So, here’s where we were about three months ago at her two-month birthday. Still a little awkward sack of flour. Somewhat posable, but mainly she’d just lay there as you put inanimate objects near her like her dog named Dog. Like this photo, she’s near crying which is what she did for the entire two to three months. This happened to be one fraction of a second where she paused to catch her breath. Moments later, it was Elle’s bells and a bucket of tears.
Now, our little girl’s all growin’s up. She dwarfs Dog and, not only that, she’s tried to eat him whole. Seems he’s met his match in little Ellison.
Check out the chub on them feet. Man, my lovely wife is a sharp dresser…of herself and others. Girls are cool because they get up all nice and pretty.
- Rolling over is coming easier. Still not fully there. She’s sleeping on her side, can do a push-up. We have her doing 50 push-ups a morning, but we allow for her to do them with her knees down like all the girlies do push-ups.
- Her language is developing nicely. Swore I heard her say “hi” through the monitor last night. Working on “Da-da” and “Ma-ma.” Hard to talk with a hand in your mouth though.
- She laughs now. It’s freaking awesome. Can’t imagine we’d go from cry-pocolypse to laughter that quickly. Usually occurs when you blow fart noises into her belly. That always gets a laugh outta her dad too.
- You can’t get her to stop smiling now. She’s always smiling. Had our bouts with “strangers” where she’d see family members, but it wasn’t bridging over in her memory and she’s burst out crying, but might be over that. That was a weird period. Not a lotta crying, but a whole lotta smiling.
- Typical night of sleep at this point is she’s goes down at 7:30pm and wakes up at 4:00am. If you’re counting at home, that’s a solid 8.5 hours. Unbelievable. Still gets up periodically in the middle of the night. Some nights this month she was up every hour. But typical night is 8.5 hours.
- Experienced our first snow this week when I took her out in the snowfall. Seemed to like it. That’s a good sign for having a skiing partner.
- Seems any “colic” symptoms have now completely subsided. Thank God.