Category Archives: child development

3 months!

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One of these days I’ll be on time with these milestones 😉 You’re just growing too fast.

 You are one beautiful babe! Daddy and I secretly agree that you just might be the cutest baby thus far. Shhh, don’t tell your brother and sisters.

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Maybe it’s those baby blues that we didn’t expect. Or your sweet, go-with-the-flow demeanorDSC_0223Or just those well proportioned features as Nini points out 😉 At any rate, you are just precious, and oh, so chunky! But don’t worry hun, you need not worry about your figure quite yet.

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Everyone that observes you points out that you seem older than 3 months. You are so aware of your surroundings. When you are tired, if I set you on our bed or in your swing, you are happy as long as you can see me but the second I turn my back, you let me know you’re not happy. You are also quite expressive.

DSC_0235You are babbling and making all kinds of sounds. You blow bubbles. You are grabbing rings, blankets and always holding onto a shirt or strap or piece of hair. As long as you can see faces and hear voices, you are content.

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You are taking several shorter naps throughout the day but you sleep great at night. Usually from 9pm to 7am. In fact, lately, you have been the best little sleeper of all 4. Between teething, potty stops, bad dreams and stomach bugs, I’ve been up almost all night with the older 3. This is how I’ve been feeling too.

DSC_0255It wasn’t until I had Soren that I realized the variety of sucking variations out there. Well, you have introduced a new, 4th soothing mechanism to our family.

DSC_0353-1The 2-3 finger shove! It’s quite adorable to hear you smacking on those even in the early hours of the morning.

You’ve got a rough life & I know it’s exhausting being loved on by so many little people. 😉

DSC_0227You already surpass any expectations we had for you and you are just irresistible! Muah!

Happy Valentine’s Day

From our littlest Valentine! (Thank you Auntie Erin for the homemade heart onesie!) And since this doubles as a 2 month update, here are some things to document for the books: -You are filling out, no doubt. It’s such a blessing that you are enjoying momma’s milk. Bring on the rolls! Such a difference from… Continue Reading

Friends

These 2 are so fun to watch. And they are developing a really neat friendship. Which is rather convenient since his momma is 1 of my closest friends. It might sound silly but he really does bring out the best in her. And as her momma who sees all sides to her in varying situations… Continue Reading

10 Months!

What happened to my little (well, you never were that little) baby??? You are definitely looking more like a toddler these days… My little contemplative one. You are staying true to your namesake. You can be most often caught looking like this… Maybe it’s your coping strategy to avoid the overdose of estrogen 😉 Changes… Continue Reading

Nine Months

You just keep getting more handsome big little guy! This was a big month developmentally. You: -Started crawling. all. over. the. place -Got your 1st 2 (bottom) teeth -Started clapping and dancing -Got your 1st haircut by yours truly (although as quickly as it grows, I think it’s time for another one already!) -Started purposely… Continue Reading

Pretty Girl Part 2

Um, or not  😉 Who said being a stay-at-mom wasn’t entertaining? As you can imagine I was cracking up behind my camera lens as she asks “Do I look beautiful, momma?” while visualizing a big, soft, red nose and rainbow wig on Miss Spicy Ann. Or a football helmet. I sent several picture texts to… Continue Reading

It’s Potty Time

Sweet G’s been showing a lot of interest in using her little toilet lately. And we’ve had quite a bit of success! At least at home. I’m not brave enough yet to test the waters (pun intended) 😉 when we’re out and about. TGIF because I’m ready to have my better half back!  It’s been… Continue Reading

Seven Months!

Oh, my charming little one. You have stolen my heart! In the past month, you: -Have finally started sitting up able to balance yourself and rather than crashing head first into the ground after a few seconds, you now use your arms when you lose your balance or lean too far, softening the fall and… Continue Reading