Flora Grace is officially four (and a half) months old! (Also, I've decided this month that I'm going to stop talking about how I'm doing this monthly photo late.... it's within the fourth month and at this point I'll take that as winning! I'm also just gonna go ahead and assume that I'll probably be tardy the rest of the year and that's ok too. )
When Flora smiles it sounds like a laugh. which means she is just always giggling at us. It's pretty darn incredible to be the funniest person in the room for about 90% of my day...which is 100% more funny than I used to be so I'll take it. I will take my girls as my biggest fan as long as they will let me. But seriously - how does a smile make sound? I never knew until I met my girl Flora. And she also makes these most beautiful "talking" sounds - we'll be cooing at her and she will just stare at us, open-mouthed with a smile and then all of a sudden come back at us with a "geeeeee" or an "aaaaahhhh" in the sweetest little voice you've ever heard. bless her, I'm sure she thinks actual words are coming out of her mouth and honestly they might as well be because I feel like we know just what she's trying to say.
We've been saying it since she was born but she's just a natural at being here (on planet earth!). she is settled with the world - never overly worked up about things- unless of course she's worked up because then girl has a temper. woo! but it seems to take a lot to put her out of sorts. we try to tend to her quickly even if she's not crying because I want to foster that in her - if she's happy it doesn't mean she always has to fend for herself, despite being the younger sister. really she is my dream. I'm not going to compare her to anyone or anything because that would be totally against the rules of motherhood but I'll I have to say is, she is just the most wonderful, lovely baby. She likes to sleep and falls asleep on her own or in my arms and when she breathes in little puffs against my neck it is the most satisfying and wonderful feeling in the world. I love her little sighs and the way she wakes up: happy always! It's so neat to just look over at her crib and watch her open her eyes and yawn and wake up slowly. and then to catch her smiles as she bobs her head across the room in my direction.
Flora's favourite things include blowing raspberries (either us or her she doesn't really mind which), watching us eat (that's a bit unnerving I've got to admit), doing "flying Flora" (airplane style over our heads), things that light up and make sound, tags, tags and more tags, her pink bunny and her pink lovie bunny blanket (without fail, falls asleep clutching these every night). She also seems to like kisses on her neck that almost tickle, and twinkle twinkle little star. She loves being in the baby carrier and looking down at her crazy sister running everywhere. She loves looking up at the trees and sky as we walk. She likes a good sleep - a good afternoon sleep. Which is excellent because so do I flora grace! Her nicknames so far are: Florrie, Flora flora mexico and florrie borrie. She is our happy, beautiful baby with eyes of blue, and four months has gone by all together far too quickly.