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We can’t believe one month has gone by since Ally has graced us with her presence. She’s truly a gift. She’s discovered her mobile above her bounceroo- (Nick loves everything made by the 4moms company).  She eats pretty well, and sleeps great at night only waking up twice! Last night she went 4 hours in between feeds, so hopefully by month 2 she’ll be sleeping mostly through the night. **knocks on wood*

She is doing really well at lifting her head, it’s amazing how much she’s transformed in just one month. Her little personality is starting to show, and it’s so much fun interacting with her.

Grandma Wilson has been a lifesaver, coming down almost every week for a few days to help out so Christina can sleep. We’re not sure what we would have done without her.

Grandpa Wilson met Ally this week too, we think they will get along just great.

Ally also loves Grandpa Norman a lot, they’re pretty good snuggle buddies.  Ally can’t wait to get out on the lake, but we think we’ll hold off on that for a little bit…just for now. 🙂

 

On April 4, Ally decided to make her appearance, 2 days before her due date! She is now 2 weeks old and is overall a pretty good little baby.  We’re adjusting to life with a newborn and even Maggie has had to make some changes.  Ally likes to sleep and eat and be held, just like every other newborn baby out there. Last week she had her newborn photo shoot, and we’re excited to share those pictures next week when we get them from the photographer.

Christina is doing well, recovery hasn’t been the easiest, but Grandma Wilson has been helping a lot and Nick has been a rockstar dad.

Ally is working on holding up her head, and she can for just a few seconds.  We think she just had her first growth spurt, or at least is in the middle of one.  We’re taking pictures like crazy, what on earth did people do before smart phones? Speaking of which, Maggie knocked mine into the bathtub yesterday, so it’s now been sealed in a bag of rice for the next 48 hours. I’ll let everyone know how that turns out.

2016 is here and we haven’t posted in awhile.  This new year will bring big changes, as we are expecting a little girl in April! We are beyond excited, and as the weeks go by the pressure to prepare intensifies.  You’ll start to see a lot more projects out of us, now that the sickness has passed and so have the Holidays.

So far, pregnancy has been a little rough on us, particularly Christina, as we battled severe morning sickness for months.  It subsided right before our big trip to France, so we were able to enjoy our “babymoon” and the holidays.  The only real issue now is that Christina’s rings don’t fit and she’s really bummed. Her struggle is real.

 

Easier said than done.  That’s for sure.  Add in a little PIYO, a fluffy puppy staring you down, and enough flies to make you wonder if the Exorcism was real, and you have an afternoon at the Norman’s.

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When we bought our house, one of the burners on our Samsung gas range oven would work on and off.  We actually had the Samsung guy come out and look at it and wouldn’t you know, it worked while he was here. Recently it started acting up again.

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I’ll admit it. I watched every episode of Married at First Sight at least once if not twice. I was obsessed. Could these strangers find the secret to marriage in 6 weeks!? Would they find their fairy tale and live happily ever after? I need my brain examined.

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