Lilly’s fourth week
Lilly’s Grammy, Poppy, Aunt Brey, & cousin Maelynn left early in the week, and we’ve returned to just being our little family of three.
Also, I think she’s hitting a growth spurt, since she’s been eating a little more and is slightly more fussy than she has been before. So bittersweet. I look at her and she’s already changed so much! I want to freeze time and keep her little, but I’m also excited to see her grow and watch who she’ll become.
Lilly has been holding her head up more and more – her little neck muscles are so strong! She’s managed to find her fists and jam them in her mouth, and she’ll track objects with her eyes when they’re waved in front of her. We think the dogs might be her favorite objects to track… her eyes get really big whenever one of them comes into view and she’ll move her head to continue to watch them. She’s also pretty psyched about bath time, and because of her new found neck strength is MUCH less floppy in the tub.
We got out the bouncy chair & pack ‘n play. Again, another bittersweet development. I know that I need to put my girl down when she’s sleeping, and I know that I should probably get more done around the house besides just holding her, and from that standpoint, these little baby entertainers should help me out. But really, all I want to do still is hold Lilly or talk to her or fall asleep with her. I think that for me, pulling out these things means more of a return to our “normal” life where toilets need to be cleaned, bills need to be paid, and we need to go to work. It seems like the end of our happy little baby vacation, where all we had to do was hold and adore our little one. Sigh.