Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ansley Growing Up

To Ansley,

You are now four months old! I can't believe it has been that long since they handed you to me in the hospital and I kissed your warm little cheek.

It has gone by in the blink of an eye, but so much has happened and you fill your daddy's and my life with so much joy.

You are a girl of many nicknames: I call you Sweet Pea, Darlin', and Sweetheart. To Daddy you are Love Bug or Punkin'. Grandpa Terry calls you "Ans". But to all of us, you are a sweet, precious girl that overflow our hearts with love and pride.

Right now you are fascinated with your feet and toes, and grab them at every opportunity. You have been rolling over from your back to your tummy, always to the right. Once you've rolled over, though, you don't have much patience. You want to get going, but don't know how to move just yet! You love to talk and grin, especially in the mornings! One of Daddy's and my favorite things to do is scoop you up in the mornings and put you between us in the bed. You giggle and smile and give us a great start to the day.

We sing and read to you all the time. Your favorite songs seem to be "Bananaphone", "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain", "If You're Happy and You Know It", and the "Itsy Bitsy Spider". Daddy also made up a special song about you standing up, and I will have to videotape it soon! You always smile when we sing it.

You also have learned to give "kisses". When someone asks for a kiss or "some sugar" (and you are in the mood!), you open your mouth wide and give a sweet, sloppy kiss. Sometimes you lick us, too! Violet is your buddy and you are fascinated by her.

Your four month check-up was last Friday, July 9th, and you were measured and checked over. Dr. Becknell says you are a very healthy, happy baby! You measured 26 inches (90th percentile for height), and 15 lb. 2 oz. (75th percentile for weight). You definitely are getting the height from daddy! You are so long, but still fit into some 0-3 month clothes and most of your 3-6 month clothes. Some are even a little big on you! You also started cereal (7/9), and although you were a little skeptical at first, you seem to like it now.

Above all, Mommy and Daddy love you with whole hearts, and are very excited to see you grow and learn new things. Your smile melts us, and when you talk to us, we feel blessed to hear what you have to say. You are a precious gift from the Lord, and I am so proud to be your Mommy.

All My Love


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