Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Lovely Little Lady
This is one of my most favorite Rosalie pictures ever. Taken by her loving daddy.
That's what her Auntie Jessica calls her from time to time (and I love it). Our little love is THREE months old now! If time flew any faster it would get pulled over for a major speeding ticket and possibly arrested, that's all there is to it.
Life with a three-month old is great-- we're definitely past that newborn stage and have found a routine that works. And while Rosalie has her moments, as all babies do, I can't complain because she really is a happy little baby. I'm simply in love with her. We all are!
Rosalie is quite the little chunk, with rolls and dimples all over in just the right adorable places. She weighs 13 pounds now, which is more than double her birth weight. However, she's not a long baby, so people are always surprised at how heavy she feels when they pick her up. She's solid. :)
We've dicovered so much about her personality and her likes and dislikes. One thing I quickly learned about her is that she is NOT a "floor baby". She hates to lay on a blanket on the floor for any length of time and gets quite frustrated if you leave her there. No, she'd MUCH rather be up and standing! Thus, we introduced her to the walker! Of course, she doesn't GO anywhere in it yet, and her teensy feet barely touch the ground, but she simply loves it. It keeps her happy and entertained.
we've also discovered that this is her favorite toy. She doesn't actually play with it yet, but she'll coo and talk to it in the cutest way.
Our little girl is quite the people person. As long as someone is in the room with her, able to be seen and heard, she's fine. And if you talk to her, really give her your full attention, she'll reward you with the most adorable coos, goos, and baby squeals and smiles.
We've also found out that she loves blankies-- especially one in particular, a little fuzzy bear blanket.
Annabelle was a blankie girl too (STILL is, actually), so it's neat to see this trait in Rosalie. She can be fussing and restless, but she'll calm right down as soon as I put her blankie up to her cheek. She grabs a handful of it in her fist and holds on tight until she's fast asleep.
I am quite happy and thankful to report that she is sleeping through the night, going to bed at about 10:30 or 11 and making not a peep until around 7 in the morning. Hallelujah!! :) She's a napper too, wanting to take at least two good three-hour naps in a day. My child loves to sleep... don't hate me.
When it's time for her to go down, I put her in her swing to get her asleep. She adores her swing and falls asleep almost instantly if she's tired.
Are not baby feet the cutest things ever??
Have you all heard of the Bumbo? No? Well, if you have a baby, GO GET ONE. Seriously, they are amazing. It's almost like having an extra pair of hands. I put Rosalie in it and set it up on the kitchen counter while I'm making lunch and dinner so she can watch me; I set it on the bathroom counter while I get ready in the morning; we set it on the kitchen table while we eat. Rosalie loves it, because she can see everything and feels like she's right there with us. We heart our bumbo!!
So that is our three-month old, who is daily a joy and a blessing to us. I'm squeezing every drop of joy out of her babyhood that I can, because I have a feeling that one day I'll turn around and she'll be a year old, toddling around like a big girl. *sniff*
Just look at that face. I can't even pick her up or look at her without smooching all over her yummy cheeks and rubbing her soft fuzzy head.
Don't worry, I haven't forgotten about my other lovely daughters. I plan on giving them their own special posts soon too :)