This little cherub right there, is all mine. This smily, ridiculously happy, beaming three-month old is our pride and joy. I didn't really understand fully about how kids are just "born" with a personality until I had Flora. She was born fully "Flora" and like the little flower that she is, each day she continues to unfurl each of her beautiful petals and we're starting to see fully the magnificent little person inside.
This past month she has morphed from an infant/newborn into a baby. She is gurgling and talking as if she thinks she has already have mastered the language. When I'm 90 years old and looking back on these days, I will remember the way she talks to me most; her eyes light up and she opens her mouth wide - while she raises her eyebrows and then the room is filled with bubbling and gurgling and shrill shrieking! She has rolled both ways but is consistently rolling from back to front without pausing at this point (that happened a day before my birthday so ok, more like 3.5 months but who's counting!) The most memorable days we've had together this month have been - a few epic solo shopping trips together, our photoshoot with an old classic pontiac, our trip to a sunflower festival, pool swim dates with friends and countless trips to starbucks and the park around the corner. I'm fond of summers that are just about "being" and not about over-doing. They make me feel lazy and bored and it makes time go slower which i'm just so desperate for with these two amazing little humans I get to spend my days with.
As summer has started to fade away, I'm getting so excited to dress this little social butterfly in the cutest of snuggly warm sleepers and clothes and bonnets. I've been dressing her in outfits that belonged to June and it makes me so happy that they have each other and that Flora has an older sister that's carving out a path before her; i'm so happy they have built in friendship and companionship and they never have to be alone. And I know you may not believe this but they are actually already starting to be this symbiotic unit. Flora will stare a hole into the side of June's head until she stops what she's doing to bring her a toy or to get right into her face to say "Flora's looking at me mama" excitedly. I'm getting so excited myself planning their double bedroom and as soon as we start to sleep a little more consistently..... (one day?)...... this will happen, until then, I cherish my rare solo time in the evenings snuggling this little gem on our bed. At night I like to lift my head off my pillow and stare at her beautiful little sleeping face across the room in her crib and sometimes I'll just break the seal and pull her into bed with me for a cuddle because why the heck not?! I like to tuck her under my arm while we both lie starting at the ceiling. I love feeling her soft little breaths so close to me. Month three can be summed up in three words: happy little girl.
we are so lucky!! thank-you flora for the joy you have already brought into our lives!
and I need to add a few more of the outtakes because they were just too good! sorry - proud mom moments over here!