Wednesday, June 13, 2012

four weeks

Tuesday marked four weeks of Nell!

On Saturday, we used a livingsocial deal I had purchased to have some family pictures taken.

We loved our photographer, Esther!

We'll have to wait a a couple of weeks to see all the photos, but she's already posted two of the pictures from the shoot:

I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the shots she got!

At four weeks old, Nell's accomplishments now include:
{shamelessly taking a page from Ahn's book here}

~ mastery of long division, and memorization of Pi to 50 digits ~

~ has completed her application to Harvard Law School ~

~ latest novel will be appearing on New York Times bestseller list ~

Just kidding.  What she has actually accomplished is so much better:

~ legs are so strong she can "stand" on my lap for several seconds at a time ~

~ sleeps with arms thrown up above her head now, instead of curled up ~

~ smiles are more and more interactive ~

~ possesses an expanding repertoire of sounds other than crying ~

~ loves to look at lights and out windows ~

~ is the noisiest sleeper imaginable: snorts, grunts, wheezes, squeaks, sighs, hiccups, her 'dolphin laugh,' and a myriad of other strange sounds ~

And possibly her greatest accomplishment of the week?

She has a bellybutton now!

Yep.  She lost her cord stump last Wednesday night.  We are saving it while we decide which museum is most worthy of receiving it as a donation.

likes: being held, eating, sleeping, baths, hanging out in the Moby wrap, going for walks, listening to music, having her feet held together or squeezed.

{four of her favorite things combined: being held by Mom, in the Moby wrap, on a walk, while sleeping.}

dislikes: being set down, having her diaper changed, getting dressed and undressed.

In other news: gone are the days when she would sleep for five or six hours in a stretch at night.  Now I'm usually up with her every three hours.

That's okay.  We still love her.

The many faces of Nell:

{she loves her soft duck blanket from Brooke!}

Aww.  Look at that face.  Is it any wonder we can't stop exclaiming about how cute she is?

About a dozen times a day, Nathan and I say to one another, "Oh, look at her!  Just look at her!"

And sometimes, as he gazes at her, Nathan says tenderly, "She's so lovely."

{But I bet he'll deny it if you ask him.}


  1. Nell is one fortunate little girl to be so loved by her mom and dad. And, yes, she is lovely!