Monday, January 9, 2012

All is well at 15 weeks!

Beatrice, 1 week old
Beatrice, 15 weeks old

Several people have asked me lately how little Beatrice is doing.  I thought it might be time for an update.  After a somewhat rocky start to life, she is now 3 months old and doing really well.  She is still keeping us on our toes with her habit of giving her meals back to us (thanks so much Bea, but really, you can keep it), but she is delighting us with lots of smiles and coos.  She is a true Handley baby- chubby and balding- but oh, can she make chubby and balding look good!

She is starting to wake up to the world a bit more and delights in watching her brother and sister almost as much as they delight in playing with their Baby Bea (which often means setting toys on her face so she can SEE them, Mommy).  And to answer the inevitable baby question, she sleeps like a newborn.  Sometimes well, sometimes not, up now and then, keeping us guessing.  But happily, we are sleeping pretty well and not too concerned about her early breathing issues (there were days where I wondered how I would ever sleep again) She still sleeps right next to our bed for now, and will until I feel comfortable with her bunking in with Violet (college?) but she loves to nap in her crib with her Winnie the Pooh mobile.

As you can see from the pictures, she's come a long way in three months...her coming home dress is now more of a shirt (and check out those thighs)! We are so thankful to have her here with us safe, sound, and growing like a weed!

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