That was tough, I’ll tell you. Coughing, sleepless nights, vomiting, more coughing… yikes.
I thought these people were nuts.
Then, after I had Lila, and heard her cries, I really thought these people were nuts. I had no idea what her cries meant. In all honesty, though – for the first 8 weeks or so I felt like I was just babysitting someone else’s kid.
I’m proud to say, 5 months and one week later, I can TOTALLY discern Lila’s sleepy cry from her hungry cry, her sad cry from her, “I’m-about-to-lose-it” cry. It took some time, but I’d like to offer a hearty apology to all of you moms-before-me who I thought were crazy when you mentioned those whole, “baby-whispering-understanding-the-cry” thing.
Q. So how are things?
A. Lila’s feeling better, we’re leaving the house more and most importantly, Lila got to wear her new gold sparkly shoes from Aunt T. to Thanksgiving.
A. Well, in no particular order, this is what she does. She:
- Sucks on/plays with her feet
- Sticks out her tongue
- Plays with books
Q. So, is Lila more like me or more like Craig?
A. Physically, I think she’s very similar to C., although at times I do see myself in her. (Like when she makes her monkey face.)
Personality-wise, I’m thinking our Cupcake may be following in Mommy’s ADD footsteps. Lila is physically unable to sit still. Her feet are moving, her legs are moving, her hands are moving… all.the.time.
I am the exact same way. If you know me, you’ll vouch for that. I’m physically incapable of not doing at least two things at all times. (Yes, even when we’re having a conversation, you’ll notice that I’m crafting a small ball out of paper with my two fingers, or I’m tapping a pen on my leg, or I’m wiggling my feet. It’s an illness.)
Also, Lila is either smiling or screaming. Ask my husband, I believe we may be cut from the same cloth.
Really, it’s been pretty awesome to see her little personality develop. It’s enlightening and terrifying all at the same time.
*Note: We’re fearful at this time that Lila won’t crawl. Nope, we’ve basically come to the conclusion that we’re going to get her out of her crib one morning, put her down, and bam! She’ll run away from us. People actually say, “Wow… she doesn’t sit still, does she?” Um. Nope.
Lila loves her Daddy. If she hears his voice, she stops whatever she’s doing and stares at him. Sometimes when I’m feeding her, I have to leave the room so she doesn’t hear Craig. Otherwise, she can’t concentrate. 🙂 She, I’m happy to report, is a Daddy’s girl.
Wearing her Reindeer hat from my Mom. Yes, in 80 degree Cabo weather. (It was chilly Sunday afternoon!)Lila’s Flash Dance look
(My absolute favorite picture of the week.)
Hanging out on the patio.
The girl cousins in their PJ’s on Thanksgiving. Bella is currently wearing the bunny ears.Then it was Lila’s turn… Ha!
Helping out with Thanksgiving cooking earlier in the day.
My precious sweetie pie.Take care, everyone.
(I’d like to apologize for the whacked out formatting of this post. I wrote in in Word and pasted it in blogger and it’s been unruly and annoying. I don’t feel like fixing it.)