Saturday, January 19, 2008

Four Months





Petrea is now four months old. This is a great age; done with all that new baby nonsense like crying for no apparent reason, now her cries are purposeful and most of the time it's easy to tell what she wants. She's on a schedule now too, a milestone that is so liberating for me. It's not a perfect schedule and some days she does something entirely different, but it's becoming more and more consistent. She gives us lots of smiles all day, she's a calm and content baby, but still no laughs (seriously, what's up with that?). She's still not a great sleeper, she'll wake up after napping for just an hour, crying and still obviously tired, but despite my best efforts, won't go back to sleep. Not sure how to handle that one. She's absolutely adored by her brothers and sister who feel like it's a privilege to get her from her bed, change her diaper, hold her or play with her. She's been sick this past week with an awful cold and fever, that's why her cheeks are so rosy in the above pictures. (Am I a bad mom for loving when my kids are sick like this? She's so mellow and snuggly and warm I just get to hold her.) Oh, and she's soooo pretty. We tell her that a gazillion times a day.

14 comments:

daisy said...

She is so cute. Something about her makes me think of Roxcy. Maybe the eyes?

liz s said...

she is SO PRETTY. seriously adorable and perfect. crap! i hope henry doesn't have cousin crush!

Erin said...

daisy, yes, she is actually roxcy's twin. i post pictures to prove it.
liz, gross.

Laura said...

Oh, Erin...She is so sweet & tender! And you are definetly not a biased mother...she is very pretty!

R-Eight said...

I just want to kiss those fat pink cheeks! She is soooooo pretty!

Daniel never laughed, that gutteral, no holds barred baby laugh . . . never once. He was happy, he just didn't laugh.

robin k said...

Beautiful girl!

Carrie said...

She IS so pretty! I instantly thought of Roxcy, too.
Don't worry, Ava is not laughing either. She has chuckled a few times, but I can't get her to do it on demand.

Denise said...

She is so cute. I want to hold her!

Susan said...

What a beauty! Takes after her mom.

allysha said...

She is a sweetheart. I was a late laugher, too. I don't know if that will comfort you or not! But I laugh now...!

petreaMom said...

With smiles like that who needs to laugh? What a beautiful baby!!!

Tania said...

Yeah, she TOTALLY looks like Roxcy!

LoGunns said...

I agree she is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

She IS pretty!