Sleeping with a smile on her face...
Disturbed by my nosy picture taking...
Didn't take her long
to warm up.
The new one is feeling much better and in a delightful stage. She spends her free time on a blanket lined floor in happy baby pose, rolling from side to side on her back like an up turned turtle and admiring her own sweet toes.
Unlike most five month-olds who prefer to sit up in your arms showing off their hard won balance and muscle control, our New One leans right in and holds tight when you pick her up. She's supporting herself, she just likes to do it close and snugly with her arms as far around your neck as she can manage.
Hugs every time you lift her? This is an incredibly rewarding child to parent.
Still hoping we get to keep doing it.