Thursday, January 26, 2012

Talking Baby

Obviously Adeline must think it's hilarious to watch herself on video.  Here she is watching herself on video on my phone.  My guess is that she's so excited to have finally found someone who speaks her language!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Growing Girl

Like all moms I found myself putting away Adeline's clothes that are too small for her all the while reminiscing over the days when she wore them.  Now I'm a math person so I clearly know that my child is only four months old so "those days" really weren't that long ago.  But she's had a jam-packed four months and has come so far.  Being the petite thing that she is (by the way, weight check today and she's up 9 ounces in 11 days!), I thought I'd just have a few things to pack away, especially since we didn't have many newborn things for her since she spent a month in the hospital.  Oh but I was wrong.  I filled an entire box of clothes that are too small for her - maybe it's a girl thing and having too many clothes??  As I packed away each outfit, I thought of the first time she wore many of her clothes.  I was most sentimental over the clothes she first wore in the hospital, especially since she didn't wear any clothes for weeks.  It was such a big deal for me to finally be able to put her in clothes.  To me that was a sign that we were close to going home.  Looking at those tiny newborn clothes, I couldn't believe that she ever actually fit into them.  And now that she's moving into 6 month clothes, it seems like just yesterday that I was looking at them thinking she'd never grow into them.  I'm sure this is one of countless mommy sentimental moments.

I know every mother says it, but I still can't believe she's growing so quickly and becoming her own little person.  Just today Andrew peeked in on her while she was napping and made that comment that she's getting so big.  Adeline has such a fun personality and is a very easy baby (minus the rough nights we've had lately).  In just the past week she is grabbing EVERYTHING - my glass, hair, phone, any toy in front of her, you name it.  Quite a few times she's managed to smack herself in the face with a toy, but I'm not so sure that's something to brag about :)  She's become a professional bubble blower and is making all kinds of new noises.  And just like her mama, she's nosey and doesn't want to miss a thing.  Before I know it, she's going to be chasing Cooper around the house!

And for the record, I hate reflux, but that's all I need to say about that.

Chillin in her high chair - no food yet - just playing with toys

She LOVES to shake this ball

Pulling the sunglasses back out, but she didn't want to keep them on!

Not sure what this looks means...

We were playing dress up with her bow

And the tongue...always out

Friday, January 6, 2012

4 Months and Double Digits

It's hard to believe that Adeline is four months old!  It's so exciting to watch her learn new things and explore the world around her, but at the same time I keep telling her to slow down.  She may be a tiny little thing, but she is getting so big!  Adeline has finally hit double digits - at her appointment yesterday she was 10 lb 4 oz!  That would put her in the 1st percentile on the growth chart.  I was just excited that she was actually on the chart because I was worried she wouldn't be.  Some days I worry about her weight, but her pediatrician reassured me that she's very healthy and not to worry - she's just petite :)

Here are some things Adeline's up to at 4 months...
- she loves sitting in her bumbo and playing with toys
- everything goes straight to her mouth
- she has given us a few giggles, but she's pretty stingy on them compared to how readily she gives out smiles
- she'll roll from her tummy to back
- she'll roll to her side when trying to reach a toy she wants
- stares at Cooper all the time (I think they're both trying to figure out what the other one is)
- is very observant
- "talks" to us and gets upset if we don't understand her
- started going to story time at the library this week and so far I think she likes it

She's the best thing to happen to us!

And of course, lots of pictures...

Love that smile :)

With her new dog that she got from Santa

Can't help but laugh at this one.  It was a little cold so we brought the hat back!

Having a little cuddle time with Cooper

Sharing secrets maybe?

Petting Cooper's ear

Checking out her new doll - almost as big as she is!