Monday, August 01, 2011

3 Months are gone already??

Charity Ruth
3 months old

It's hard to believe three months have already past. And yet, it feels like she's always been with us. Time is such a funny thing, isn't it? We wait & wait for something, and it seems like it's forever. Then we blink, and it's gone.
Ruthie is a precious baby girl. We love her more than words could express & couldn't imagine life without her. She's very loved by her big sisters as well. And she thinks they're the greatest things ever... she'll just smile and smile at them as long as they stand in front of her talking. I can't wait to see how their relationships grow as she gets bigger.
Ruthie sleeps through the night now, and has been since about 9 weeks old. She's still nursing well, but will take a bottle if we need her too: that's a blessing! She smiles, and coos, and her most recent development is rolling over (from tummy to back). She hasn't rolled from back to tummy yet, and I'm okay with that. I'm not ready for her first "steps" of mobility!! She will lie on her back and stare & coo at the ceiling fan: a favorite among many babies I think.
She really is a happy baby over all. She has typical spells of fussiness, but they're quickly resolved with food or sleep. She's the first ever thumb sucker of the Haddock children! Mommy couldn't be happier about this. I know many people have many different opinions on thumb sucking, but after having Catie and her major attachment issues with her pacifier, I'll take a self-soothing thumb sucker any day!

I'll end with some sweet shots I grabbed this afternoon:
*gotta love the drool*

*smiling through fingers*

*do you see the dimple? i love it!*

Charity Ruth, we love you & praise God for placing you in our lives. You are a blessing more than you will ever know. We continue to pray for God to give you a heart that knows His love, loves Him in return, and that will follow Him wherever He leads you.


Katrina said...

I can't believe it either! She is such a little chunka-monk! (especially compared to my pipsqueak) So cute though!

Rebecca Burgener said...

Just look at those chubby little cheeks!

None of my kids have been thumb suckers, and I almost wish one would be just because it's cute.

I hope she breaks the thumb sucking habit easily when the time comes that she needs too. Until then, enjoy it!