I have to tell you, this little girl is by far the easiest baby we have had . She sleeps through the night most nights (next to me, of course), rarely cries, and likes to sit by herself and just look around or suck on her binky even when she is wide awake. I almost feel guilty because I can just sit her down in her carseat and go about my business for a good ten or twenty minutes at time without taking care of her at all. Maybe that is normal and my other babies were just “high needs” babies, I don’t know. I just know that she could make our life so much more difficult than she does. This was her during the water balloon fight – and she started out wide awake! She didn’t like being outside much so she just put herself to sleep.
I put Carina and Oliver down for a nap together every day. Oliver takes awhile to settle down, but when he finally starts getting sleepy, if she is asleep already, he will rub her head until he falls asleep. It is very sweet, even when it has taken an hour to get to that point.
Here she is playing a little game she loves to play with Chad. She how she looks him right in the eye and then he pretends to bite her baby feet and she just smiles and coos away. Ollie thinks it is pretty fun too. We have only managed to get laughs out of her a couple of times so far. I can’t wait until she laughs more – she has an adorable tummy chuckle.
You know how most of the time when you let your toddler hold the baby, the toddler just looks like a giant? The opposite is true with Oliver and Carina. Whenever he holds her, she looks like she is going to outgrow him within a year or so. It really cracks us up.