0.333 Years Old
Anna is now 4 months old. She is loving her jumper, but we have to watch how we hold her now or we’ll get painfully kicked with her new leg muscles. She refuses to stay on her back for too long. When we put her on the ground to play she might stay there a few minutes if we are looking at her but after that: flip.
She really enjoys being on her tummy, unless it prevents her from getting a toy into her mouth or she is trying to sleep. The other day we were playing on the floor with Mrs. Giraffe, her squeaky toy. After enjoying some “face time” (i.e. Anna eating Mrs. Giraffe), Anna rolled over and promptly got frustrated because her hands that were stabalizing her body couldn’t, at the same time and with Anna’s current coordination, deliver Mrs. Giraffe to her mouth. It’s tough being a baby sometimes. She is a side sleeper and quite a mover in bed. We are contemplating buying some bumpers so she will stop getting her legs caught up in the crib slats. Oh our crazy baby.
She is super entertainable nowadays. Funny faces, noises, nibbles, kisses (especially of the raspberry variety) get her laughing uncontrollably. Also moving her, dropping her, bouncing her, or just letting her stand makes her the happiest girl we know. She follows us with her eyes constantly. She will roll over for the sole purpose of keeping us in eyesight.
Her main role in the house these days is to keep us doing laundry. Spit-up is all we know right now, it is kind of insane. But she is cute [and the hospital says they have a no-returns policy] so we keep her around, and continue to give her kisses, even though you never know what you might get in return.
The most important lesson learned as fall weather descends: footie pajamas make our baby even cuter. We didn’t think it was possible, but here is the proof.