Oddest moment thus far, having a woman I DIDN'T KNOW reach out to touch her head, whilst I was babywearing/grocery shopping. I recoiled. I tried to be as sweet as possible when I said, "please don't touch my baby!" - call me odd, but if someone reached out and tried to touch my husbands head I'd have the same reaction, however I wouldn't be able to wear my husband... maybe I should go eat something, this is taking a strange path.
We've decided that I'll be staying home with Nora instead of returning to work, I could not be more honored to be the one playing "where's waldo" with her poo explosions, seeing her first steps, making her laugh, and calming her cries. I'm so honored to be her mommy and humbled to have a husband who is able and willing to support our family.
Miss Nora has started swim class at Hubbard, and I dare say it... She's a genius! Bahaha I've totally turned into 'one of those moms' that see's her child as a shining star that can move mountains and change the world, and all she's doing at this point is giggling, and kicking around in baby splash.
Something babysplash has taught me is new moms CRAVE community (sometimes in a creepy stalking no sleep zombie way). While we have so many options of groups to join I'm hoping to organize a group of intentional, like-minded, non-swearing-around-kids, ladies to meet monthly. I hope to teach Nora to be kind vs. sharing, to be a leader but not bossy, to be exuberant (if that's her personality) without being a thunder-stealer, to find her happiness in helping others be happy. Those few examples of what I hope to teach her will take "a village", a village of other families with the same moral compass and setting intentional examples for our kids. If you're in the Phoenix area I'm open to group name ideas, places to meet and any other ideas you may have! Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below. Or if there is a group I can join I'm open to that too!
The hubbs and I celebrated Valentines day at home with a delicious dinner he made, after bath time of course, on the back patio while our angel slept (don't worry, we have 2 monitors going). I told him I couldn't wait for Nora to be old enough to eat dinner with us, tell us about her day, as our little Nora-bug has gone from getting up once a night to eating every 3 hours, I'm a zombie... he gently reminded me that I'll probably miss these moments of being needed, of her being so very dependent on me, I have a wise hubby... I woke up every 3 hours to feed her that night, and quietly his words ran through my mind. Instead of wishing I was asleep in bed, I looked at her darling face and wanted to etch her being this little forever in my mind.
Items I can't live without:
Nora's favorite items:
One small roll for babykind one huge leap for baby Nora, yep she's a roller, officially. I was so overjoyed at this milestone. Honestly to think of the squishy blob we brought home 14 weeks ago to now is truly amazing to me.
I can't wait to see what she does next!