Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Dahlia rolled over yesterday...from back to left side to belly.

Monday, July 17, 2006

dahlia had a real laugh on saturday, 7/15/06.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Dahlia now plays with her hands and with toys. She also surprised me by rolling from back to side, both sides. How long has she been able to do this? It made me think for a minute what else am I missing?

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Dahlia is in her 10th week of life and it is just flying by. She is so sweet and engaging, alert and observant. She seems to enjoy a good oogle and holds a very persistent, steady gaze of faces in front of her. She smiles very easily with most happy faces. Dahlia likes to coo and does such girly things like raising her shoulders slightly and squinting her eyes with a big smile and squeak. Her eyelashes curl up on the sides just like the eyelashes in children's drawings that distinguish girls from boys. She has a very subtle dimple in her right cheek, just like Brad, and when she isn't being super smiley, her eyes look just like his, too. She spends most of her days tucked inside the sling while I chase Elias around. We enjoy time gazing at each other and chatting during Elias's nap and at bedtime. She's really quite a baby, she also seems like an old soul.

Her baby acne has thankfully cleared up. We are battling with some insidious yeast at present. A few days ago, she donned some stunning purple lips! Purple people eater is what we told others. Brad teased her quite relentlessly which made her coo and smile all the more. Elias thought I painted her lips purple. I feared this might have planted some interesting ideas into his little mind involving his favorite purple marker.

Dahlia likes to do this thing where you hover over her and she reaches up her arms to your face. She likes it when you give her little fists a big kiss, she pulls them away and then swings them back up high for more kisses. She has also started to make friends with some of her toys with particularly smiley faces, she laughs abd coos at them and bats at them with her fists, too.

Yesterday, Dahlia went in her for first glamour shots! She was a natural! She smiled right on cue and looked absolutely adorable in every shot! The photographer couldn't believe she was only 10 weeks. You can see some of her posing skills and arm action in these shots.

When I was putting her to sleep tonight, I was just in awe of how truly wonderful our family is and how much I am looking forward to all that is to come with us.