Before you were born, I intended to write you a letter every month, but you came along and have wanted to spend so much time curled up with me that I never seemed to have time. And really, it seemed that you would always want to stay right by my side, so I didn’t even feel like the letters were necessary. But then independence started to happen.
At 3 1/2 months, you started to roll over both ways. This was great because it meant that you were starting to like being put down a little bit. Slowly but surely, you were able to hold your head up and enjoy tummy time for longer than a minute. You also started to take much more notice in the world around you. Bandit is one of your favorite things to watch. When he’s in the room, your eyes follow him everywhere and when he wants to get close enough, you love petting him, which looks more like grabbing and pulling. Luckily he tolerates it pretty well for now.
At 4 months, we borrowed a jumperoo from a friend and you love it. You concentrate on the toys and like to go crazy with jumping and moving the seat so that music plays and lights light up. We started to practice sitting more - you loved your bumbo and sitting in our laps during dinner and while we read stories. A week ago you still toppled over after a minute or two, but now you are sitting pretty much on your own, and when you do fall, you fall gracefully, usually not even bumping your head.
Yesterday I left you with Daddy so I could go see a movie with a friend. When I came home, he mentioned that you you had found your hands and knees and were rocking back and forth. This morning I caught it on video. Daddy and I are sure that you will be crawling within the next month which blows my mind. I thought that you would be my snuggly baby until at least 6 months. Of course I am so happy to see you grow and discover your independence. I tell you every night before bed how strong, smart, beautiful and wonderful you are. And you are finding that out for yourself, at an amazingly fast pace.
So I guess that I will try to be better about these monthly letters.
ps - it’s totally okay with me if you want to start sleeping more than two hours. anytime now ;-)