How has 4 months passed so quickly!?! I feel like it really has gone by fast, and that is likely because I am busier than ever. Have I enjoyed the moments enough? Have I taken the time to spend with you individually? I fear often that I do not slow down often enough to just be with you.
You are such a sweet, generally mellow baby. You tolerate being in your swing or the bumbo or in Corbin's crib staring at his mobile for long periods of time, and you are content. In fact, with the mobile, you squeal happily!
You are a pretty decent traveler, even at this young age. We took a weekend trip to Birmingham and you did great, both in the car and in our crazy adventures! Plus you had no problem sleeping through the night in spite of a room shared with loud siblings and even louder adults!
Your smile is still contagious, and we all love to hear you laugh. You have a very ticklish tummy, and give the most adorable tickles when I tickle you. You are making lots of happy sounds these days, and it appears as though you are trying to sing along when we sing directly to you... You love to be sung to. You are definitely intense and observant, and you appear to listen intently to people who talk to (or around) you. You are starting to enjoy putting things in your mouth and love chewing on my hands if you manage to get them into your mouth.
You have complete control over your head and neck, and your leg muscles are very strong. You stand in my lap all the time (with support, of course). You sit well in the bumbo and also hang out in the Johnny jumper thing (though you haven't quite realized its awesomeness for jumping yet ;)).
There are many moments I do want time to slow down so you won't grow up so fast. Before I know it, you'll be starting Kindergarten, just as your sister is about to do. I love our alone time, Katherine. It is not frequent -- how could it be? But we do get some snippets here and there. Especially at night when I feed you in the glider and hold you for a few moments before laying you down to sleep. I cherish those moments of feeling your little body on mine. I cherish the feeling of those little hands grabbing my hair (eve though it hurts when you pull) and those happy eyes staring up at me from the changing table.
I will enjoy the moments ahead too. There will be days when you will make me laugh. But I want so very much to really enjoy these moments too. These moments where I can walk you to sleep on my shoulder for naps. These moments where you are learning so much and growing so fast. I love you, my precious Katherine. Thank you for being the amazing baby you are. You really are our perfect #3!
This Owl - I'm not really sure what this is called, but it is *the coolest*. Whoever invented these things was pure genius. So, as many parents have probably learn...
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