Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Practically Perfect in Every Way

I keep thinking my little Miss Mae is just so darn perfect.
I want to keep her just like this forever.
But then, when my babies are 9 months old, I think that's the perfect age, then when they turn 1 I am in love, head over heals.
18 month olds are my favorite things in the world, too.
And don't get me started on 2 year olds, be still my heart.
I guess what I'm saying is that I just love every phase of babyhood.
I really don't know what I'm going to do when M&M is not a baby anymore, I don't think Mr Bird is going for yet another baby.
I feel like I always need to have a baby around.
The sweetness they bring to my day is truly a treasure.
OK, I'll stop being so corney now and get on with this "baby brag board" post.
Here it is, my top 10 reasons I am loving this 4 month old stage.

1. The sheer cuteness. Need I say more. Just look at that face, it melts my heart every time I look at it.

2. The joy. Whenever anyone sees her (even complete strangers) they instantly smile, which in turn triggers huge smiles and coos from the baby. Joy, it's all she knows.

3. She can't talk back yet. The other children could take a lesson from her.

4. She is not mobile yet. Well, mostly. Lately when I put her on her tummy on a blanket she inch worms her way off. Or she rolls to the other side of the room. But she's not crawling or walking and getting into drawers or cupboards or crayons or scissors yet.

5. She's sleeping 9-10 hours at night. This makes one very happy (and well rested) mama!

6. She giggles and belly laughs and kicks her little feet at the kids as soon as she sees them coming close.

7. She is the perfect size. Not so little that she needs fed every 2 hours around the clock, but big enough to play with the kids. Doodle loves to make her blanket nests in the laundry hampers and get her all snugly and warm until she falls asleep.

8. The baby kisses. You know, the ones that are open mouth, suction cupped to your cheek or chin, full of drool with baby hands holding fistfuls of hair in each hand, death gripped to your face/head. Help me Rhonda!

9. Naps. She still naps enough during the day so that I can get things done around the house and pay attention to my other kids.

10. Those fingers. When she gets those two middle fingers in her mouth it looks like she's signing, "I love you!"

We all agree, this little girl is perfection personified!