Penny's 3 Month Birthday
"She leaves me equally frazzled and dazzled."
She was talking about her 4-year-old, but this works quite nicely for my feelings about my cute little Cabbage Patch baby. I am equally frazzled and dazzled by her. ;)
She is a HORRIBLE sleeper, day and night. Then again, nobody is perfect, and if she was a good sleeper she would probably be translated.
When I say horrible sleeper, I mean, like, she's real bad. Like, I am falling asleep nursing in the middle of the night sitting straight up in a rocking chair with my head hanging-all the way forward, or most of the way back. Like, in the morning when my wonderful husband, who wakes up at 6 with Nathan without complaining has to leave for work and comes and wakes me up (by this time Penny is in bed with me and we are sleep-nursing because I can't handle it anymore) I shoot darts at him with my eyes and I am pretty sure I have actually breathed fire a few times. Oh, and her naps? Like 20-25 minutes at a time, and I am just getting to the point where I don't have to actually hold her for each of these power naps.
So, I am tired.
YOU'RE A MOM, DUH. We get it, Brianna.
But she has the biggest and sweetest smile. Her disposition is just so sweet. She melts my heart every time she smiles, and she gives her smiles out so freely.
She is so smart. I know I am her mom and usually mom's think their kids are advanced. But in this case, I promise she really is. She is already able to grab things and bring them to her mouth like toys and her feet. The other day I was nibbling on her toes and when I stopped and moved to the side she grabbed her toes and turned to the side so that her feet were by my mouth again! This girl!
She loves Nathan and he is really starting to love on her. When she is crying (she has decided she should NEVER be put down and cries EVERY time I put her down lately) Nathan will run over to the swing and pat her belly and say, "you ok, Penny, you OK!" And run off and play. It is so. adorable.
She loves being outside and taking walks.
She loves her mama and dada and always smiles when Cameron comes into view. She seems to be saying, "hey, I know that guy!
I have been blessed with children with faces and personalities that draw others to them. When I would go anywhere with Nathan as a baby several people would stop me to just stare at him and talk to him. Penny is the exact same way. I mean, I know they're like the cutest babies in the world...but it's nice to know other people think so too. ;)
Happy 3 month, birthday, Penny Penny. I am so grateful to be your mama.
....even though I have wondered several times if I will survive your infancy ;)