Norah at 2: A Love Letter

Dear Norah,

Norah at 2 | A love letter

You are two. Actually you are 2 and a bit. And you are such a delightful little thing! We play this little game right now, me and you. Where you’ll come over and say “I love you.” And I’ll say “I love you more” and then you’ll laugh and say “No I love YOU more” and we go back and forth while you giggle uncontrollably. It is THE CUTEST thing EVER! Around your second birthday you started saying I love you to me. You’d said it before but now you will stop what you are doing and run over to me and lean in to hug my and say “i love you mom” and run off to play. I can’t even explain how much I love it.

Norah at 2 | A love letter

You are still tiny. But you did finally move up one shoe size and a clothing size so you are growing. You still don’t eat a ton. But you finally like something for breakfast. Either eggs with ketchup (as long as they are room temperature) or oatmeal or cinnamon toast crunch. Your pediatrician told me to give me any thing that’s fatty that you ask for. So no joke, the other day you ate a cup of whipped cream with a spoon. You wanted some and… why not?! You LOVE anything with sugar. Candy? You bet! Ice cream or cake or anything else? You are on it! You’ll often eat the stuff Oliver won’t eat since he only will eat chocolate.

I would feel a lot better about you not getting big if you were a big eater. As long as you are growing and getting bigger.

Norah at 2 | A love letter

You still follow Oliver around a LOT. Like everywhere. One day I went to put you into the tub right after Oliver at gone pee on the toilet and I put him in. You said “me pee too” so I took off your diaper and went to put you on the toilet and you totally tried to lean into the toilet to pee just like over did. It was so funny. You were staring at yourself say “doesn’t work, doesn’t work”. I said nope and put you up sitting and we moved on. It was sooooo funny. You have learned to pretend from him. And you ask what words say because you have seen him do it. You also have learned to yell and get mad from him.

You are 100% a mommas girl. All the way. You ask for mom all the time. But you also are a BIG fan of Lucy. When mom’s not around Lucy is often the one you want. She can take you on walks or to play in the backyard or anywhere else and it is so sweet. I LOVE to see your sister relationship grow and develop. It makes me think of Aunty Kelly and how much I miss her but also how much I really enjoyed having a sister.

Norah at 2 | A love letter

You talk a lot. Like a lot, a lot. Often a running commentary of words. Some days we can easily tell what you are saying and other times we have no IDEA what you are saying. You get mad on those times. You want to be understood, which is completely normal! I want to be understood too.

You can sing a couple songs all by yourself. Although if you notice that someone is listening you start singing really quiet and look all shy.

Norah at 2 | A love letter

You still love music. You have loved music since were you born. It would calm you down when you were crying. Now you love to dance and move to it. Sometimes you’ll sing along even if you don’t know the words. I hope that you’ll continue to find joy in music and that in the future we’ll find an instrument that you can use to express your own music.

Norah at 2 | A love letter

You love stories. A lot. And you could sit and be read to all day. Although you like to talk about the books. All of the other kids would just sit and listen but you want have running dialogue of  what you see and what’s in the books. It’s funny but kind of hard to finish stories sometimes.

Norah at 2 | A love letter

You are such a beautiful little girl. We are often told by others how cute you are. We already know. 🙂 The other day we had to leave Sacrament meeting and when we walked back in you were waving to all the people as we walked back to our seat. Just like a little queen wave to your fans. It was so cute. Those big beautiful eyes and your long lashes? So sweet.

You have to get surgery soon. On your mouth. You have a lingual frenum that is getting cut as well as a tongue tie. That’s gonna happen in a month or so. It makes me a little nervous but I know you’ll be fine. Your two front teeth have a nice big gap and that will help a bit. Speaking of teeth you still only have 8. Four front ones and four molars. That’s it. We don’t know why but we are on a weight list for a pediatric dentist. We’ll see if you end up actually getting some before we get seen.

Norah at 2 | A love letter

You are very sweet. Most of the time when you get upset if I just explain why you can’t have the iPad or that you can go outside after your nap, you’ll stop crying and say oh, okay mom.” Especially when I am putting you to bed. You are particularly easy going about going to bed. Often saying “ok, I’m ready for bed now mom.”

Norah at 2 | A love letter

Mom and dad love you little Norah, so very much and we are so glad you are part of our family.

Love Mom.

Just Rhonda Footer

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