Has it really been 3 months?!? Yes, and I'll take it. Alice is getting cuter by the day, and a bit more manageable as well. She takes a few naps each day, usually for at least an hour, so I get some work in. I wish I knew the secret to sleeping through the night, however. She still wakes up at least once or twice to eat at night. Fortunately she goes back to bed immediately. All we need to do is swaddle her extremely tight (so her arms don't escape), and stick the pacifier in. It works like a charm! Often before napping she'll just lay like that in her crib, nice and calm, for 20 minutes before falling asleep. It's beautiful.
Though we sometimes dress Alice like a monster, I actually now think she's my little dinosaur. Her voice has gone from the adorable "oh, ooh, ooh" to some sort of foreign screeching. The first time Ryan heard a big dinosaur monologue from Alice, he was changing her diaper. I heard him asking Alice if she was feeling okay or if her throat hurt. No, that's just the Modern Alice exploring her upper range in a pterodactyl-like fashion.
One of the most rewarding aspects of being a parent is baby smiles. Ryan and I just look at Alice endearingly and her face explodes with happiness. It sure makes us imperfect people feel loved.
|Look at me! I often enjoy the first few minutes of tummy time now!|
|Sometimes I'll even give my best smiles during tummy time.|
|And, without fail, I also drool. It's one of my favorite activities.|
|I've been practicing using my tongue. It does all sorts of cool things.|
|I'm 3-months old, and basically a super hero, like my shirt shows. (Sorry it turned . . . )|
|Gotta love the run of drool down my arm . . .|
|I love my mommy and she loves me SOOO MUCH!|
|When I get tired during tummy time, I entertain myself with my trusty hand. It's always there for me, even when my pacifier is not.|
|I am a little monster! The cutest one ever.|
And here's a video record of our pterodactyl-monster's ROAR:
And proof of the drool. No joke.
'Til next time.