Allie’s 1 Month Birthday

It has been an exciting time for us: Allie has been a fun and also challenging addition to the family. Everything we do is according to her schedule, so it has been hard to keep the blog updated with what we have been up to. I’ll try to do some more detailed updates of what’s been happening since Allie’s 1-week birthday blog. But for now, a quick pictorial of Alya who turned 1 month old last Friday (August 22).

(As always, hover over the pictures for captions)

[[image:allie39a.jpg:I’m a month old now!:center:0]]

It has been an exciting, sleep-deprived month, but it has definitely been a lot of fun. Every day is new, and every day Allie grows a little more, learns something new, and begins to respond more to us. As Vin put it, she has reduced all of us adults into a bunch of babbling fools, but if she babbles back in response, that just stokes our fire and we renew our babbling efforts!

There have been good times…

[[image:allie37a.jpg:Look at me smile!:center:0]]

…and bad times…

[[image:allie31a.jpg:Hey, who took away the milk?:center:0]]

Mostly, she’s been observing us and learning the ropes.

[[image:allie32a.jpg:A little sceptical, but not too bad!:center:0]]

Sometimes she feels like napping like she was still in utero:

[[image:allie33a.jpg:Aaaaaah, just like before!:center:0]]

[[image:allie34a.jpg:Ex utero but almost back there:center:0]]

She has been practising her smiles:

[[image:allie38a.jpg:Let’s smile!:center:0]]

[[image:allie40a.jpg:Giggle giggle:center:0]]

[[image:allie41a.jpg:Slightly amused:center:0]]

[[image:allie42a.jpg:That was a good joke:center:0]]

Also increasing her CQ (Cuteness Quotient)

[[image:allie36a.jpg:Hey, what’s going on over there?:center:0]]

[[image:allie35a.jpg:Teehee! How cute am I?:center:0]]

And lots of eating and sleeping. Here’s one of Vin’s favorite poses:

[[image:allie43a.jpg:G’night y’alls:center:0]]

It’s been a blast! Tok and Opah have had lots of time with Allie, and without Opah to make sure we all eat and nap during the day, who knows what we would have done. ūüôā Thanks for all the help, Opah and Tok!

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