We are loving every minute of our time with you! You are still the best baby and happy all the time. Everyone tells us how lucky we are to have a such a sweet, perfect baby. Your daddy asked Gigi if people were just saying that or were you really that good, and she assured him that we truly are blessed! GT says that we are falling behind as parents because we haven't taught you to walk or cry yet :)
You love bath time. If you get fussy in the late afternoon, I can always stick you in the tub and you are immediately happy. I just removed the sling this week and you love to kick around the tub and play.
You love your cousin, Blair and she loves you just as much. She really is a good helper!
We had busy month with a lot of traveling. This month you lost your sweet great grandmother, Mema. She was the most wonderful person and absolutely loved you. We are all going to miss her so much, but I am thrilled that she was able to meet you, hold you, and fall in love with you just as the rest of us have. She told me she is going to watch you grow up so I know you have one special angel watching over you! I think about her every time you take a bath now because on the last day I saw her she was asking about you and specifically asked if you were playing in the bathtub yet. You weren't then, but you are a splasher now!
Our sweet Mema holding you for the first time. I will never forget she called me the day before we came down and said "I hear I get to see that precious baby tomorrow!"
You are holding your head up like a big girl. When you sit in our laps, we hardly have to hold your head anymore. I think I am going to have to break out the bumbo soon!
Mommy went back to work this week and it has been so hard to be away from you. You have done wonderfully with the sitter and I think you are adjusting just fine. You take two four ounce bottles while I am at work and you are usually ready to eat when I get home. You eat at six, nine, twelve, and three and usually take two good naps in the morning while I am at work. You eat and are awake about an hour then you are ready for a nap. Your naps in the afternoon aren't as long, which is fine with me so we can play! We put you in your bed during the day for naps and you go right to sleep as long as you have your paci and a blanket to pull over your head. We have a little cuddle time at night, but you still like to be put in your bed to go to sleep. We are having a little frustration issue at some feedings. I think you get mad that it isn't coming out as fast as your bottle and you get MAD. It is equally frustrating on both parts because when this happens, you usually don't eat at all.
We have had several nights where you sleep 5 to 7 hours, but a few times this week you have not been sleeping well. Mommy is not used to this whole waking up every two hours thing and this is not a habit that I am hoping we make! For the most part you go down about 8:30 or 9 and wake up around 2 or 3 and then at 6.
You love for me to read books to you and you love to be sung to even more. I sang to you when you were in my tummy and I think you recognize the songs when I sing them now. We sing "I've Been Working on the Railroad", "I See the Moon", "Jesus Loves Me", "Jesus Loves the Little Children", and also the Mema classic, "Minnie the Mermaid" where you beam from ear to ear.
You blow tons of bubbles now!
You are outgrowing your three month clothes and fitting nicely in your 3-6 month things. Some things that you are wearing now are 6 months and they are a little big, but will fit in no time. I am squeezing you in the last of the size 1 diapers. We have some size 0 shoes and your toes are at the end of those. I weighed you on our scale and you unofficially weigh 13 pounds.
We had our first picnic in the yard. You still love to be outside.
You are loving your hands and are trying with all your might to be a thumb sucker. I am trying with all my might to make you be a paci baby. We will have to see how that turns out!
You still love your activity mat and coo and talk to the star that lights up. We have enjoyed seeing your communication evolve over the past month. You definitely have become much more responsive when we talk to you. The mornings are still your most talkative time, but we get some pretty good conversation in at night too.
Playing on the activity mat with Blair.
You are growing too fast! We love you so much, sweet girl!