Friday, June 15, 2012

3 Months Old

My beautiful Annie is 3 months old today. I have loved every one of the 93 days we have had together. She is quite an individual even at this tender age. You won't see many photos of her smiling, mostly because she's not a smiler. She's not a cuddler. She's not a cooer. She likes to be held but not snuggled; she wants to know you are there but she needs her space. She does not enjoy having her brother and sister up in face all the time (which they are, and I don't dissuade them - Annie could do worse than to be overloved by her older siblings) and prefers quiet time to most other times. She does well travelling in the car and has a nearly perfect track record in the Baby Bjorn, which suits her temperament perfectly.

She has piercing eyes that let me know she is watching and learning and saving it all up for a later date when we'll have a long thoughtful conversation about everything. She is a kind baby who generally lets her mama get a solid 5-6 hours of sleep at night (not including visits from other wakeful children) and takes great naps. As is her birthright as 3rd oldest, she has been sick almost every day of her life, and seems to tolerate it with as much dignity as baby can.

She is an absolute love. She knows my voice and follows me with her eyes all day long, whether we're cooking and salsa dancing together or we're sitting on a park bench together enjoying the view as Stellan and Rachelle play. I don't know which one of us enjoys our companionable silence more, but it's safe to say that there's not much more any mother could ask for.

Enjoy a few photos of Annie taken today at exactly 3 months old!


Rock-it Ruby said...

She's beautiful! And my guess is she'll be a quantum physicist; you can see in her eyes that she's obviously working out the formula for time travel :o)

Anonymous said...

Hi Krissie, she is beautiful and so aware...most babies are not going to stare at you like that.... Tell the family hello and Justin said to tell Stellan hi!


Karen said...

In grandchildren, Annie is the 7th oldest--and just as adorably cute and obviously intelligent as her predecessors.

Katie said...

Wow she is beautiful. And I love the way you describe her as a little equal.

Belle of the Blues said...

What a beautifully written post. She is so darling. Where did she get that dark hair?