Month 3 was the month of vocal development! This girl can coo and ahhhghh and goo her face off. She loves to talk with people. She truly tries to have conversation and is much more enthusiastic about it than her brother ever was. I guess it’s the female thing. Whether at the breast or bottle, she will interrupt her meal to rattle off a string of noises as she stares into the eyes of her dinner companion and smiles. She uses various intonations and volume, as if she’s really trying to emphasize a point. She even bats her little lashes at the end of a “sentence”. Skills. Ladies are born with them.
In the fourth month, she became even more “talkative” and much more interested in what her brother is doing. She’s also become more interested in reading books and has started smiling at the pictures.
Speaking of sibling interest, Elijah has taken a lot more interest in her since she became able to do more than eat, poop, and take attention away from him. It’s not perfect, and he has spells of jealousy to be sure, but overall it’s much better.
Miss Jordan is just really getting to be a lot of fun. It’s hard to capture her smiles on camera, but she gives us plenty of them. She seems to be a very good natured, happy little lady, and for that I’m very thankful. I tell her, “pretty is as pretty does”. By that old saying, she’s very pretty. She loves to talk, to listen, and to cuddle. She just wants to be a part of whatever is going on, and is happy to sit in a lap or in a bouncy seat and take it all in.
One of my favorite little things about her right now is the way she acts when she wakes up. She is sleepy when I go in to get her, squinchy eyes, etc. as anyone does in the morning. A bit of drowsy confusion. What I love is that she launches directly from this state to one of excitement with a huge smile on her face as soon as she sees me. It’s absolutely the best.