Things to not forget; recent pics
Her smile for me; when someone else is holding her and I walk up and that huge grin spreads across her face, just for me.
How incredibly social she is, how she reaches for people, plays with them, lets them hold her, studies their faces, and generally makes them melt.
Her grip! OK, yes, this is both a blessing and a curse. But it shows how aware of her surroundings she is, how interested and alert and smart and curious... I love how she grabs onto me. I love watching explore objects in her hands (before they hit her mouth ;)).
Her firm little body. It's indescribable the feeling when I hold her on my shoulder, the feeling of her back under my hands, small and firm and solid and alive.
Her fat little feet are amazing. They are so big! And they always smell so good. I can't stop kissing them.
Her hands. I knew I would love her feet, but I had no idea how in love with her tiny, perfect hands I'd be. I love watching her hold, move and manipulate things, I love kissing her palms, I just love them.
Her smell. Of course she has that divine baby smell. Her hair, her feet, her hands, her cheeks, her belly... she just smells SO good all over.
Her laugh. It's starting to become a real laugh and not just her baby giggle. She's very ticklish on her feet and ribs, and she just lets out these amazing chuckles.
Our eating game. I "devour" her little cheeks, her nose, her neck, her fingers, her tummy, her tiny toes and she just laughs and laughs. She smiles the biggest smile.
How independent she's becoming. It's bittersweet... she doesn't want to be held all the time anymore, and part of me misses that. But getting to watch her wiggle around on the ground, rolling and kinda-crawling, or watch her in the jumper or the activity center, how she turns to make sure I'm still there and smiles that huge smile at me before going back to chewing or playing or whatever. It's wonderful.
When she naps, sometimes we hear laughing coming from the room. She plays now when she wakes up sometimes instead of screaming right away.
The morning nursing. Since she sleeps in her crib all night now, the morning nurse is our cuddle time, warm and sleepy in our bed.
How she loves to gnaw on me. Since she's still all gums right now it's not painful, and it's neat to feel her gums full out, knowing that soon there will be some teeth breaking through.
Her face rubs, how when she's sleepy she either rubs her eyes with her hands or she rubs her face on our shoulders. It's sweet.
Bath time is play time.
How she tries to mimic us. She plays with cups like she's drinking, eats the cell phone and the remote, she loves spoons, and she makes all kinds of noises.
Her hummm (that sometimes results in spit bubbles) and her pterodactyl shriek.
Her amazing dark chocolate brown eyes.
Her bald, round, soft head covered in a light brown fuzz.
How her eyes roll up a little in pleasure when she nurses.
How her hand holds my thumb, exploring a little, while she nurses.
Her fat, fat baby folds.
Her little cough with the tongue sticking out.
Her baby sigh, ininin oouuuttt.
How she sucks on her fingers, toes, and plays with her tongue.