Why, hello there darling.
“Hi, mom,” says Peanut
“Letting dad give me a comb-over,” says Peanut
Guess how old you are today, Peanut.
“How old am I, mom?” says Peanut
4 months. Sniffle. Sniffle.
“Wow, that’s really old,” says Peanut
“How old are you, mom?” says Peanut
Umm, that’s neither here nor there, Peanut. This is about you, not me.
“Ok, mom,” says Peanut.
Here’s a quick recap of our 4th month together:
- Peanut has become this little person – she’s reaching and grabbing her toys, sticking her hands in her mouth, gurgling up a storm.
- There is lots of giggling going on over here, but no deep-belly-laughter yet.
- Peanut is great at sitting up and standing up with support and she’s even sitting up on her own for about 20-30 seconds at a time. I don’t think it’ll be long now!
- She is also standing up by herself as long as she is leaning or holding on to something.
- Peanut has dropped her 5/6pm meal and has also been staying up for longer stretches at a time (closer to 2 hours now).
- However, she’s also stopped sleeping through the night. *sigh*
- One of Peanut’s favorite activities is to grab her toys and pull them straight into her mouth where she mouths them long enough to leave a long string of slime, at which point she is more than happy to share those toys with us.
- Her most favorite activity is to chew on her hands. Which she is also more than happy to share with us once they’re completely covered in spit.
- And somehow I find both of those things to be completely and utterly adorable
- I’m also pretty sure that she knows who mommy and daddy are – she smiles up a storm whenever we pick her up from day care or stop by on our lunch break.
- This makes us smile (ok, maybe it actually makes me cry a little).
- Generally, Peanut is one of the happiest babies I’ve ever come across (I don’t come across a lot of them though). She loves to smile, play, and gurgle her way into everyone’s heart.