Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Squawks and Squeals: Zoe's 4 Month Day

"Before the night is through, you will see my point of view, even if I have to scream and shout" ~ Prince

Hey little Zo-Zo. It's been four months now and I'm in love. In love with your oddly comforting corn tortilla scent. With the way you look up at me with unabashed adoration. I hope you see that same love in my eyes returned. Because I love every bit of you. Even the patch of eczema on your head. Even when you spit up all over my cashmere sweater (my bad for wearing cashmere while holding you). Even the way your cries quickly turn into high-pitched screams if your needs are not met soon enough. Okay, those aren't always my favorite, but I think you feel me. Most of the time you're beaming your smile to the moon anyway.

Your favorite activity of late is squawking and squealing because, hey, you can! It's novel! It's entertaining! It's also good practice for talking, yes? Everybody says you're going to be quite the talker. And while all of your vocalizations delight me, I also fear for the potentially loud teenager you will become. But now is not the time to worry about the future. It's time to celebrate four months of your precious life, so go ahead and shout, shout, let it all out.

Your eyebrows are typically raised as you absorb the world around you. It's all pretty exciting, isn't it? For instance, you just noticed Elroy for the first time and I thought your eyebrows were going to travel up and over the back of your head, you were in such awe.

At 4 months you are a very healthy girl, despite a lingering cough you borrowed from your big bro. You are 14 pounds, 10 ounces (80th percentile) and 26 inches long (98th percentile!). You're starting to take to the bottle like mommy and her Cabernet a champ, which is a relief since you weren't too thrilled about it early on. You'll be with a nanny a couple of times a week now that I'm back at work, so it's good timing. High five, baby (as Q would say)! You're still Spitty McSpitterson, but at least you seem much more comfortable and are getting some regular doses of probiotics with your bottles.

You still sleep pretty well but not like those 8 to 10 hour stints you were pulling a few weeks back. That pesky cough is waking you up, but hopefully you will be back to sleeping for long stretches once again. And someday you will sleep in your own room and in your own crib. But for now, I will cherish all of this cuddle time, breathing in your sweet scent, and listening to your happy squeals when you wake up every morning.

Zoe, it's your month day. Happy 4 month day, Zoe!


  1. She's so adorable! I love her eyes! My little one is a squeaking/squawking machine, too! I love it!

    1. Isn't it such a fun age? I love how proud they seem of themselves as they squawk away.