Samantha in December

This month, instead of pictures of Samantha, we have a video. The video clip shows her latest pass time (first pass time?). When she is in the right mood, she has started to babble to us. She looks us in the eyes and babbles for several minutes. Cynthia captured this clip of her a few days ago and is a good example of what she will do. We can’t remember much from when Matthew was that age, but we don’t remember him doing this, or perhaps not to this degree.

Of course, Matthew was ahead of her on rolling over. Samantha had her four month check up and the only thing on the list she wasn’t doing was rolling over. Although our memory is fuzzy, we are sure Matthew was doing that on time. But it isn’t much of a concern and certainly Samantha will be rolling over soon enough. She is holding her head up very well and is very steady. And at her last measurement during her check up, she had reached 11 pounds, 11 ounces.

Even better, she is starting to sleep though the night. Several times now, she will have her last feeding around 7:00 or 8:00 and then not wake up for another feeding until 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning which is pretty good. I think she made it to 5:00 once. I suppose this is her Christmas present to us, which we will take gladly.

But best of all, she is just as good natured as ever. Only rarely does she cry out and usually when she does it is because she is scared. When she is hungry, she smacks her lips and gives us other signals but doesn’t cry much at all. She is all smiles and she giggled the other day when I was changing her. Cynthia thinks I tickled her a bit. Not sure what it was but it was a funny sound.

It is nearly Christmas as I write this and I hope to get some pictures of events around the house here tomorrow. Until then, Merry Christmas to everyone.

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