I was going to make a Wordless Wednesday post but then I realized that I have some stuff to say! But never fear, there will be pictures as well. A couple weeks ago we did an impromptu photo shoot with Rose from Rosemary Photography, with J modeling some baby tutus by Ruthie of Ruthie's Uniform. I think you'll agree, they turned out fairly irresistible:
This sort of posed photography isn't usually my cup of tea - I am wary of objectification and really prefer photojournalist-style pictures - but Rose knows her stuff. Of course it doesn't hurt that my baby is pretty much the most adorable person I know.
We took J to her four-month old well baby check-up yesterday, and she's doing great. Her weight and head size are holding steady in the 35-40th percentile but her height has just shot up! At 25.75 inches long my girl is now in the 90th percentile. Our sweet tall baby girl! Of course, those numbers don't mean much at this age, but so far she's only gone up - at her 1 month she was 40th percentile for height, at 2 months she was 60th. It feels good to receive confirmation that we have a happy healthy baby. Of course after her second round of vaccinations she was not so much "happy." But she was a champ about it overall.
I feel like I'm settling in to this new phase of life, this motherhood thing. Now that the weather is warmer J and I are out and about a lot. I haven't gotten very many offensive comments - although someone asks me about her whenever we're out and about together. I don't mind, I like talking about my baby. I'm starting to feel like I don't have to explain myself anymore when J isn't with me and I tell someone I'm a new mother. The next question is always "how old is your baby?" and when I'd answer "6 weeks" or "two months" I always felt the need to stave off the inevitable "oh, wow you look great for giving birth just ___ weeks/months ago!" (I'm never sure how to feel about that one - do they mean that I look like I could have been pregnant recently and just am on the road to getting my body back? Or should I just take it as a compliment, because I do look great for someone who adopted a baby ____ weeks ago and has been living on less sleep and more processed food than I'm used to? But then, nobody has said "oh well you must have adopted, just look at you! No way you gave birth just ____ ago!") You see how my brain works.
Now there are just three weeks of school left this quarter, and I'm hoping we'll get a court date before the end of March. Life is sweet, busy, overwhelming and wonderful. Which is pretty much how I like it.