At this time last year we were snuggling with this new precious one for the first time. She came into the world after a long but easy labor and won our hearts immediately. Our first thoughts were, “She looks like Jonathan!” She did at first I think, but has changed so much from that wrinkled wee thing into the laughing, energetic, joyful, chatty little lass we enjoy today.
Elinor Piper Peek, as Jonathan sometimes calls her instead of Nora, has changed our lives! We thought one sweet kiddo was fun, but watching these two interact more and more has been the delight of my heart. J spent lots of time snuggling with N when she was brand new, but has since progressed to engaging in tickle fights, rounds of peek-a-boo and saying over and over, “Get me, Nora!” as she pokes his eyes with exploring fingers.
How different these two are from each other and yet how alike. J outgrew his clothes as soon as we put him in them, ate like a horse (still does) and slept like a champ from the first. Our tiny lady has descended the charts and weighs only 16 lbs, 9 oz. She fits quite comfortably into her 6-9 month clothes! Perhaps this is due to her strong dislike of all things food related…and bless her sweet heart, the girl didn’t learn how to sleep until rather recently.
But like Jonathan, Nora is known for her huge smile and as she has become more independent, her happy disposition has really started to shine. She now walks all over the house making messes and getting into mischief while babbling on in her own language.
We are so blessed that Father has given us this treasure. We pray daily that she would grow in grace and truth and that we would wisely guide her through the years that she is granted us. And as much as we are excited to see her grow up, I wish we could slow down time a bit so she can stay my baby for just a little longer! Happy birthday, baby.