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First and foremost, Tay, I want to apologize as this post is a few days late. But being a second child, you must know that’s the fate.
As is, apparently, making yourself heard. In case we forget that our sole purpose in life is to entertain you, you make it known. All. The. Time. If you’re bored, you immediately let out a very annoyed cry and keep going until you’re properly entertained. You are, my love, my child.
This month has been full of changes as you discover the world around you and begin to show us your true colors. Your vocal, opinionated, laughter-inducing true colors.
Taylor, you are a doll. You are the cutest little chunky baby that I’ve ever known. I love your big eyes full of wonder, your pouty lips ready to turn inside out to make the most adorable little puppy face (and get your way, every time), your chipmunk cheeks, and every roll. Your porcelain skin and that little peacock flair on top of your head – you’re beyond adorable.
After a month of what seemed to be the happiest days ever, we’ve been introduced to teething and the worst cold ever. You go from happy, go-lucky to cranky in 5 seconds flat. There is no in-between. And just as quickly you go back to being happy again. It’s like a roller-coaster ride.
As for this month’s accomplishments – you are grabbing toys, pulling up into a sitting position (on your own…you don’t stay there, but you totally pull yourself up), and pulling everything into your mouth.
You roll over from back to front almost immediately after being put on your back. The problem is that you’re actually not a huge fan of being on your belly for more than a couple of minutes, so upon rolling over you begin to tell us just how unhappy you are by this. After the first month you haven’t rolled over from front to back yet so you just lay there, “yelling” at us.
You can also balance yourself in a sitting position for a few seconds at a time. Especially if there is a tasty toy hanging in front of you. You absolutely love reaching out and grabbing the toy of your choice, immediately pulling it to your mouth and gnawing on it. Then, getting angry that it’s not real food, you start “yelling” at us all over again.
Speaking of real food – our pediatrician warned us that you will probably want to start eating solids sooner than other babies. And she’s right. You mimic us when we’re eating dinner, smacking your lips together and trying to taste the food. It’s cute, funny, and a little sad all the same time. Since I’ve read the AAP recommendation to exclusively breastfeed until 6 months we’re going to hold out a little while longer. I know that it’s not the end of the world since we started cereal with your sister at 4.5 months, but for now, since you’re satisfied with nursing, I’ll stick to it a bit longer.
Taylor, you are the final piece to our family’s puzzle. You complete us in ways we couldn’t even imagine. You entertain your sister and she does a great job entertaining you and watching that…well…that just melts your mama’s heart.
We love you Tay. Happy 4 months. And 3 days.