Well, it’s official. Lately, or, “baby” (as she’s become known around our house) is growing up too fast. She’s only 4 months old and the child is on the move. She rolls all over the place and is (no joke) starting to try to push herself forward using her knees and toes when she’s on her belly. I can only assume this is a precursor to crawling. Knox skipped that whole phase, so I can’t be sure, but it sure seems like she’s working pretty hard to get that little body moving. When she’s not on the floor playing, she like to be propped up on her little wobbly feet, one of which turns under but that’s not stopping her from wanting to be standing up and bearing all of her weight on those chubby chunky legs of hers. This baby is ready to sit, too. She refuses to recline against a surface behind her. If you try to sit her in a seat or on a couch, she struggles the entire time to lift her head and chest to a sitting position (even in her car seat!). She must have some crazy abs beneath all that flubber. She can actually balance pretty well if you position her to sit, though she leans all the way forward since she can’t hold her head and chest up just yet. I’m really wishing she would just continue being immobile for much much longer. I’m just not ready for all that goes with having a baby who can get around on her own.
She has also entered the GRAB! phase. She wants everything she sees in her tiny fist. She’s just started to be able to hold on to ring toys and loves her other grasping toys. She wants every glass of water I ever hold and loves to try to take the cup away from me when I’m rinsing her in the bath. She’s starting to eye Knox’s little toys & he’s not taking too kindly to that so far. Her grasp is so strong, though, that he actually has a lot of trouble snatching things from my feisty little gal.
Her little personality is perky and precious. She has little hyper periods of time when her top lip pokes out and she makes the cutest little coos and squeaks. Her laughs are reserved for those who work to earn them, but she gives her bubbly smiles away all day long. She seems to like everyone she meets and doesn’t mind being doted on by new people who want to give me a break and hold her for a while, as long as she gets to be a part of the action.
I’m loving watching her develop into a little lady. She loves to be close to me and hates being left out. She still spends a lot of time on my hip, watching my every move with wide-eyed curiosity and wonder. Her face lights up when she wakes up and sees mine and I can’t help but feel the same way.
Slow down, baby girl, I’m enjoying and savoring your isty bitsy days…