Thursday, June 23, 2011

A New Move

I just caught Lydia trying these new moves...

She's not officially crawling, but it looks like she's very close!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fussy Baby

Last month, Lydia was extremely fussy.  I think she must have been growing because things were really tough.  One day, I was at my wits' end so I decided to try swaddling Lydia.  

Amazingly, she loved it!  It didn't exactly make her serene, but she thought the swaddle was hilarious.

Here's a sweet photo of baby and daddy.

Friday, June 10, 2011

One Crazy Baby

It has been such a joy to see Lydia's personality develop over the past few months.  Around 8 weeks, John and I had an inkling that Lydia would be a very interactive, engaged child.  By 12 weeks we knew that she would be smiley and energetic.  Now, we're wondering if we will ever be able to keep up with her!  She moves lightning-fast, squeals incessantly with delight (yes, it's cute at first, but after 8 hours non-stop and a 40 minute session each morning at 5:15am... not so cute), smiles at everyone, and is infectiously happy.

Strip this baby down to her diaper, and she goes hog wild!

 A couple weeks ago, she amused herself endlessly by attempting to throw her upper body out of her swing.

She loves to meet new friends...

Even if they aren't quite as excited to meet her!

Again, absolute delight at the removal of clothing!

 She also thinks that being swaddled is the MOST hilarious thing ever.  Especially when she's very upset about something (more on that in another post).

We call her a "thrill-seeker" because she loves all sorts of wild activities, including blanket rides.

Not sure about this one, but it makes me laugh.

Here she is, yet again, delighting in her baby nakedness.

She makes my heart melt! A rare moment of peace.

She loves to swim, and is quite pleased with herself on this occasion.  

Recently, Lydia has discovered the joy of exploration.  This week alone, I have found her under her swing and under my pile of ironing!

We love our sweet, little crazy baby!