Brielle is four months

DSC_7641On May 12 Brielle turned four months. On this day Isaiah, Brielle and I were visiting Amanda and the horse that she rides right now, Lexi. Isaiah was asleep in his carseat when we arrived at the barn so I took some pictures with Brielle beside the car until he woke up. She was so fascinated by the grass!

Four months. This stage is my favorite! Brielle is such a content baby, playing with toys while she’s laying on her back, looking at things while laying on her tummy.

DSC_7631During this month Brielle learned to giggle. She giggled a couple times when she was 2-3 months but between 3-4 months it became so much more regular. She also has become so chatty. We keep saying she’ll have to speak up to get a word in edge wise with her brother around, so maybe she’s practicing already. Did I mention that I love this age?

During this month she also learned to roll from her tummy to her back. She’s officially on the move! No more leaving her in the middle of mommy’s bed while I tidy our room or walk away.

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Hmmm. This is new. How did I get here?!

Isaiah and Brielle together just gets more fun too. I remember when I was freaking out about having two so close, one of my dear sisters said “just wait until he makes her smile, or they interact with one another. Then you’ll see how fun it is to have them close in age!” It’s been so true. Isaiah can make her coo and giggle which really amazes me. He is usually quite concerned that she has a toy near her. His latest is that he gives her a hockey stick, a ball, a rattle, a stuffed animal and piles them all on top of her in her bouncy chair… sometimes even a bus. He also is anxious to share his food with her by pressing whatever he is eating up to her lips. Her time will come, buddy. For now, breast milk is enough.

DSC_5160 DSC_7784 DSC_7790 Brielle must take after her daddy because her favourite time of day is morning. For a while now she wakes up chatting and cooing away. 6:30 hits and like a faithful alarm clock she starts cooing and talking. The best kind of alarm clock one could ask for! Usually I can doze on and off for a bit before her coos turn more into sqwaks “okay mom, I’m ready to start the day”.waking upBetween 3-4 months Brielle learned to sleep so well. She seems to have adjusted to life outside the womb. Her evenings were much happier and aside from when she is hungry or tired, it’s rare to see her upset.

Briella-bella, as we affectionately call you, you bring so much joy! We love you dear!

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Brielle turned three months old

Brielle turned three months old on April 12, one of our first days in Florida. During our time there were soaking in the sun and taking a break from uploading photos and writing blog posts. She’s actually turned four months now, but we’re going to take a minute to flash back to when she turned three months old.

DSC_7164 DSC_7168 DSC_7169 DSC_7174 DSC_7176During this third month of Brielle’s life her smiles were really apparent. Her specialty is the big open mouth smile at just the smallest things. She is so quick to smile and brings joy to us all! Her expressions become more animated all the time.

DSC_7154Brielle’s first trip to the ocean was just the day before she turned three months. She had a nice nap on the beach (inside of her stroller)… I’m sure the first of many! I think she already loves the ocean almost as much as her mommy.

DSC_7547Brielle does really well with tummy time. She likes to push herself up and look around. Its amazing to see how strong she is already.

The past couple weeks she has started looking at toys and following them if they go out of her sight. She has also just started reaching for toys as she sits in her bouncy chair. Right before leaving for Florida she started chatting when she was sitting in her chair. I remember Isaiah at this age as well– when left alone, full of things to say to those little toys.

Brielle as we know you more we love you more. You’re such a joy to your Mom, Dad and little brother. We love you!

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