But before this moment speeds away too, let me give you a quick update on our little girl! I feel like she has started to morph from newborn to baby this month, and it's been so.much.fun. She's giving us lots more smiles now!
She loves to watch her brother bounce around the room. I can't wait until she starts giggling :). She is also quite the little talker! We had a whole 5 minute conversation the other day. It was very reminiscent of Dory trying to speak whale, and I loved every second of it :)
Physically, she is growing out of control! Like we are in 9 month clothes now. 9 month!! Her hair is getting longer, and those roots are pretty blonde. Speaking of hair, I've started putting bows in it and I can't.handle.the.CUTENESS!
She can hold her head up for quite a long time when resting on her tummy. But, she doesn't stay happy on her tummy for long. She'd much rather be laying on her back, grinning at the ceiling fan. Is it wrong that I'm a little jealous of an inanimate object? The smiles she wastes on that fan, it's really not fair :).
She's still sleeping with us at night, and napping in the swing or on the go during the day. We are trying to work on more of a sleep routine now, since we've been having some issues at night. The habit she's developed this month that I'm not a huge fan of? Screaming for at least an hour before bed almost every night. Talk about a rough way to end the day! Everything that I've read says it's pretty common, and can be caused by the fact that she's not getting enough sleep during the day. So, we are working on more scheduled naps. Starting with trying to get her nursery into sleep ready mode!
Wait, you didn't know the nursery STILL wasn't finished?! Yea. It's been hovering at about 80% for the last month. But since she's been sleeping with us, we weren't in a huge hurry. This coming from the girl who almost had a panic attack at 7 months pregnant with Gage when the nursery wasn't complete. Somebody has definitely mellowed out ;P We've been busy putting some final touches on the nursery this weekend (like a mattress and bedding). Can't wait to show you the final product!
She's become more of a fan of her car seat this month. She loves to bat at the toys strung across the front of it. Just yesterday I caught her trying to pull the lion into her mouth :). And she's been drooling and chewing on her fist a lot. Wonder if teeth are on the way already? Oh, speaking of her mouth, baby girl has become a spitter, just like her brother was! There are burp cloths all over the house now, and I constantly smell like sour milk :).
That's our Persephone! She's amazing, adorable and I just wanna squishthosecheeksallday!!