Now how did that happen? It went so quick that I am actually a couple of days late posting. In the midst of launching my business and doing some consulting, you grew and hit all kinds of milestones.
- You have reached the point that I can’t imagine you never having been here. You are just so apart of me that I miss you when you aren’t here and I recognise your personality in what you do.
- We enjoyed the last bastions of summer by finally (should have done this earlier) lying in the park on a blanket. You discovered trees and have ever sense been enthralled by them. And you learned the joys of a gentle breeze (not to be confused with wind – which makes you scream).
- You continued to grow and for you that meant stretching out even further to the point that you are the length of most babies twice your age and I finally had to move you out of both the Moses basket and pram (which you were always too long for) this past week. Yet you have NO body fat, rolls or dimples. I thought you were going to have some and then they disappeared. Now I have fat cheek envy of other babies and find myself pinching their soft folds and comparing them to your bony butt.
- Oh boy can you talk! Its a constant amusement to everyone you meet as your usual BIG smile is usually followed by a tirade of conversation that leaves the poor person unsure of what to say. You don’t have an off switch and I think I am resigned to the fact that appropriately my baby will likely out talk me, which will be quite a feat. Better yet, you have already have different types of conversations – the “I am so happy”, “look at me” to “you better not do that again” grumble.
- You oddly are wildly attentive and alert. Granted this was commented on in the delivery suite when you entered the world and then acted as if you wanted to take notes on everyone’s role in the experience. But you can look and listen to people teach or talk for an amazing amount of time and not be sidetracked. Its such a contented concentration that prompts others to comment on just how smart you seem (and I glow in the process). Now I am sure they say this to other babies to …. but I don’t care. Smile. Funny considering I really don’t care if you are Einstein or not.
- You started at your childminders. I thought this would be impossibly hard but it wasn’t. Not because I was glad to leave you, but rather you seem sooo happy to hang with older kids and see other sites. How I – as an introvert – gave birth to a social butterfly is beyond me. But maybe you have a bit of your grandmother in you? Best thing is, picking you up after a long day of working and being greeted by your smile and excitement. It does my soul good.
You are now a fourth of a year old … almost a lifetime!