Monday, November 17, 2014

5 Months

Yesterday marked 5 months for Nora. Look how big she is getting. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nora's Firsts

This last month Nora has had a couple of firsts. First she learned to roll over!- October 8th 

On Sunday November 9th, she sat in the high chair for the first time! She likes it which really surprised me. Yes she is wearing Pete's old jammies but aren't they cute on her? 

Then on Monday we discovered that she is teething, which explains a lot! Soon my baby's toothless grin will be filling in. 

How is she getting so big?!

Friday, November 7, 2014

NoseFrida Review

Nora was sick last week, just before her check up. She does have good timing at least so I can't complain there. Luckily for both of us I had contacted the makers of NoseFrida about doing a review earlier in the month, and they kindly agreed to send me one for free to try and review on the blog. 

These did exist when Pete was born and I did know of them but was completely disgusted by the thought of using my mouth to suck snot out of his nose.  Sounds so gross, so I wasn't going to try it out.  I used the little bulb syringe thingy and tortured him.  Eventually I bought and tried a powered nose sucker which was okay but promptly died right after the limited warranty period.  Along comes Nora and I'm hearing even better things about it and decided to be brave and try it out.

This thing is amazing at getting snot out of baby's nose! I was able to get adult-nose-blowing amounts of stuff out of her nose with very limited work and screaming.  She did scream while doing it, but as soon as I was done she calmed right down and was able to breathe without sounding like Lord Vader.  The whole week she was sick I did not get a single drop of her snot in my mouth. At one point I left the house and forgot the Nose Frida and only had my emergency bulb syringe in the diaper bag and had to use it on her.  Poor baby, even after getting a little bit out and putting it away she still kept crying. Her cold only lasted just under a week in all, even though the doctor said the other babies her age had it for at least 2 weeks.  She was actually able to sleep because she could breathe, which I was very appreciative of being able to sleep as well.

It is easy to use and I promise I did not touch snot once.  There is a spongy blue filter and long tube between baby nose and your mouth. The large tube goes against the baby's nostril; the red mouthpiece goes in your mouth; and you suck and swirl the tube at baby's nose.  Then be amazed at the amount of mucus that your sick baby can produce! I briefly considered taking a picture or video then decided I liked having friends. We also used nasal saline solution (not the same stuff for eyes and contacts) to thin it out before sucking.  I have some that is packaged for individual use so I don't have to worry about cross contamination either, just to be careful.

I received the product for free in order to review, but all comments and reviews are my own and not that of the company's.  The pictures are courtesy of the NoseFrida company.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Pete Leaves

We went to my parents house this weekend and helped clean up the leaves and sticks.  Pete loves coming and helping by riding the tractor with grandpa, raking with grandma and watching daddy burn them. (I'm here as well but Nora was taking a nap so I stayed inside and helped with dinner) Eventually he wanted to ride on his little powerwheels 4 wheeler and then wanted to be like grandpa and help out and drag leaves to the burn pile.  Grandpa and grandma got him all hooked up! video

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Four Month Check Up

Nora had her four month check up and shots last week.  She's weighing in at 14 pounds 8oz and is 25 inches long!  She is looking good and growing like a weed.  She learned how to roll over from tummy to back a couple weeks ago and can rotate herself in a complete circle and work herself off a blanket.  EEEkks! I'm not really ready for her to become mobile, luckily it should still be awhile before she can do much more but still she's getting too big too fast! She seems to be much more sensitive to the shots than Pete ever was. I've been trying to find where I had Pete's measurements written down but haven't found them yet. 
Nora trying to give "kisses"

smiley girl after church today

Saturday, November 1, 2014

First Halloweens

Nora from her first Halloween from last night. (4 1/2 months)
Here is Pete from his first Halloween in 2010. (2 1/2 months)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

4 Months Old!

Miss Nora is now 4 months old!

And since it is a Thursday how about a throwback!