You are a 4.5 months old now and such a joy. Just a few days after you turned three months (on November 10), you rolled over! You've done it once since, but really don't like to be on your belly at all. This makes practice hard. Somehow you still manage to squirm all over your crib, which has created a cute little bald spot on the back of your head. Speaking of cribs, you are sleeping in yours every night instead of in that rock 'n play that we love so much. After you transitioned to your crib, you did great. And then, you decided to fight sleep for a while. Every time I laid you down, you would wail as though I was laying you in a bed of needles. As soon as I picked you up, you would hush. I'm not going to lie - I like being able to soothe you so easily, but I'm glad you gave up that little gig. Three hours of that every evening was a little much for me (but thanks for only making it last a week - you're amazing).
More than anything, you are SO smiley. You respond to every voice you hear and flash the brightest grins to even strangers. I. love. it. You are amazing. Along with those smiles, we are blessed with lots of baby talk. Like me, you clearly love the sound of your own voice. You are such a happy baby! When I walk in your room after a whole night of sleep, you melt me with the biggest gum-bearing grins. It makes it such a joy to take care of you. You are starting to take quite an interest in your big sister, too! She loves to cuddle and kiss you and you love to smile at her and often follow her around the room with your eyes. I can't wait to see what happens when you're mobile!
Today is Christmas morning, and everyone is still asleep but me. For Christmas, we got you an awesome gift: your toes. You just discovered them and seem to think they are the greatest thing ever. You're welcome. Everyone in the house is still asleep, and I am so excited it's Christmas. There are so many more of these to come for us, and I can't wait to enjoy every one of them with our family. More than anything, I hope that we can be the best stewards of the gift God has given us in you, in showing you Emmanual, the God who is with us and came to be with us just like you as a tiny baby. We love you, sweet girl.