I know they say how fast and furious everything changes, but when I actually see it happening before my eyes, it is still unbelievable.
We like to talk about all of your little "tricks" and revel in the amazing ways you are developing. No, it's probably not interesting to anyone else, but we are highly entertained by you.
You can roll onto your left side now though it seems difficult to get back to where you started. You can grab and hold onto toys and are attempting to coordinate your eyes with your hands...though that doesn't always pan out as you probably wish it would.
Everywhere we go, people tell you that you are adorable, and we can't help but agree. When you stick our your lower lip so far it curls under, or suck it back in to your gums, you are adorable. When you snort and your chin quivers while crying, you are adorable. Wiggling your arms and legs in the air, you are adorable. When we unswaddle you in the morning and the first thing you do is stretch your arms up in the air, you are adorable. When you give us your biggest gummy smiles, you are at your most adorable.
This month, you went on your first plane ride to Great Grandma's house and got to see the ocean. You dug your tiny toes into the sand and felt the cold waves splash on your short little legs. We covered you in sunscreen then put you in flip flops, sundresses and the smallest pair of sunglasses available.
You got to ride around in your stroller and we discovered not only how much you love it and will sleep in there for hours, but also how handy that thing really is. I mean, really, in the airport one can pile it high with all kinds of luggage and still have cup holders for coffee!
You've discovered that if you open your mouth, your binkie goes in so much easier. You also seem to be able to sleep pretty much anywhere. Car seat, baby carrier, a warm cozy lap or the crib and now especially in your swing.
You'll watch our every move and can sit and stare for hours, happily cooing away. But if a messy diaper comes along, you have absolutely zero patience--it must be changed immediately! No ifs, ands or butts. You rule in your leopard print diapers and only get grouchy when they're wet.
It seems as though you have one fussy eating time a day. I'm not sure if you just become over-tired, but sometimes eating is just so very strenuous on you and you have to let the entire universe know how unhappy you are. The rest of the time, you're fine, but catch you at a bad moment and I'm sure to be sorry!
When it comes to sleeping? You've got that down pat. You are up to a ten hour stretch at a time with an additional two to three hours after you eat. We usually get about 8 hours if we're good enough to get to bed by midnight. Sometimes you go to bed with nary a peep and other nights it takes a bit more soothing, but once you are asleep, you do it well.
There is nothing we love more than making you smile. You haven't started giggling yet, but you can smile with the best of them. Every morning when you wake up, you greet us with a huge grin and whenever your daddy makes his ridiculous faces at you, you think it's hysterical.
You're getting so big so fast and we love you so much!