Friday, March 25, 2011

Three Months

Three months ago yesterday, our lives were changed forever as our beautiful little girl entered the world. How far we've all come in just three short months!! Cora is officially an infant now instead of a newborn. 

She has pudgy wrists and a double chin that I love to kiss. She is starting to grasp toys more frequently and loves to look at her hands. 

She used to like to be held all of the time and now prefers some time in her little chair to kick around and look at the overhead lights (I never thought I would love the dimmers in this apartment so much, but since she looks at the lights all the time, I am very thankful for them!). 

She still hates tummy time but tolerates it much longer than before, and when she has had enough she puts her head down and won't hold it up anymore, therefore defeating the purpose of the exercise. Smart girl!

She smiles and screeches... the beginning of a laugh. She has started cooing a little and she talks to us and her toys, anything with a face. 

She just fits perfectly in her three month clothing and, I anticipate, will soon be out of them. She likes changing time and watches her mobile and chats while getting dressed.

She fusses and sticks her bottom lip out when she is tired and then curls up on my shoulder and falls asleep with her little mouth open. She smiles at us from her cradle in the morning when we go to pick her up. She is getting too big for her cradle.

She fills our every moment with happiness and gratitude.

Sitting up like a big girl

Will she like to sing? A little preview...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Open Mouth, Insert... Pink Stuffed Dog Ear

Another milestone reached!! Cora has successfully put something in her mouth other than her hands... and on her 12 week birthday. Yesterday I put her little toy on her chest so she  could talk to it, and when I had my back turned she somehow grabbed the ear and proceeded to chew on it. This is what I saw when I looked over at her.

Ah, the beginning... Who knows what is going to be chewed on during this child's lifetime? Good thing babies have better developed immune systems at this point.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Gramma Comes To Visit

This past weekend Gramma Kitty came to stay. She rode the MegaBus with her friend Sharon, who also has a daughter here in Chicago. Sean and I went to a formal event for his work (pictures to follow later) on Saturday and Gramma babysat. We spent the rest of our time together at home. Cora has recently started cooing and she has discovered the faces of her stuffed animals. She loves to look at them. She seems to want to grab them but hasn't quite figured out how to do that yet. The fingers usually just end up going in her mouth without the elusive stuffed dog ear she contemplated trying to chew. It was fun to share a few of those first "talking" times with Gramma.

Bath time

Talking to her stuffed dog

On Monday we met Sharon and her daughter Danielle at Starbucks by my house and then went back to our apartment to hang out. Sharon gave Cora some beautiful gifts, including a recordable book that Gramma can "read" to Cora when we are far away from her.

Here are some more pictures of the long weekend. Sean worked every day, which is why he was not around for pictures. I am excited that we are going back to MN next week, because it was sad to see Gramma go.

On our way to the cupcake shop across the street to indulge in decadent deliciousness.

Flying with Gramma

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Cora wants to wish everyone a happy St. Paddy's day!!! We went for a walk by the lake in our 65 degree weather.

Erin Go Bragh!!