Oh, how I adore this little girl!
Things I want to remember about this stage:
*The blue in her eyes popping out
*The dreaded baby zits marring her perfect complexion
*Nursing with her fists balled like she's ready for a fight
*Sleeping well at night, longest stretch always starting around 8:30 p.m.
*Growing out of newborn clothes
*Playing dress-up every day
*Tentative and infrequent smiles
*Zach and Gavin being bolder in their offers to help and hold her (Zach is sweet and helpful; Gavin is tender but just scary)
A few photos of Miss Kate follow.
This is my favorite baby girl outfit, first modeled in a neutral pose (see the blue eyes?), then an angry pose.
Sleep is a photo-worthy event, as well. I often check on Kate to find that her burrito wrap has crept up over her face. She hasn't suffocated yet, but I do worry...
Lexi makes sure that Kate is protected and comforted by the best: Betsy.
I am always trying to capture a grin on camera. The shots below show off Kate's left dimple. It has a twin in her right cheek. I wonder what Kate thinks about the camera flashing in her face. I guess she'll get used to it.
Kate's blessing day is approaching! Garry will give our darling daughter a name and a blessing in our ward next Sunday, October 9 at 9:00 a.m. If you feel at all inclined to join us for this momentous occasion, please know you are most welcome! We'll have some family in town to help us celebrate, too.
*Remembering it was our day to provide the preschool snack in the absence of a calendar
*Getting a clean bill of health from my OB -- that trial is officially over!
*Realizing that Kate slept seven consecutive hours overnight (from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.)
*Taking a seriously deep-sleeping nap
*Downloading music for a sacrament meeting piano duet I'm playing with a friend in two weeks
*Reviewing General Conference with the kids for FHE, which was a home run instead of the usual strike-out experience