I know little Vi, this post is a bit late. After Easter, stomach bugs, and broken clothes driers, I’m lucky I got one up at all this month!
You are such a joy at 3 months. You give smiles at the drop of a hat, especially to Daddy and I. As soon as you focus in on us and see our faces, your whole face softens and lights up with a big smile. And every time you smile at me, my heart feels like it might burst.
You still look exactly like Sylvia, but there is something just a little different about you that makes you Vi. I can’t wait to get to know more of your personality to know if you are like Sylvia in that way too.
You’ve rolled over a few times – but not super regularly yet. You’ve started making a lot more noises, trying to talk back to us when we talk to you. It’s adorable. You’re a chunkster. At your two month appointment you were in the 90th percentile in height and weight, and I don’t think you’ve slowed down any. Before long I think you and Naomi may be sharing clothes!
We brought out the bumbo just recently. Your sisters thought that since you had a tray you must need a cup, bowl, and plate.
….and a princess hat, for good measure. Although it looks a little like a pope hat. Maybe they were offering you up for the job.
You’ve found your thumb now, and you love. it. I’ve never had a thumb sucker, but you seem happy to be my first. I’m not terribly upset about it, because you frequently put yourself back to sleep when your napping, or if your feeling tired you pop it in and fall asleep! I’m not sure, as number five, if this is a survival technique or just your tendency….but it works.
Your sisters are still so in love with you. And you are so obliging. They hug on you, sing to you, kiss you, lick you (Naomi’s new thing), practically lay on you, and you just roll with it. It doesn’t phase you in the least – and you’ve even started giving your sisters smiles when they talk to you. They love that. You have lots of people in this house who love you – it’s like you have your own cheering section that generally comes dressed in princess dresses and dirt.
You love to nurse. And you love to cuddle your Mama. And I am nothing but pleased with both. I’ve still not left you anywhere just yet – I like having you close, and I think you like it to. There will be plenty of time for us to be apart, so right now, I’ll just soak up the cuddles.
Oh little lady, you have no idea how much joy you bring to my heart. Even when all of your sisters are having a rough day, all you have to do is smile at me and I remember the joy in all of this. I don’t think I could possibly love you any more than I do. You are growing up so fast – it seems to be going even faster than it did with your sisters. So slow down. You can be my baby for a while, can’t you? I’m eager to see your little personality and to watch you learn new things, but we can just take our time.
I love you so much.
Love you, love you, love you,