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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Norah is 2 Weeks Old!

I can't believe two weeks have passed since Norah was begins a lifetime of wondering where time has gone as we watch our beautiful child grow.  She is doing wonderfully! We had her 2 week check up with the pediatrician today, and had nothing but good news.  Dr. GreenLee is very sweet, and she was so great with Norah.  I'm happy with our choice and I think Child Health Associates will be a great place for us to get her care over the years.

At 2 weeks, Norah now weighs 9 lbs 5.6 oz, and is 22" long - 82nd percentile for weight and 95th percentile for length! She met the goal of regaining her birth weight by two weeks, and then some! She has  pretty much outgrown newborn clothing and just fits into her 0-3 month clothes at this point, and she's busting out of the newborn size diapers! Can't wait to try out some of her cutie cloth diapers soon since they ought to fit :)  She also has rolled from her back up to her side a few times when I lay her down to sleep, and her neck muscles are so strong because she is always holding her head up and looking around!

Sunday was my first Mother's Day, and I have to say it was overwhelming to look into her sweet face and realize that I am her mother...forever.  She will call me Mama, Mom, Mommy, or something of her own choosing, but I whatever she decides to call me I will forever be the woman in her life that she looks to for guidance and support and unconditional love.  Matt said to me today that he's happy she's a girl, and I have to say I agree.  There is something about the connection between mothers and daughters (of course, mothers and sons have this too...) and I just feel lucky to have the opportunity to experience that in my life. Already in these 2 weeks, I have been overcome with emotions about how much I love her and just how much I would do for her. There aren't really words to describe the instant connection I have felt at being her mother, but I know looking into her eyes that it's here to stay.  And, spending my first Mother's Day as a mama in the company of my own mother was also really special - to know that her love as a mother is now multiplied as she watches her daughter go through the experience of becoming one's pretty wonderful, and I'm glad we're here with her so that I get to witness her love for Norah every day too.


  1. Cutie pie!! Can't wait to meet her next week :)

  2. Ah can't believe you'll be here next week! So looking forward to seeing you!