Monday, May 12, 2008

Jumping Bean

Liviana acts like she is ready to jump up and start running around. This little girl is a mover and a shaker. Her little legs rarely stop moving. If she is sitting in her bouncy seat or swing she moves her feet non-stop with this look of eagerness on her face. When I change her diaper she pushes her feet off the floor and pushes up so she starts moving away from me. I am amazed by her energy and physical activity and strength at just under 4 months old. She already burns more calories because of her respiratory system, I can't imagine how many more she is burning with the frenzy of movement.

Our little miss is the sweetest. She is such an easy going little girl. She smiles and laughs all day long, mostly at her brother and sister. She is patient and content to just sit back and watch the activity if I am busy with something. She is loving her Bumbo seat, like such a big girl. She is completely enamored with her daddy. Mile and Aria loved their daddy but it is obvious that he is something extra special to her. She will just stare at him as soon as he walks in a room. At dinner last night I held her on my lap and she looked up at him the whole time with a huge smile on her face. I think it was their time together in the hospital all those nights that created a special bond.

I have not had any new concerns about her bowels. She also rarely has any issues with reflux. I was able to modify my diet enough to eliminate any triggers and she has been completely unmedicated since February. When I was first pregnant with Aria in 2004 I eliminated caffeine from my diet and since I have always been either pregnant, breastfeeding or both since then I am still caffeine free. I had started drinking decaf in the mornings but I noticed that it bothered Liviana so that too has gone by the way side. It is an easy sacrifice to make for my sweet girl though. Hot tea in the morning gives me the illusion of a warm cup of coffee.

She has her 4 month appointment on May 18th. I really have no idea how much she weighs. I would say 12lbs. some odd ounces. Your guess is as good as mine though. i will be sure to update after her appointment for everyone.

The pictures are what I wanted to share with you the most. Isn't she just a doll? Not a day goes by that my eyes don't well up with tears as I look at her perfect self in my arms. I remember my emotions of fear during our pregnancy and those frightening early days in NICU and here she is, healthy, happy and brightening our days.

Enjoy the pictures and I will update after her next appointment.


Anonymous said...

she sounds so much like Sabrina--she too loves to look around, sits up as much as possible, and is very social--get her "talking" and she does not shut up. Are we not blessed? In Sabrina's case, she is fascinated by Douglas, altho loves to be held by anybody. Love Liviana's pictures--she gets cuter every day, I will bet.

Jean, Sabrina's gma

Fer said...

I'm glad she's doing so good.

Elizabeth said...

She is amazing - her whole face lights up with her smile! I love the picture of Livy and her big sister! Need to save that when the are fighting over "phone time as teenagers" ;-)!

With thoughts and prayers,