Yesterday was your 4 month birthday.
Everyday we find you more delicious and delightful, just like all the Raisin Nut Bran I consumed while pregnant with you. One night, recently, as I lay in bed trying to get back to sleep after you woke me up for the third/fourth/fifth time (side note: PLEASE! SLEEP!), I realized that I needed to carefully document your adorably chubby little shape as it is right now, since it changes (i.e. gets chubbier) each week. Thus, here is some of your adorableness captured on film.
And, for the record, Eye Color Watch 2009 reveals that they are still blue, with green/hazel centers. Like mine, only a darker shade.
Baby, you are beginning to show your personality and it’s fantastic to see your sense of humor develop. You LOL at the world around you and one might even say you ROFL, except you haven’t quite mastered the rolling thing yet. Anyway, you are such a happy little thing, easily amused by me and Daddy. And we are easily amused by you. You have some quirks that never fail to crack me up. These quirks include things like licking the side of your Baby Bjorn and Ergo carriers like they're an ice cream cone (mmm…100% cotton is so rich and creamy!), flinging one of your legs up to my shoulder every time you are breastfeeding, and quietly scratching the sheet around you with a little “scritch, scritch, scritch” sound in the middle of the night. I look forward to all the other ways you’ll make us laugh in the months and years to come.
Bella, you love your daddy so very, very much. You light up every time you see him and never fail to give him tons of smiles and laughter. I, on the other hand, don’t get quite the same exuberant reaction from you. Perhaps it’s because you see me all the livelong day and I get boring after a while. So Daddy gets your happiness in a concentrated dose, while I get spurts of it throughout the day. And that’s OK. It’s nice to see you so happy to be around him. Oh, and when he lifted you above his head and you spit up in his mouth today? That was nice, too.
Love you, my darling baby girl,