This week we made a few great discoveries.
Uhhh, yeah. Fingers. They are amazing. I mean, she's seen them before, but sometime this week she started noticing that if they happened to land in her mouth, she can suck and bite on them which is extremely pleasurable. For us both- because it means that she has a tool to help calm herself down when we're in the car and I can't help fetch a lost paci! I've been trying to help her 'find' her fingers for a few weeks now, constantly putting them up next to her face (and/or just shoving them in her mouth, ha)...and finally it is sinking in and paying off!! One day I will probably totally regret this when we can't get her to stop sucking her thumb/fingers and she needs a trillion dollars worth of orthodontic work, but that day is not today. Today we applaud the adorable discovery of fingers! Plus, how cute is she sneaking them up out of her swaddle?? Such a little Houdini.
2. These amazing glasses.
I was going for something more subtle and mature...pretty sure I nailed it.
Just kidding. I was helping my MIL pick out frames for herself, but I just couldn't not put these on. Also, they were quite a steal- I think only $350 or so...before you pay for the lenses! So basically, I should get them in every color.
3. Babies love Couch to 5k too!
Since my gym membership isn't getting much action these days (as in, I've been once since August 5...), I decided to just start running again. Bleh. I could go to the gym in the evenings after Matt gets home, but like...I just don't feel like leaving and driving all the way to and from Athens just for that. No thanks. I'll just run here. I started back at the beginning of Couch to 5k just because it was easiest. Ha. I can definitely run more than that, but whatever. It'll make me feel good to have a couple weeks of 'easy' running. Plus, now I'm doing it with a stroller, so that's an added challenge (and an added bonus- places to put my phone and water, yay!). So if it works out during the day for us to go downtown and run, I run with Millie. If it doesn't, I'll run alone when Matt gets home. I much prefer running downtown because it's flat and there are shaded sidewalks- around my neighborhood it is hilly, sunny, and no sidewalks. Let's not make running any more miserable than it already is.
Anyway, this is Millie after today's run. She evidently finds running to be much more relaxing than I do.
4. There's life on the outside.
The outside of my sister's womb, that is. That's right, folks: after approximately 812 weeks of gestation, my niece
was forcibly evicted decided to exit the premises and try out life on the outside! Laney Marie was born yesterday, October 9, and is beautiful and surprisingly petite. If you think 9 pounds, 6.7 ounces is not 'petite,' then obviously you haven't heard that this baby's daddy (Sarah's husband, for the record) weighed over 13 pounds when he was born. So Sarah (at 9 days overdue) had plenty of reasons to fear.
Personally, I think she looks just like her cousin Camilla in the picture above! I am so excited and happy for Sarah and Mark and for us, too- Millie has girl cousins on both side of the family within 2 months of her age!
5. This cute baby in this cute fox dress.
So maybe this is a stretch...but I did discover this dress on the clearance rack at Target, so I think it counts. I took this picture Sunday and I personally think it is the cutest (if blurriest) picture on earth, so...it's the perfect note to end on. Happy weekend from Adorable Fox Dress Baby and me!