Monday, October 22, 2012

Norah Mae is 3 Months Old!

 Happy 3 months to us! I absolutely cannot believe you are already 3 months old! You are beautiful my dear, more so every day. You smile all the time now, when you wake up, when you eat, even when you're sleepy. It seriously melts our hearts. Actually the other day you smiled so much while eating I had to stop talking, you kept looking up at me and completely loosing focus. It was adorable. You smile at our friends and at strangers in the bank. You seem to love people, something I pray the Lord cultivates in your heart. Last weekend you slept through the night (11pm-8am) for the first time, and you've been keeping it up for the most part since then. While I'm grateful, I didn't feel a huge sense of relief like I thought I would at this moment. You are so quick to go back to bed in the middle of the night, I don't mind it. You still haven't given us a good laugh, although you coo and sort of gurgle in the back of your throat constantly. You are a really good eater now, but you still spit up after every meal. Can't wait until we outgrow that phase! You found your hands this month. You are quite uncoordinated with them, but when they do finally find each other, and then make their way to your mouth, you are delighted.

 Important news this month...your best friend was born! Brynn Olive McWhorter made her debut on September 27th! She is beautiful. You look gigantic next to her :)

Your Aunt (cousin?) Erin came to visit, so we got to spend lots of time with Auntie Camie and Quinn. You were so cute together. You both made eye contact and sort of cooed at each other.

 Spent a day in Oak Glenn with good friends from church. Below is you and Liana, so sweet!

Our family

Wedding dress shopping with your Nonni and Auntie's for Summer!

Time with Papa up in Wrightwood

 This month we also received terrible news, we found out that your Papa has cancer. I am so sad, so scared, yet hopeful. We serve a God who cares, who knows our deepest needs. I am choosing to trust Him in this, and praying desperately for healing. There are so many wonderful things your Papa still needs to teach you. This is the first time I couldn't just fall apart emotionally when something bad happened, I had to stay out of bed, keep functioning for you. You were still needing me, and still smiling. What a glimmer of joy you have been, and will continue to be on this long journey ahead of us. I'm so thankful to God for you.

 I love you sweet Norah Mae.