Friday, October 8, 2010

4 months

Hi guys, it's the Biscuit.

Yes, it's still a ridiculous nickname, but my mom can't stop using it and I've decided to embrace it. If you look at me and say, "Biscuit!" I'll give you a huge smile.

Of course I'll give you a huge smile if you just make eye contact, but it's more fun when we can have back and forth smile/babble conversations.

I turned 4 months old on Monday. I can stand straight on my legs for a super long time and I can do awesome baby push-ups. My favorite is to push up my giant head, rest on my forearms for support, and look all around my world with big eyes, a bigger smile, and triple chins.

My mom says my most distinctive trait is my smiling. I do it all. the. time. It's my default. I only don't smile when I'm super mad and that's usually because I have waited for my bottle for TOO LONG. I'm really quite patient and I'll wait my turn to be attended, but I'm so good that sometimes my parents forget I'm even hungry and then I have to yell at them.

But I forgive quickly.

Because I am the Biscuit.

My big brother is the coolest and I smile extra often for him- he doesn't even have to make eye contact. I get to sit next to him in the car and it's awesome. He likes me a lot too and he always shows me things when we're on walks. I love walks. I face my mommy when I'm in the stroller and spend the whole time smiling at her and chewing on my hands.

My hands are delicious. They're even better when one of my burp cloths is draped over them and I can chew on the fabric. I have fancy teethers, but fabric is my favorite.

I laugh now! My family LOVES it. So far the best way to get me to do it is to blow on my belly or sing the ABC song. My mommy says she doesn't know why the ABCs are so funny but they are!

Oh and I just realized my daddy has a beard! It's scratchy and I like to touch it. I still love baths and take one with mommy almost every night. I love to sit next to her in the tub while she holds me and we just relax and let all our stress melt away.

I'm a super sleeper- 11 hours straight since I was about 2 months old, and I take a 4-5 hour nap in the middle of the day. My reflux is all better and I get to try soy formula soon! Hopefully I'm not allergic to that too because my special formula is yucky and mommy says it's really expensive. I stare at my family's food when they eat it and I'm so jealous I don't get to have any, but the doctor said that can change today! I'm an enthusiastic eater, so mommy and daddy think I'm going to love eating real food.

I got shots today at the doctor. It was terrible. I was giving one of my best smiling performances and had been keeping up a steady stream of conversation with the doctors and nurses and then suddenly one of them stabbed me! I was so shocked I didn't even cry at first. Then I crumbled and I was so offended that didn't smile again until I got home. But then I couldn't help it. Smiling is my favorite.

My life is pretty awesome. I have lots of favorite people and get lots of smiles and cuddles and bottles. I love singing and sleeping and eating and looking at my brother. I am very content and can sit in my bumpo and watch the world go by for lots of minutes. When I wake up in the morning I just lay in bed and chew on my hands and wait for somebody to get me. I almost never cry. Because crying means I can't be smiling! Happy 4 months to me.

With love and biscuits,

P.S. Mommy wants me to report that I'm 15 lbs. 14 oz. (90%), 25 inches (75%), big head (90%).


  1. :). That made me so happy. I wish my four month old could meet her and they could smile at each other. He needs to start the baby laughing soon, too!

  2. She is so sweet. You deserve a calm, smiley baby after all you went through with Landon!

  3. Just.too.adorable.for.words! Oh and those triple chins...yummy! :)


  4. So huge! And so gorgeous. That smile is awesome. :)

    PS: And I have the box of clothes ready to send and IN MY CAR. It will happen, I promise! :)

  5. Well, I am glad to see that at least Clairebear knows what her name is, even if no one else does! :D

    Sweet post, she sounds unbelievable.

  6. Oh Biscuit... you are just tooooo cute! I think your head is BEAUTIFUL, even if a tad on the large side. :)

  7. This has little to do with this post. I just want to say that I love your blog and I want to confess that I read it because I cannot believe that there are men like your husband. Not that he's angelic, but the way in which you describe how loving & supportive he is gives me some hope. Thanks for sharing.

  8. A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E!!!!! You have a precious family!!! Thanks for sharing them with us!

    Patty from TX

  9. Happy four month birthday "Biscuit." She is soooo cute. <3

  10. I know this is unsolicited advice but I noticed Biscuit's rosy cheeks - looks like sort of a baby heat rash. My middle daughter suffered w/ that also and the only thing that ever really helped was using moist chamomille tea bags. Make yourself a cup of tea (or give it to her instead of water) and then use the cooled tea bag and dab it on her sweet cheeks. It really works. She's an absolute doll!!

  11. Thanks Anon! I hadn't heard of that nice remedy (I drink chamomille tea all the time at night). I think her particular pink cheeks are from her allergies- they've been terrible and she just rubs on her cheeks and eyes all the time, and then it doesn't help that we're always wiping her nose with a rag or tissue. I've been putting Eucerin ointment on them and now they look all back to their normal levels of light pinkness!

  12. Happy 4 months pretty baby!