20 weeks? That was such a big number to hit when I was pregnant with you…it was halfway (ha! not in your case) through our journey to meet you. You had just started to flutter kick me and I had no idea what you would look like, sound like, feel like…
Now you’re 20 weeks old and growing like a weed. When I nurse you, I have to wrap your legs around my side and put a pillow under your head because my arm gets so tired holding it up.
You’re almost standing up in your Exersaucer (you pushed it forward for the first time this week and Daddy and I acted like you’d won a gold medal), still SOCLOSE to rolling back to front and getting better at sitting unsupported for a few seconds before toppling over.
One of the most bittersweet parts about you growing so big is that you’re much less interested in snuggling or staying in one place. I miss when you would tuck your little face into my neck and sleep for hours.
You gave me a nice treat this week when you crashed on my lap, and I let you snooze there for nearly an hour, just reminiscing about how far we’ve come.
You have an uncanny ability to turn off the charm when the camera is around.
We had a fun photo shoot with our friends Emily and Daphne (after an adventure out for lunch — wheeee!). You were smily and giggly all morning until we tried to snap the shots.
Seriously SERIOUS face.
Those are just my behind-the-scenes pictures. Emily has some gorgeous shots on her blog!
You giggle all the time, but when I try and capture it on video, you clam up. So I got sneaky. You love to watch me headbang and flip my hair over you so it just barely brushes your face, so I held the camera almost out of your view and shot this wobbly, sideways proof that you DO love me.
And then we washed it off in the bath, where you would spend all your hours if we let you. You kick, splash and smile. It helps that Daddy pours half a bottle of bubble bath in almost every time, right?
We have also moved you into the front-facing seat of your stroller — no more carseat!
The version that we have is actually safe down to newborn size, since it reclines all the way. But I only felt comfortable with it now, since you’re more than 15 pounds, coming up on 5 months old and able to hold your head up completely. I still have you leaning back quite a bit, but I think you like being able to see things on our nightly and weekend walks!
(Daddy misses seeing you react to things, though…he likes to walk ahead so he can look back at your sweet face.)
Last night, you had your first overnight without me (sniff!) when I went to an out-of-town concert with your Auntie JackieJovi. It was Daddy-Daughter night and morning and from all reports, you guys loved it and didn’t miss me at all!
I love you, Bug.