Sunday, March 13, 2011

A post to (try to) cover the last few months

Well it has been a very long time since my last blog (that kind of sounds like I am about to confess) and here is my lame attempt to try and recap the last few, sleepless, heartwarming, beautiful months.

Lilleth is five months old, yes five months old already. I look at her somewhere between 12-13 pound body and I can barely remember when she was 7 pounds. It is hard for me to remember holding her neck because she couldn't yet support it or letting her lay on the couch without worry of her rolling off (no she has NOT done that...yet). It truly is amazing how fast babies change in just five months.

In just the last few months Lilleth has become a master smiler, giggler and an ultimate mover. She is never still, constantly moving like a second hand on a clock. She mastered rolling from her belly to her back at the ripe young age of 2 months old and is now exploring the adventures of rolling from her back to her belly. She hasn't quite mastered this new skill but it is just days before she is rolling across our hardwood floors to chase Ursa.

Speaking of Ursa...she is Lilleth's favorite. I sometimes think she would rather have Ursa swaddle her up and rock her to sleep instead of me or David. She is always looking for her the moment she wakes up and seems to spend lots of time reaching for her, smiling at her and talking to her. This "relationship" is not quite equal. While Ursa does like her (she tastes pretty good and gets praise when she lays down next to her) she doesn't quite adore her quite as much as Lilleth adores her. We know that will change as soon as Lilleth becomes mobile.

Lilleth is pretty much the perfect child, but is not without some things we are working on...for example, sleep. For most of the first three and half months Lilleth slept A LOT and through most of the nights. However, when four months hit, so did the sleep deprived, zombie eyes, mega coffee drinking days. For three weeks it felt like we were being tortured (hard to imagine something so small, pretty much not mobile, and so completely adorable could do so much damage to two adults).

While there have been better nights this week, it is still touch and go with the sleep, so if we drink your coffee or don't answer your calls or emails you know why. I know this phase will pass so I look to the light at the end of the tunnel every night before going to bed!

Okay, so I think I have you all caught up...time for bed, or at least a few hours of sleep.


  1. She is gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.
    For what it is worth, I remember at about 5 or 6 months our daughter had a real upset in the sleep department and it sucked. Sleep pattern disturbances for Bean really seem to be linked to rapid development or teething. When she started making moves toward crawling, walking etc.

  2. Thanks! yes, the motor development is hitting L (and us) hard. She also has a bit of a cold, so that must be part of the issue too...this too shall pass!