Tuesday, March 24, 2009

baby baby

This shot is mainly for the grandmothers. Honestly, the chub is more evident in person, but this at least gives you an idea. She weighs 8 kilos now, wow. Note the crossed feet ...
And crossed here, too. I accused V of taking off the baby's socks twice last week before I realized the baby was doing it herself. She just crosses her feet and wiggles. She's doing all kinds of bigger baby things now -- kicking, swinging her arms, laughing, grabbing things, trying to put things in her mouth.

And sucking her thumb! I know a lot of moms freak out about this, but I think it's so cute. Especially when they're small -- her hand covers half her face and sometimes she pokes herself in the eye, but she still does it! M was the same way -- both kids sucked their thumbs once or twice right after birth, but then weren't able to do it as they lost some of that in-vitro coordination. Then they picked it up again around 4 months. E is on a bit of a nursing strike right now. She's still eating, but not very often and cries and turns her head away at the breast, all that kind of stuff. Not sure what's causing it, but I have lots of ideas: she's so excited about finding her thumb again that she prefers it right now, she's ready to eat some real food not all this milk stuff mom!, she's more interested in moving and such and has no time for nursing, her teeth hurt since she's constantly teething. Ah, who knows, but it seems to be getting better. At least I know she's not going to waste away (see top of this post).


Susan said...

She is so gorgeous. I remember another baby just that chubby. Amazing that she grew up to be such a svelte thing.

Naomi S. Adams said...

Cutie. And happy birthday to MOM!!!!! :)