Monday, June 29, 2009

month 4 recap

Wilhelmina Grace is 21 weeks old. A I sit here on the glider gliding and typing (one-handed) she's sleeping peacefully on my lap. It's hard for me to believe she's already 5 months old. It's true what they all say, that time flies with a babe and before you know it their poopies will stink and they'll be borrowing you jewelry. I think that our choice to have me home with her (S.A.H.M.) has turned this whole parenting thing into an alternate-reality kind of experience. I'm totally immersed in her world. Baby bubble. Poppy lives here with us, but he somehow manages to make it to work every weekday for 9 or so hours.

Mina's personality is showing more every day. I know she's not the Dalai Lama (because the parenting book on the back of our toilet has a checklist in it) but she has this amazing depth and peace to her. When she's not fussing. A few people have commented on her peaceful vibe, her calm joy. This is when she's not crying, mind you. She's a normal, healthy baby who is getting used to a growing body - so she cries sometimes. Luckily the happy smiling laughing peaceful times are more frequent than the crying times.

week 17
At her 4 month Well Baby visit Mina weighed 16.5 lbs (95th %), height 25 inches (75th %) and head size 42 cm (75th %). All is well. Healthy baby!

week 18
Poppy left for 4 days on a business trip. Mommy & Mina socialized with friends and went to the zoo. Mina laughed a lot and started making some cute pterodactyl-like noises of joy. Quite screechy and silly. She wants to stand a lot, supported of course.

week 19
Mina rolls over more often and really seems to enjoy being on her tummy. We all went on our first family road trip vacation to Cambria for a long weekend to celebrate our 1st anniversary. We stayed in a quaint cottage, took nature beach walks, saw sea lions, visited fairy gardens, went to Harmony, tasted wine in Paso Robles and renewed our vows on Summer Solstice while also celebrating Father's day.

week 20
So much in one week! Mina likes to scoot around on her belly, sort of worm crawling - pushing with her legs but not using her arms. It's adorable. She's found her feet and toes and assumes Happy Baby yoga position often. Usually during diaper changes. She's officially teething and has started making raspberry noises while blowing bubbles with all the extra saliva. She wants to either stand or sit upright, with our help. Mina is in a rush to stand up and sit up. She loves book time with Poppy and has started to help hold her board books and even helps turn the pages. One evening she reached over to grab for her books on the nightstand when it was time to read! I hope we are raising a bookworm. :)

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