At four months old you are super involved in the day to day happenings of our household.
You make a point to make eye contact while you are speaking – which is a lot of the time. When you are well rested and fed you have lots of happy conversational cooing as well as pterodactyl like yelling (at least that’s what we call it) especially when Emily and Nathan are also talking. When any of us walk over to you and say hello your whole body lights up and you smile big and return with squeals and talking. When you need a diaper change or a nap you stare me down and make frustrated noises that escalate to yells until I come and get you, and then you give some happy, satisfied noises.
Laura you discovered your hands recently and I love watching you watch them. You might be super tired and trying to go to sleep or lying in the sun and all of sudden your hand comes into your line of vision and you will just stare at it.
You love music and us singing to you. You light up and “sing along”.
Sleeping is become a little more predictable. You wake up every 3-4 to eat during the night. During the day you still let us know you are tired by talking that escalates to crying if I don’t put you down. You prefer to be held to sleep and then set down, and can take a couple of tries to set you down. We’ve been trying to have you fall asleep on your own which works probably once a day IF you aren’t overtired. Probably half the week you are taking a nap in the stroller. Twice now you’ve fallen asleep back there by sucking on your hand when I’ve forgotten the pacifier. I’m hoping this trend continues.
We’ve switched you into cloth diapers and they mostly fit.
Laughing is your superpower. Your giggles started appearing a few weeks ago every time we changed your clothes. You are so ticklish that even lifting your foot to your nose had you cracking up. Now you also laugh at our jokes or if something silly is happening. Everyone runs to crowd around and laugh with you.
On the flip side you still have a good amount of crying stamina. If you are overtired it takes a long time to get you settled down to fall asleep.
You like the soft dog that is pictured. When dad holds it up to you, you run your hand along the soft fur and talk and talk and talk and talk to it.
We’ve started doing official tummy time occasionally because you enjoy it. You hold your neck all the way up and look at us with big smiles and then tell us all about. When you are on your back you are starting to roll to the side but you haven’t ever turned all the way over.
We love you Laura!
Looking at Nathan.
Looking at Emily.
Emily kindly took some pictures of you, Nathan, and I together.
I love the bond that you and Nathan share.
A silly girls and dogs picture.