broken, Peder says home on half of Tuesday and I come home early for the other half. 

5. Norah’s cough gets worse and causes her to throw up her lunch right after I get home {and right into my lap}. 

6. Peder leaves for an invited talk in Utah for Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-Saturday. 

7. When her fever STILL hasn’t broken and her cough is bad enough to make her gag, I take her to her pediatrician on Wednesday. She has a “nasty, bulging” ear infection and early pneumonia. Got drugs. 

8. Fever breaks Wednesday night (yay!) but she’s up with a coughing fit from 3-6 am. 

9. Norah stays home on Thursday. 

10. Norah finally starts to feel better on Friday and would have graduated to “staying home with dad”…but dad’s still gone. So mom stays home again. 

11. Spring break next week no long contains as much of a “break” as I had initially thought it would. 


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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)