Oh, I have lots of blogging to catch up on! I need to write a four-month post and an update on sweet Maisie's first Christmas -- I will summarize briefly and hope to get back on track later.
The highlights: still huge (16 lbs. 9 oz. and 27" long at four months), two teeth all the way through (the front bottom two), losing her hair, still hilarious and precious, a pro at rolling from her tummy to her back but not the other way yet. We had a brief setback with sleeping through the night over Christmas, but (knock on wood) she's sleeping better than ever now (10-11 hours). Her favorite things include: looking out her window at our SC flag, Sophie the Giraffe, the book Ten Tiny Tickles (we read it about four times a day), Curious George (by FAR her favorite stuffed animal), the Who song "Baba O'Riley," and staring/eavesdropping/flirting with strangers in stores and restaurants.
We had a wonderful Christmas in North Carolina with Jake's family. Maisie thoroughly enjoyed being the center of attention. She is a lucky little girl to have so many people who love her! She also engaged in intensive shopping training with the girls and so far, she can hang at the mall with the best of us. This will serve her well in the future. Unfortunately, our camera broke over Christmas so pictures are limited but I'll work on putting up the ones we do have.
The top picture is sweet Maisie yesterday, looking entirely too old and wearing a bow that lasted for all of five minutes. I'm not sure whether she pulled it out or it just fell out, but I didn't push my luck.
Happy new year!