Hello again...you may remember (if you don't that's ok, just look back on my first post) in my last post I eluded to lessons yet to be learned...well here are a few more "lessons" that I have learned along the 5 and a half month journey.
Lesson 1-No matter how bad the crying seems in the early days, it gets MUCH worse. Mommy and I were bathing her one night and she started to get fussy. No big deal we thought, we'd heard her cry before and seemed to be somewhat immune to it. WRONG. She let out a scream that I swear broke a few of the neighbors windows. Mommy and I looked at each other and said, "well...this is new!" From that point on the cries have had meaning. They now have true emotion and a little of her soul thrown in just to let us know she means business!
Lesson 2-She has learned to roll over, both ways, so laying her down for bed is no easy task anymore. She seems to prefer to sleep on her stomach so no matter how you put her down, side, back, some combination in between...she will almost immediately roll to her stomach. For some reason if she is not "ready for sleep" she will get mad after she rolls over. I try to tell her SHE is the one who got that way...but she doesn't want to hear that.
Lesson 3-Probably the most important lesson I've learned so far...she is just so darn ADORABLE!!!!! Everyday she changes just a little, maybe only mommy and I can see it, but it's there. She's starting to really recognize people and things and even reaches for things now. She loves the doggies and laughs when they come near. OH yeah she's trying out a new laugh. At first we thought it was a cough and even had daycare keep an eye out for it, but after I picked her up and was on the way home I started to realize maybe it wasn't a cough after all. I came home and did a little experiment and sure enough it's a laugh...or her version of one. (I will try to get a video of it in the next day or so).
Well I've probably already gone over my word limit (self imposed so you don't get bored and nod off) so I will just complete it with a few recent pictures ...(since you and I both know that's what you really want to see *wink*). Check out these funny faces!