Dear Little Sugar,
Hi! You turned 4 months old on Friday! And you are such a little love muffin, let’s just get that out of the way. The world is opening up to you and you are EXCITED. You love to squeak and squeal and play with your voice when you’re hanging out in your activity gym. You kick your little legs and wave your little arms and get so happy.
Speaking of legs, my oh my yours are gettin’ good and chunky. They’re soft and squishy and way too delicious for words. I love to blow raspberries right on your thighs and you think it’s pretty funny.
Mommy is trying to learn how to play the ukelele and no matter how much I mess up, you smile and smile when you hear it. Thank you.
Now everything goes straight to your mouth. I think I might even see the faint hint of two little bottom teeth on the horizon, but please, keep that gummy smile a little longer! You like to look at your left hand, like you’re zooming in on your target, then you grab it with your right and pull it to your mouth to gobble it up. It’s SO cute!
Last weekend, Saturday November 16th to be exact, we were driving to a birthday party and you said “mama.” For real. Now I don’t believe for a second that you meant it, but the two syllables ma and ma came out of your mouth, back to back. I could hardly believe it! It was as clear as day and I know no one will believe me, but it’s true. Your Daddy and I often feel like you are trying to mimic what we say. Sometimes it sounds like you’re trying to say hi. I guess it won’t be long before we can hear what’s going on in that sweet little brunette head.
Your favorite toy right now is a taggy that your friend Zephyr’s mommy made for you before you were born. (You know her, she’s Mommy’s friend and she snuggles with you too. Her big sister Pearlie and Sugarpie are friends.) Your eyes get really big when you see it and you grab at it slowly then snap it to your mouth. It has lots of different textures and fun things to slobber on.
You still don’t like tummy time and since your sister experienced no developmental delays due to my lack of will to make her squirm and scream face down on a blanket at your age, I guess you’ll eventually lift your head just fine too. I mean, you have great head control when sitting up and being toted around, so I’ll keep the torture to a minimum.
You LOVE being on your changing table. The moment I take off your diaper, your little feet shoot right up to your mouth. I understand, Mommy can confirm the tastiness of those little tootsies, I want to nibble them too! (And I do.)
Sugarpie is by far, the most entertaining thing in your world. All she has to do is bounce around like the toddler she is and you just dissolve into fits of giggles. She shook her head over and over the other day and you just couldn’t contain your laughter. It is the sweetest music I’ve ever heard! If you keep that up, she’s going to start paying more attention to you.
I know I say this every month, but I just fall more in love with you every day! And that’s a LOT. You and your big sister are the most important, beautiful, best part of our lives and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the children we’ve been blessed with. You are sweet, delicious, effervescent sunshine and I am so glad that you are mine :)