Monday, July 2, 2012

Three Months

Dear Annelise,

Three months, my darling, three months have past since you have been born and you continually bring me so much joy.  I can't believe how interactive you have become this month.  You have turned into such a chatty kathy.  You are almost always babbling or cooing, and your newest favorite discovery is gargling.  You have even started to shriek a little bit.  Heaven help us when you discover the ability to scream.  I know that it's not too far away.

You got to meet your Uncle Eric, Aunt Jessica, and cousin Wesley this month.  They were so excited to meet you, and you loved to hang out with them.  We spent the week that they were here going to different fun places around town.  We all can't wait until next year, when you are one, to take you back to some of the places.

Daddy and I took you to a Joe Nichols (country) concert at Old Settler's Days.  It was a little bit loud for you, but you loved to look at the stage and watch the lights.  I catch you watching tv a lot and I think that you like all of the light and colors.

My favorite thing that you have done this past month is laugh!  Such a beautiful sound to my ears!!  It's more of a giggle and it's very short, but I will constantly make a fool out of myself to try and get you to giggle.  I can't get enough of it.  It's amazing how that one little thing can melt my heart so much!

I usually find you like this, with your pointer finger shoved into the side of your mouth.  I keep telling you that I'm going to look at you one day and see that you've chomped a finger off with how much you chew on them.  You've also managed to finally figure out how to suck your thumb.  For the longest time you tried, but you couldn't figure out how to pull your thumb away from your fist.  You got it one night while Daddy was trying to rock you to sleep.  You usually have your right hand in your mouth, so I'm wondering if you are going to be right handed.

Daddy has found that he can hold you in his arm and sing to you and you fall asleep pretty quickly.  He only sings one song to you, but you love it.  And it melts my heart to hear him sing to you.

I really haven't had to worry about supporting your head at all.  I can set you on my hip and hold you there as long as I support your back and you are happy as a clam.  You love to be able to sit up and look around.  You are a very observant baby.  You continue to love sitting in your Bumbo seat.  You also continue to like to stand up on your feet.

You still are not a fan of tummy time.  In fact, most days, you tolerate it for even less time than you used to.  You just do not like not being able to see much.  You try to roll, and you can scoot some, but that's not good enough for you.

Sometimes, if you are being fed from a bottle, you'll hold it for a few seconds.  You put your hands up around it, but I'm not sure if you are just trying to get them closer to your mouth, or if you really understand how to hold your bottle.

I almost don't even want to talk about your sleep because I don't want to jinx it.  You've been giving me pretty long stretches at night, and even slept eight hours one night!  I know not to celebrate too much because you still have a lot of growth spurts to go through.

I love you so much, little lady!

Love you forever,

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