Marie's Musings

Musings from the mundane day to day life of a mom of 9 to more serious ponderings of the day.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Baby Squirrel

I lovingly call Elaura my baby squirrel, mainly cause it rhymes with girl lol. It works out pretty well when singing a rhyming type song to her. Anyway baby squirrel is officially 4 months old today.

I know its clinche to say where did the time go. But seriously how did I manage to lose 4 months of time. I even found myself thinking she had just turned 3 months old, when in like days she was due to turn 4 months.

Elaura is the sweestest little thing, she is very petite, so she looks all that much smaller. Everywhere I go, almost everyone I encounter makes a comment about how cute she is. Im suprised she doesnt have a complex yet. She really is getting into the laughing and talking sounds, totally love hearing tiny little baby cooing. Im starting to notice she has a preference for her mother lol! She will watch where I go, if I pass her off to someone else.

Her sleep patterns are beginning to emerge. Generally speaking she takes a pretty good 2 hr morning nap, which is helpful, since Im most motivated cleaning wise in the morning. The nicest part of the sleep equation is that she has been routinely falling asleep between 8-830. I nurse her and lay her down in her cradle awake and quite often shes out for at least 4-6 hrs. Several times she has slept til 4 or 5 in the morning. Very nice!

Gideon just adores her. I love watching the interactions between them. Elaura seems to be developing affection for Giddy as well. She just smiles and stares at him. He in turn loves to poke at her and pat and rub her head. I just have to encourage him to be soft. He even loves holding her, very sweet!

She hasnt started rolling over yet but she certainely loves kicking and scooting herself a little bit. She is also beginning to really enjoy grasping blankets, the side of cradle, my shirt. Her very favorite thing to do is to suck her fingers. When she was just born, she managed to find her thumb several times. She has given that up for two or three finger sucking!

I am very blessed to have sweet little elaura in my life, God is good all the time!



  • At 12:28 PM, Blogger Amy said…

    Baby Squirrel is about to have her wardrobe doubled!

  • At 11:30 AM, Blogger Julie said…

    awwwwww- she sounds so sweet!


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