This month was so much fun.
No sickness/hospital worries, my anxiety and fear levels are way down, and you are really developing a personality!
You cry more now. It had been held at bay for a while with minimal complaining, then one day your brother accidently bonked your head and man did you learn how to cry. Now you have no problem doing it.
You are still more content and calm then anything else though, at least with mama. You know the hand that feeds you.
You drool and blow spit bubbles, a lot!
You have found your voice and talk, squeal, screech, sing, complain, yell, cry and coo – oh my goodness its all adorable.
You are a sensitive little thing and get startled/scared easily.
Three favorite memories of that:
- I had a mud mask on and you didn’t know who I was until I started talking and then you acted like everything was wrong in the world.
- One of daddy’s friends has a beard and brown hair like him. You were looking at him all lovingly and then you heard daddy talk and realized that the one you had been staring at wasn’t him. You lost it.
- You were talking to yourself one morning and I walked in the room (with a towel on my head) and startled you and you about jumped out of your skin.
You are crazy about your daddy and brother, mostly just to stare at them though. You have ga ga eyes whenever you hear their voices.
You love your mama and your whole body shrivels up when you see me and you grin from ear to ear, especially when you are hungry.
You have no schedule, just sort of a routine and I’ve learned you really well.
You still sleep in the rock n play, but I’ve moved you from beside my bed. No offense.
You still wake up about once a night to eat. Speaking of eating… an update from our feeding post this time around. I never pump anymore. Well except for days you are at Ms. Shelby’s house. A friend came over and I saw how easy it was for her to nurse even if it meant more often, and I was stressing a little about how many ounces I would pump. I just let you nurse one day for all your feedings and we’ve been doing it every since. I love it. I don’t even like pumping now. Funny how things change and you just have to learn to trust your body.
You grab onto toys and have very strong neck, leg, and torso control. You haven’t rolled over yet, but you sure do try!
Haddon really, really loves you now. He never wants us to leave you and always makes sure you are coming with us.
I have so much fun playing dress up with you and having girl talk.
I love you my sweet Verity Belle.