It's been a busy month at our house! And again, here we are... One month older.
I'm ready to press pause...
(Just as soon as I'm caught up on all the laundry. Ugh.)
... starting to giggle a lot and it's my favorite thing! She will be stone-faced one second and then laughing hysterically the next, then back to her stone-face. It's the best!
... a snuggle bunny. I thought my other girls loved to snuggle... But this girl is even more cuddly with me. She frequently gives me what I like to call hugs - she'll squeeze around my neck and nuzzle her face in my neck or against my cheek. When she's upset, she'll make her way to my face and as soon as our cheeks are touching, she'll settle right down. Snuggly little thing... I love it.
... the biggest fan of bedtime. She's like clockwork, wanting to go to bed around the same time every night. She'll fuss a bit, but the second I start our bedtime routine, she's all smiles. Her favorite thing is to be swaddled soooo tight! And yet somehow, every night she sneaks her little arms out and sleeps with her hands covering her face somehow.
... a little chatterbox. She's started talking and singing and cheeping like a little bird to me and her sisters all day everyday. I love her little sounds!
... so strong. She already loves to be in a sitting position - she wants to be up and seeing the world with her sisters. She loves rolling to her side (though she hasn't quite rolled all the way over yet... she's got a lot of rolls to flip over! It's hard!) And she scoots on her back! She kicks her legs back and forth, up and down to twist a different direction or scoot from one end of her playmat to the other... I swear she's too young to not stay in the exact place I set her down in, and yet I find her 5 minutes later a a couple feet away or flipped around!
We love this girl.
Afton has started showing a real interest in helping with Phoebe - wanting to hold her, help pick out her clothes and singing to her or talking to her. One day, I was dealing with a mess Goldie had made, and Phoebe was crying and I heard Afton go to her and start talking to her saying the sweetest things. In her sweetest big girl voice, Afton said things like, "I know, Pheebs. Mom will be right back. You don't need to be sad, everyone loves you - even Heavenly Father! Its ok Phoebe, mom isn't neglecting you..." I think I laughed and then cried and then laughed some more.
And Goldie constantly asks me to wash her hands so she can hold Phoebe. "Me wash mine hands so me hold Baby Pheeeeeebeeeee!" It's the cutest thing.
Oh these sisters! They have my heart!