Happy Baby vs. Sad Baby

These days are long, but they go by so quickly. Intermittent bouts of fear and uneasiness creep in so easily when things are a little “off”. Nora’s lingering cold is much to blame for her fussiness, but in my mind I am quick to attribute it to something horribly wrong. Her heart, her lungs, she sleeps too much, she sleeps too little, and on and on and on.

Because the water is really the only place Nora is guaranteed to be happy, she had a total of 3 baths today.

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BATH ONE

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BATH TWO

Nora is always excited to see her brother and sister when they get home from school.

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That second bath did wonders. Happy Baby was back in full effect. However, Happy Baby doesn’t always stick around too long and we get stuck with Sad Baby. Bath Three was in order:

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BATH THREE

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We wonder if she’s really a little mermaid. She’d be content to float in the tub all day and night listening to Heavenly Lullabies on Pandora. The life!!

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Goodnight!

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over. But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this.
(Proverbs 3:12 MSG)

10 thoughts on “Happy Baby vs. Sad Baby

  1. Your family is beautiful. Thank you so mUch for sharing them with me. I look forward to your updates, they always make my soul smile and build my faith. Thank you and May God continuing blessing your family.

  2. Definitely a little mermaid. But high level of humidity helps her breathe better; have you considered using a humidifier ?; you would save a lot of water 😉
    Big kiss 🙂

  3. Sweet baby girl. Thank you so much for your daily updates and pictures. They always make my day a little bit brighter. Thoughts and prayers are with Nora and her poor stuffy nose:(

  4. YOUR CHILDREN ARE SOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!! I LOVE THE PICTURES TODAY. LOVE THE AFTER SCHOOL PICTURES. I THINK IT IS A THREE WAY STREET, GAVIN AND GRETA ARE SO HAPPY TO SEE NORA, AND NORA IS SO HAPPY TO SEE THEM. I THINK THE LOVE THEY SHARE FOR ONE ANOTHER IS FANTASTIC. LOVE THE “BIG TUB” PICTURE OF YOU, GRETA AND LITTLE NORA. YOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION TO SO MANY OF US OUT HERE, WE MAY NOT HAVE MET YOU, BUT WE KNOW YOU AND YOUR FAMILY BY YOU SHARING THRU THE BLOG AND PICTURES, AND HAVE GROWN TO LOVE YOUR FAMILY. AS ALL OF US, SOME DAYS I AM A LITTLE DOWN, AND TO JUST READ ABOUT NORA AND HER WONDERFUL FAMILY, AND SEEING THE PICTURES, WATCHING HER GROW AND GET SO MUCH STRONGER, JUST LIFTS ME UP AND BEFORE LONG I AM ABLE TO SEETHE BEAUTY IN EACH AND EVERY DAY. “THANK YOU!!!!” JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT A BLESSING ALL OF YOU ARE TO SO MANY OF US. WELL I THINK I AM GOING TO GET SOME SLEEP. PRAY YOU ALL SLEEP REALLY GOOD AND FACE A BEAUTIFUL DAY TOMORROW. GOOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

  5. I thank you do much for opening up your lives to us. I have been following nora’s blog for around 6 months. It was posted on a friends page on Facebook. I have written before. We went through a lot with our 6 month old son. Around 30 weeks they found he had enlarged brain ventricles due to development issue. Everything was unknown. I was at a loss. I am usually a planner/fixer. This was a pray hope an wait situation. I think my faith was challenged and deepened. I realized the only person I could rely on was God.then I found your story. You were going through a lot Of the same and still spreading the word. You help/helped me to manage. Stay positive and embrace gods love. It is truly amazing. Thank for sharing your strength it gives me extra strength. I must say my little man is doing amazing and with each milestone I feel as though I have won a lottery. Great thanks to you, Nora and the whole family. God bless you! I pray often for you!

  6. Little Nora is absolutely adorable; I’ve been following your blog for awhile and had missed a few weeks, when I went back on I had to laugh at what a little chub she had become. Of course I praised God for that chubbiness and those smiles and all those wonderful baby sounds she’s making. It’s a privilege to pray for your family as you all have been so courageous in sharing such personal feelings of fear, hope, sadness, joy,etc. That’s not easy to do with strangers, but we have benefitted from your grace and watching God move in the life of this little precious girl. Thank you for allowing God to use your story in our lives. I’m so glad to be part of your prayer team.

  7. Nora is just adorable; I’ve been following your blog for several months and had missed some weeks, when I came on again I had to laugh at what a chub she had become! Of course I praised God for that chubbiness, and those smiles, her alertness, and all those wonderful baby noises. What a precious gift. I feel privileged to pray for your family as you have been so open and honest with us, mostly strangers, about your deepest fears, anxieties, joys, the good and the bad; but all the while pointing us to Jesus. Thank you for being willing to be used by God by sharing your story. Yes Nora is one special baby. I am so glad to part of her prayer team.

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