|Yeah, photo shoot in her PJs. So glamorous.|
Aliases: Millie, Mills, Nugs, Snugs. If you had the chance to hold her in real life, you would understand how fitting 'Snugs' is. She's so snuggly!!
Stats: Due to our monthly appointments being almost an entire month behind (that is, her four-month checkup (our next appt) will be only a few days before she turns five months old), I bet I'm never going to have good data for this section. Unless we get a scale for our house, which is also never going to happen. But last month my guess ended up being pretty good, so I'll take another stab. I'd guess her weight is around 14.5 pounds (she was 13 lb 9 oz on 10/20) and height is probably still 23 inches.
She wears 0-3 and 3-6 months clothes and a size 2 in disposable diapers. Her feet don't seem to grow much- she's been wearing the same moccasins for about two months and they're still the only shoes she has that fit her! But since they are so fabulous, I'm not anxious for her to outgrow them. Although I do have more moccs in the next size up. Obviously.
|Why yes, I do pull my pants up to my armpits. I'm an 80-year-old man in a 3-month-old's body!|
-drinks five 6-ounce bottles per day, generally every 3-4 hours
-sleeps 10-11 hours at night; normally going down to sleep between 8 and 9 p.m. and waking up between 7-9 a.m.
-bathes every other night, but WOULD bathe 28 times per day if that were an option
-takes 2 or 3 'good' naps per day (1.5 hours+) and a handful of catnaps (45 min or less)
Likes: Taking baths is her primary interest and passion in life, followed closely by being blow dried. She also likes eating, being held, listening to music, and looking at a few of her toys (but not all). She is madly in love with the monkey toy that hangs over her changing table. Going outside is almost always a win, unless she hates it.
|Do I want to go play outside?? I don't know- why don't you take me and we'll both find out!|
Undecided about: Sitting up in the Bumbo, diaper changes, going to restaurants (lots of pretty lights and loud noise is great, but she has to sit in the hated car seat...), Mommy returning to work and therefore waking her up before she feels like getting up, cold weather
Special skills: Eyelash growth. Strategically ruining outfits with slobber, spit up, or diaper malfunctions. Melting her parents' hearts with adorable smiles and happy babbling.
I'm already out of sappy things to say about her. I just can't believe I get to be her mommy. Every day is the best day of my life, and I know that sounds ridiculous, but it's true. I'm constantly overwhelmed by how incredibly worth it she is. Every negative pregnancy test, every pillow sopping wet with tears, every prayer that felt unanswered, every miserable Mother's Day, every dollar wasted on doctors and surgeries, every tear, every tear, every tear. Every tear was worth it. If you asked me to describe the years 2009-2014 in one word, it could probably be tears, because that's often what I remember most.
And every tear was worth it.