Our sweet Juliettie-girl has been a delightful addition to our little family.
Huge, jaw-unhinging smiles.
Eager, thoughtful eyes.
Feet always poised to head into her mouth.
She's a mama's girl to be sure, but her dad gets the biggest smiles from her when he gets home from work. He's also the best at getting her to laugh. And her big sister is nothing shy of sheer fascination. Juliet finds me boring from time to time, but Caroline? She'll watch that girl play all day.
She loves to nurse, but she's super quick at it. She's a bit picky about baby food (how DARE we try and give her plain vegetables?!) but if the mixture is just right we can hardly shovel it in fast enough. She enjoys mum mums, despite (or perhaps because of?) the fact that crusty pieces of them end up EVERYWHERE. Puffs are a work in progress.
She rolls around, and spins in circles on her back. Just like Caroline at this age, she has little inclination to sit up on her own. She'd much rather stand. With you holding onto her hands. And bounce/wobble on your lap. Also, just like big sister, she's a little squirt of a thing, and barely on the charts.
Unlike Caroline, she's a pacifier girl all the way. She's also much more of a snuggler. We don't usually co-sleep, but Juliet would LOVE it if we did! This girl wants to be held, cuddled, and worn (in a baby sling or pack or whatever) as much as possible. Caroline, by contrast, cried if you held her too much, often preferred to kick around on her play mat, and still doesn't know how to snuggle. So I'm soaking up the snuggles with this baby.
And she has just finally started to sleep through the night every now and again. Hallelujah!
So if you've been reading this blog for awhile, you may remember Caroline's weekly pictures. Well, I simplified this time around... just a pic per month. Ah, the life of a second child!
I was shocked last summer when I found out she was on her way. Joy wasn't the first emotion I experienced. But since that day the joy has come by the truckload.
Thank you Jesus, for this girl! Couldn't imagine our lives without her.