// four months //
baby doll. you are four months old. that is one third of a year. it is amazing how much has changed in the last while. you have wiggled your way into every part of our lives. and i love how we have adapted to having you here. i am loving our new normal. loving it. a couple of weeks ago i was carrying you while you were falling asleep. i got all teary eyed because you are getting so big. and i won't be able to carry you forever. but i am excited for the next few months. and years. and watching you grow and develop. and being a big part of it. anika. you are my daughter. and i love you. love you. love you.
// you are my sweetpea // you sleep awesome during the night but struggle during the day // you listen to waves and the tide coming in while falling asleep // you like to hold the edge of the book when we read // your hands are often in tight little fists // but you recently started crossing your fingers together // your cousin calls you her sister // you love it when your papa sings japanese kids songs with you // you are rolling over more // you arch your back and cry when you are still hungry // you smile so easily // your belly button pops out when you stretch, are full or cry hard // you wore jeggings for the first time // you are so cute when you stretch // you like doing cheers // you smile when i get you up from a nap // your right ear sticks out a little more than your left one // your poo is getting stinky // you are sleeping longer at night // you are losing your neck // you are my little stink bomb // you went out for your first japanese meal // you stopped using your sleep sheep // you started sleeping much longer at night // you are starting to teethe // you are no longer my little newborn // you like to chew on sophie the giraffe // you have rosy cheeks // you got your papa's eyebrows // you like laying on your change table // you often curl your toes // your legs are always moving // you are my chatterbox // you breastfeed all day but take a bottle before bed // you got blood taken from you the first time // you nap better on the weekends // your hair is getting longer // you try to sit up while leaning back on me // your ears are bendable // you didn't poo for three days // your papa does excercises with you // you have a bit of hair at the front growing faster than the rest // you can push yourself up into a standing position when we are holding you // you try to grab the pictures off the pages of your books // you slept in your room all by yourself for the first time // you get big crocodile tears when you cry // you have stinky farts // you are still 25th percentile for height and 50th for weight // you laughed for the first time // you have rediscovered your tongue // you smell like anika // you survived your first set of shots // you recognize your name // you are my baby doll //