November 13, 2008
This little girl is 3 months old today. She is quite the chatter-box, moreso than Hattie was if I remember correctly. If Mary Ellen is awake, she's either cooing or smiling, and if she's not doing either of those things, she's usually tired. She's a happy baby. In fact, I've had the thought that we should've named her Joy, but then she wouldn't be named after her great-great grandmother, now would she :)!
Mary Ellen's biggest accomplishment this month is that she laughed out loud for the first time on Monday. It was by accident. She was as surprised as I was. Something startled her, and I laughed because babies are so cute when they startle, I think. Then she laughed as if she got the humor in it all, too. She's our little booger!
Mary Ellen loves to watch her big sister play around her. Hattie is her favorite source of entertainment. I also started putting her in the bumbo this month, and she loves it and holds her head well.
My only real complaint is that she's still not sleeping through the night; she still gets up around 2 a.m. to eat and then sometimes at 5:30 a.m. What a blessed mama am I to have that as my only present "hardship!" Blogs have opened up a whole new world for me, and after reading about so many struggles that parents go through with their sick babies and children, I am so thankful for this perfectly healthy little pumpkin no matter what the hour!
And I'm just as thankful for her "lively" big sister, too!
Happy 3 month birthday, Mary Ellen. You're getting blonder and stronger by the day! And who would have thought that your brown-eyed parents could produce such pretty blue eyes in such a pretty little munchkin!
Wisdom From the Pope
“The inalienable dignity of every human being and the rights which flow from that dignity - in the first place the right to life and the defense of life - are at the heart of the church's message." Pope John Paul ended his address, saying: "In spite of divisions among Christians, 'all those justified by faith through baptism are incorporated into Christ...brothers and sisters in the Lord.'" Pope John Paul 2