We’ve had quite a busy few weeks. While getting ready to PCS, Baby G has been growing away and I’ve been doing my best to capture as much of it as possible!
She’s started really smiling and silent-giggling in response to stimuli now, which of course is almost more fun than we can stand! She even smiles when the dogs come over to “check on her.”
My mom came to visit us for about a week. She went home yesterday. We all miss her already. Baby G, because it meant she never got set down until bedtime. Me, because – even though I didn’t get any more sleep or naps than usual – it was a welcome relief. Just something about having someone else in the house during the day lets you breathe easier.
Also it was nice hearing from someone other than me that my baby actually likes me. That’s something I wouldn’t have understood pre-baby. You know on an instinctive level that the child recognizes you as necessary for food and diaper relief. But hearing someone else say, sincerely, “Oh, she needs her Mama!” “Look, Mama, she’s watching you!” And feel like, even though Baby G loves her Grammy, that you can provide that special intangible something Baby G needs to calm down or be happy…
I don’t know, it’s hard to put into words. But it fed my soul.
Also, my mom chose “Grammy” as her Baby G name. I’d been on her to pick for a while (like, since before Baby G was born) and once she got here and started playing with her, Grammy is what stuck. I think it’s cute. While Grammy was here, we played Dress Up with some outfits that are about to go in the “Outgrown” box. I think I like this game. She’s more fun than Barbies!
Yesterday Baby G had her first round of shots. She did great most of the day yesterday, but she slept with us last night, and today has been a lot of snuggling. At the moment, she’s in her swing. So I’m taking a few minutes to get this post worked up, do a load of laundry, and even eat lunch AT lunchtime!
It’s a good life I’ve got, I tell ya.