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Thursday, December 10, 2009

4 Months and 4 Miles

Today, Norah is 4 months old. And she continues to be such a sweet baby who eats and sleeps well, and seems to be a happy, healthy girl.

This month hasn't brought about any major milestones, but rather, it's been a refinement of many things: She's stronger on her tummy and she tolerates it for longer periods of time now. She sits propped up better. And she reaches for and grasps things with better and better control. And, everything she grabs goes into her incredibly drooly mouth.

She is also "talking" up a storm now -- lots of baby babble that sounds mostly like a hybrid of a cat and a pterodactyl -- and recently, she's been sticking her tongue out and trying to make sounds. I can't quite describe it very well, and I have failed to get it on video so far, but it's pretty darn cute to watch her experimenting with talk. And we have lots of good "conversations" :)

The last thing that has been significant this month is her continuing interest in the world around her. She turns to see us when we talk, and we can see her concentrating on watching, hearing, and touching things. She has even taken a keen interest in watching Scooter, and we've even seen her reaching out to him in an attempt to touch him.

And, of course, she remains as cute as ever:
In running news, I got up early this morning for a 4 miler. It went well, and I finished it in 43:25. It was again incredibly humid out, and there was fog! We don't have fog very often here in FL -- but the effect was kind of fun, kind of like running through a cloud.

31 comments:

MN Mom said...

Oh man how cute are those photos!

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like you have a happy healthy adorable baby on your hands. TOo cute!

Great job on the morning 4 miler!

JojaJogger said...

What a cutey pie! Now I'm curious, just how does a pterodactyl sound? Good job on the 4 miles.

Lily on the Road said...

How did I totally miss the post of Norah in her Santa Suit??? Too cute...Good job on your morning jaunts...good for you.

Marci said...

What a cutie!

N.D. said...

I can't believe she is 4 months. How adorable!

Marlene said...

She is getting cuter & cuter. It must be such a treat watching her discover new things every day.

Nice job on the four!

D10 said...

Norah is so cute! So glad to hear things are going well. So are you going to keep running her age? You'll be ready for a marathon soon.

Xenia said...

You know, most babies are actually ugly. Your Norah, however, is very adorable. Well done producing a good-looking kid. :)

Jess said...

Oh man she is such a cutie Jess! Glad to hear she's happy and healthy!

RunningLaur said...

Look at those big baby cheeks - very cute.

Katie A. said...

Really? 4 months old already? Wow! She is just so cute and it sounds like you guys are doing great!
Awesome job on the 4 miler, running in fog is fun!

inmytummy said...

I have a friend with a 1 year old who also refers to the noises she makes as a pterodactyl. Funny!

inmytummy said...

I have a friend with a 1 year old who also refers to the noises she makes as a pterodactyl. Funny!

shellyrm said...

Great to see Norah! She is so cute!

Yeah for 4 miles in the fog! I love that feeling too!

BrianFlash said...

Humid fog...I'm very envious.

Wes said...

as cute as ever

Agreed! :-)

X-Country2 said...

She looks so cute in girly pink clothes.

Heather said...

Cute pictures. She is so adorable. Great job on the morning run! My skin would kill for a little humidity now.

Erin said...

She is so darn cute posing for you :)

aron said...

4 months already!! Now they start being really fun :) she is sooo adorable <3

MCM Mama said...

She's too cute! It's so nice to relive those early days by reading your posts.

I'm impressed that you got up early enough to do 4 miles.

Carolina John said...

what cute cute cute norah pics!

Agate Lake Girl said...

Love that last shot - precious! She is growing up so fast. She'll be running with Rylee and Miller before you know it.

Rio Runs said...

Yay for the morning run! Awww for Norah's extreme cuteness!

Oz Runner said...

great pic, and nice job on the run

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Mrs. K said...

how cute is she!!!???? and by the way the tongue thing? it's called 'raspberries' :)

Crystal said...

Such a cute little munchkin!

Krissy said...

She is adorable in that picture! she looks like she is striking quite the pose!hahaha...

Nicole said...

so cute.