March 25, 2014

Miss Marilyn is FOUR Months Old!

Marley is Four Months Old!


How old are you?
Four months old (but wearing 9 month clothes!)

Do you have any nicknames?
Munchkin, Munch, Munch Munch. When I'm really fussy Mom goes, "Marilyn" and when I'm really pushing my luck I hear, "Marilyn Elizebeth."

What makes you happy?
- Kato.  He lets me snuggle sometimes.  And if I'm lucky, I end up with a fist full of Kato hair.
- Grandma and Grandpa's house.  With all the craziness going on with the new house, their house is the only peace and quiet I get around here.

What makes you sad?
Being tired. It's the worst.

What is your favorite animal?
An orca. I really channel their behavior during tummy time. Arched back, toes and arms in the air, chin up. Plus, I know how it feels to be trapped in a CAGE (I mean carseat...).

What is your favorite thing to eat?
Nothing. I just want real food.  Whenever people are eating around me, I just start chewing away.  I figure that at some point, they'll see I'm ready and finally feed me the good stuff.

What is your favorite thing to do?
Be a burrito.  Or a crepe.  Really any excuse to get naked and snuggle with my blanket is fine by me.

What is your favorite song?
"Let it go" from Frozen.  I squeal in the car and sing along. I have high hopes that someday Mom and Dad will do this.

What is your favorite TV show?
Clifford the Big Red Dog.  Grandma says Friday is really Friday Fun Day so I get to watch the big box.  It's pretty wonderful.  It's really too bad that Clifford can't come and play every morning.  I think Kato and Mango would really like another friend.

What are you really good at?
Smiling.  I've been flirting with all the workmen around here.  Hopefully they'll fall for my moves and pick up the pace.  One quick grin and a few little giggles is all it takes...

What is your favorite movie?
No movies this month.  However, I'm still intrigued by the baby TV in Mom and Dad's room.  It's my size.  It should really go in my room.

What is your favorite color?
Cabana Bay. That's the color of our new front door and the bathrooms and I LOVE it. So bright and cheerful.

Who is your best friend?
Mr. Bunny.  Sometimes his twin brother even shows up at Grandma's house.  When I'm really tired I get to nap with both of them so I don't knock my pacifier out of my mouth.  Apparently everyone likes to spend time with Grandma and Grandpa.

What do you and mom do together?
We organize things for the new house.  Pack, pack, pack.  Call, make lists, visit the workman.  I'm a great little trooper and help Mom keep things in line.

What do you and dad do together?
We play the paci game.  Daddy puts it in my mouth...I throw it to the other side of the crib and cry...Daddy comes back in and puts the paci back in my mouth...I throw it to the other side of the crib and cry...

What is your favorite sport?
Yoga.  There's a lot of back arching and body throwing going on these days.  I mean I DID roll over this month.

Where is your favorite place to go?
The new house!

What is your favorite book?
Goodnight Moon.  Such a peaceful book.

What do you think about before you fall asleep?
Eating.  I've resorted to munching on my sleeping bag before bed.  Mom and Dad really need to step up their game with the bedtime snacks around here.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
An interior designer.  I've spent the last month at Osh, Home Depot, Carpet One, Kelly Moore, Pottery Barn online...etc. I've seen paint swatch after paint swatch and I've looked at more area rugs than I care to admit.  I've helped Mom and Dad pick out new hardware and bath fixtures.  We've got a good vision looking and I can't wait to see the final product.

Month 4 passed in the blink of an eye.  I'm now back to work and in the swing of things.  Grant and I missed our first milestone as working parents when Marley rolled over with Grandma.  And we bought a house.  And we did a ton of work to the house.  Marley has been such a trooper amidst all the planning, packing, organizing and constant trips to various stores to get supplies.  She's gone with the flow and put up with the chaos.  She still loves her sleep, although the teething threw off her 10-12 hours of sleep a night routine.  We are teething in full force now and she is drooling up a storm.  Most days we go through a few outfits because they end up soaking wet...even with a bib.  She's trying to stick everything in her mouth and is learning she has a gag reflex (GROSS!).  She continues to get cuter and more snuggly each day.  When I pick her up after work each day, I can tell how much she's grown in just a few hours.  She is learning her name and continues to love when we get home from work each day.  She is full of smiles and thinks that Grant and I are SO funny.  She bursts out into laughter over absolutely nothing; but she really loves sounds right now.  And being a burrito/crepe/wrap/etc.  Naked time wrapped in her fleece blanket is her absolute favorite time of the day.  She makes her dinosaur noises and squeals with delight.  We love her so much and can't wait to see what the next month brings!

1 comment:

  1. How is she 4 months old already??? And omg how do you work/parent/buy a house/fix up said house/move/find time to sleep??? Super woman!!


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