She's a silly girl.
Not that our other children haven't trademarked their own special silly qualities...Julia being the "Scholar," Luke being the "Gravity Defying Stunt Man," and Hazel being the "Nonstop Face Maker," but Norah...she's a different kind of silly. She's the "Dry Sense of Humor," "Can't You Hear What I'm Tryin' to Say?," and "Look What I'm Getting Into" type of silly.
In Utero, she threw most of the sucker punches at her wombmate. She always measured to be gaining the most, the fastest. And, she was the first born of the two, by two minutes.
In this air breathing world, she is quite determined to get her requests across. She is the LOUDEST of all 4 children. She likes to experiment with the sounds she can make come out of her mouth. And she loves to eat. LOVES. To EAT! And it shows, too, since she tips the scales much more intensely than her other siblings.
She is 13 months old and completely uninterested in walking* by herself. She'll push around the walkers, laundry baskets, and kiddie grocery carts. She'll cruise around things. And just yesterday she decided she'd teach herself to crawl down the stairs. But walking--Who needs it?! And we're fine with that. We both figure she'll be walking by kindergarten. That's all that matters.
She's a tummy sleeper, slide lover, bathtub splasher, sand eater, and our one-and-only
...CAR SEAT HATER!
This is where the silly turns into screeching screams.
Take for example, last Thursday. Mr. Marvelous
Unfortunatly it wasn't "so much fun" an hour into our 4 hour ride when our silly girl started screaming. I'll spare you the ear plugging details of our ride there AND back that led me to believe I--in a heartbeat--would have rather eaten bugs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the week prior, if it meant avoiding the screams from the silly CAR SEAT HATER.
*Hazel is consistantly taking 6 steps in one direction. And, OH, is she so excited about her successes! Her laughs and giggles are usually what knocks her right over.