Me and my girl, a couple of weeks back
Anyway, Aurelia is now 3 months old! Actually a little older than that, but closer to 3 months than 4 months. She's just amazing. And she loves her mommy! Daddy too, but mommy is the BEST. If I hand her over to anyone else (besides daddy), within about 30 seconds she starts crying. As soon as I take her back, silence. Now some people might find this annoying, but I have to admit I find it awfully gratifying! I know she won't always like me more than anyone else in the world, but for now I'll take it!
Ah, mom...so comfortable...
Dad's not too shabby, either!
And it is just the best when her face lights up when she sees me first thing in the morning. I wish I could bottle that joy and save it for later! She's just so expressive all the time now - it's awesome. Newborns are cute and all, but I'm so happy she's in a more interactive stage!
Well hello there!
"I'm so happy I can't keep my arm still!"
I don't know why I like this picture but it cracks me up every time I look at it!
So let's see, what fun stuff has she been up to, other than smiling a lot? Right now it's her attempt to roll over. She hasn't gotten the hang of it yet, but she's definitely trying. She can almost get to her belly, but doesn't know how to get her arm out of the way yet. Dashiell hit that milestone extra early and was rolling 360 by this time, but I swear she's not far behind! I think she just needs to work on her arm strength - she's always had pretty good head control, and she has wicked strong legs, but we need to work on that tummy time to get her arms nice and toned. ;)
Give me a break, mom! I'm working on it!
She's sleeping pretty well and is starting to get into a little sleep-eat-play-sleep routine, which is nice. She still goes to bed way too late (9 if we're lucky, 9:30 or later if we're not), but when we try to put her down earlier she usually wakes up 30 minutes later wanting to play. But we keep trying! She usually wakes up once at around 3 or 4 am to eat, then goes back to sleep until 8-ish. She's still in a small pack-n-play/bassinet in our bedroom, but I'm hoping to move her to her own room soon. The problem is that it is way too convenient to be able to pick her up when she's right next to me, feed her in bed, and put her right back into her PnP. Also, on the nights Rick is home he changes her during those late-night feeding sessions, and if I was nursing her in her own room I wouldn't be able to reach over to smack him awake when she was done eating! I like to share the joy of waking up at 4 am. ;)
And who am I kidding? Her room is still unfinished! I'd like to think that now that we're out of the newborn phase and I'm coming back to the land of the living I'll have more time to finish hanging her curtains and putting art on the walls (it would also be nice to buy a real dresser for her, and not just keep all of her clothes in cloth bins on a bookshelf), but only time will tell! It's almost done. Really.
And can I just mention how much fun I'm having dressing her in cute little girl-clothes now? The first couple of months it was all about convenience and she wore one-piece sleepers constantly. Now I'm discovering all the little dresses and skirts and frilly stuff that we mostly received as gifts - it's so much fun! I mean, just look at this:
It's a little ballerina outfit! Ha!
Alright, it's time to wrap this post up! Next post: pics of both of the kids together! Maybe. If I can get to it. :)