Saturday, February 4, 2012
Ellie 3 months
The best part of this past month: she's learned to laugh.
I adore it. At first, she'd laugh maybe once or twice a week.
Now, she's laughing at least once a day, sometimes more.
It always catches me by surprise; she laughs when we least expect it.
Like yesterday, I was buckling her into her carseat and telling Nicholas to come over so I could put his shoes on.
Every time I said "Nicholas!" in that mom-voice (you know), Ellie would laugh.
It's pretty obvious these two are going to have some crazy fun as she gets older...
And she's very ticklish-the back of her neck and just under her chin get a good laugh out of her every time.
Plus, the sleeping through the night? It's heavenly. And because I had Nicholas (who didn't sleep like that until he was 9 months old) I am grateful every single morning I wake up after getting to sleep for a solid 6 hours or so. I know exactly how lucky I am.
She's also started to be pretty snuggley, which we are loving. She's very good about falling asleep on her own if I lay her down with a blanket and her binky, but sometimes when she's tired she just wants to be snuggled a bit before she goes down, and I love to hold her close like that and feel her squishy little body relax against mine.
She is strong. Yesterday she actually sat up unassisted for a good two minutes--with just a little help balancing. We can't leave her propped up on the couch anymore because she thrusts herself forward and topples over.
I've painted her toenails twice now. I love dressing her up for Sundays in her sweet little dresses and her bracelets.
I think it's safe to say we are loving this girl more every single day. She is perfect.