As I hold my 14lb. 2 oz. baby girl or when she stretches out her 25.25″ inch little body, it’s a kinda hard to believe that 4 months (and then some) has already passed.
In some ways it feels like less time since she became part of our family and it’s like we are still getting to know her. Other times it’s as if she’s been with us forever.
Tim and I comment on how she makes noises, like little high-pitched squeals, that we never heard come out of the boys when they were babies. These usually happen when she wakes up and is just hanging out in her crib or when she’s playing on her play mat. We will look at each other and say, “Was THAT the baby?”
She seems to be more of a morning sleeper than an afternoon one. She will sleep a lot before lunch time and then after she just takes a couple of “cat naps.”
When either of the boys passes into her sight-line she usually smiles hugely. Little G will show her his toys and she is mesmerized by them or him or both. I think she especially likes The B Man since she smiles AND coos at him!
In the last few days she has discovered her toes and feet and will play with them while in the bumbo chair or on the changing table.
Unfortunately sleeping through the night has become a thing of the past. She was doing great for a few weeks and now she’s getting up again, once a night, anywhere form 2-5, to have a bottle. Thankfully she goes right back to sleep after she eats, but still.
She’s also started playing in the exer-saucer and I have it in the kitchen so she can be in there while I do the dishes or while we are eating but I can tell when she’s done because her cute baby girl noises turn to fussing.
Her sweet smile is infectious and I love to pass by the mirror I have hanging in the front hallway because every time I stop and let her see her reflection she flashes her toothless baby grin and of course I can’t help but smile too!
I know in her little baby mind she wishes she could already sit up. She lifts her body immediately after having a bottle and she tries to sit up on the changing table too.
Over the weekend she went to her very first Mardi Gras parade (as did we all) and got her first beads! Many pink, purple and pearlized ones for the baby girl! 🙂
Soon she will have her first baby food (she’s already quite interested in what we are putting in our mouths…) and will actually be sitting up.
I’m trying to cherish her baby moments as much as I can but it I have to admit that it will be kind of nice when she can sit up. Not looking forward to crawling though, no, not so much…
And I kiss her face about 80 kajillion times a day…
I mean c’mon!!! Wouldn’t you?!
P.S. Darling flower headband was purchased from this sweet lady (I bought two…). Go on over and encourage her to start an Etsy shop!
P.P.S. I will have a giveaway tomorrow for a really fun CD of children’s music from a fabulous musician! Come back and enter!