And just like that, another month has gone by. Alya turned 4 months old yesterday. It seems so unreal that she is now 4 months old, and able to do more and more, and becoming her own little person. She now squeals and babbles regularly, sometimes going into the only-dogs-can-hear-her register. She is starting to sleep better at nights (and thus, so are we), and wakes up happy and smiling (as do her parents). She’s really tugging and yanking at the hanging animals on the gymini, and has been busily at work massacreing Yellow Belly (the little hanging insect at her right-hand side off the car seat handle) and the Bee Buzzer. She can almost sit up on her own (I need to give her very little support), and she can stand and support her weight if we hold her up. She’s just learning new things every day! It’s totally exciting to see her do something that even 2 days ago she had trouble doing.
[[image:allie103a.jpg:Smiling at Daddy:center:0]]
This entry has a bunch of baby pictures all taken yesterday on her birthday itself, so consider yourselves warned. 🙂
* Mouse over pictures for captions
Hanging out with Daddy in the morning has become a tradition. She enjoys hanging out in the stroller, as well as her other amusements (gymini 1, gymini 2, vibrating chair, swing, etc.).
[[image:allie97a.jpg:Hmmm, pi equals 3.14159:center:0]]
[[image:allie98a.jpg:What? There’s more numbers?:center:0]]
[[image:allie99a.jpg:OMG! It never ends? That’s irrational!!!:center:0]]
While Allie still enjoys lying in Daddy’s lap, and Bingo still makes her laugh, she can now stand on Daddy’s lap!
[[image:allie100a.jpg:One foot on each leg:center:0]]
[[image:allie102a.jpg:What a fun time!:center:0]]
She had a change of clothes, and was exhausted by all the morning activities:
And look – Allie is wearing the red sweater that Opah knitted for her! Yayyyy!! Very festive!
[[image:allie105a.jpg:I like my sweater!:center:0]]
[[image:allie106a.jpg:Practising her smile:center:0]]
[[image:allie107a.jpg:Already a skeptic?:center:0]]
[[image:allie108a.jpg:Pulling on Daddy’s hat string:center:0]]
But then, it was discovered that the red sweater needed to be washed as it was leaving little red threads all over (Allie’s Mak didn’t think to wash the sweater first). As Allie is now bringing everything into her mouth, she had to put on a different extra shirt:
[[image:allie109a.jpg:Mak and Allie, fascinated by feet:center:0]]
[[image:allie110a.jpg:View from her foot:center:0]]
[[image:allie111a.jpg:Daddy, don’t you think you’ve taken enough pictures of me today?:center:0]]
Sadly, we were not yet done hounding the little munchkin. (Who needs paparazzi when you have proud parents?)
[[image:allie113a.jpg:Playing on other gymini:center:0]]
[[image:allie114a.jpg:Drooling on Daddy’s shoulder:center:0]]
[[image:allie115a.jpg:Munching Giggle Bunny’s ear:center:0]]
(Didn’t I just say she’s into putting things in her mouth?) 😉
Finally, after her bath, it was bedtime for little girls. Happy 4 Month Birthday, baby girl! One last picture to close out the entry:
[[image:allie112a.jpg:Happy on her favorite pillow:center:0]]