WE SAW A SMILE! Just one and it was fleeting but I’m doing everything I can to elicit more. Tickles, funny noises, blowing bubbles on your belly — I love watching your face get more animated as you get older.
You love love LOVE your big sister and the feeling is mutual. I call her “little mama” because she loves to help with anything related to “my baby sissy.” She even tries to nurse her doll when she sees that I’m nursing you. I love the way you watch her and coo when she holds your hand.
One thing you don’t really love is riding in the car, but Audrey puts your pacifier in when you spit it out and sings songs and that makes a big difference. I hope you two are best buddies in the coming years.
At your last checkup, we found out that you are growing like a beautiful flower — you’re in the 88th percentile for height and weight! But you really don’t look that big to me. My heart breaks a little every time I pick you up, though, because you really aren’t my floppy little newborn. Your neck is getting stronger every day (yay tummy time!) and you’re heavy enough to have my arms aching after carrying you.
You’re still a little snuggle bug, though. I’m working a bit more as I get toward the end of my maternity leave, so I’m always a bit anxious to get back to the computer. But whenI nurse you, I stay an extra 30 minutes or so, just because I love feeling you fall asleep on my chest and shoulder.
You also started taking a bottle this week — just one a day and I’ve only pumped for two days (I really hate it and don’t want to do it on the weekends, so we tested the waters yesterday). You have quite the appetite, Rem-Dog. You won’t settle for anything less than 4 ounces!
Every day is a joy with you. I’m trying not to be anxious about the passage of time. It seems to be flying way way too quickly. I want to soak up every moment with my last baby. Please stay small, love. You are my sunshine.