Today Ramona is 3 months old. It's really amazing to me to see how much she's changed in just 3 short months. These last few weeks of the "fourth trimester" have been so fun. Watching the magic and beauty of the universe unfold right in front of her newly opened eyes, well, it's been incredible. This stage of alertness and curiousity is inspiring. Every day she discovers something new in the simplicity of her surroundings. For example, did you know that she has hands? And have you met that baby in the mirror? She's pretty cute. There's also a furry creature around that is starting to pique her interest. She's a busy, busy girl. Babbling away, grabbing at everything, and mimicking Mom and Dad. Oh, and drooling. Lots of drooling.
The three of us have begun to emerge from the fog of new life, new parenthood, and new challenges. We recently ended a 10 week battle with thrush (which I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy) and Ramona's sleeping patterns, though a bit inconsistent, are totally manageable. The love I have for this girl is vast and boundless. Each day I just don't know how I could love her any more, but the love keeps growing and growing.
; And now, I present to you, the Evolution of a Roll, in three parts. This is what sheer determination looks like in its most raw and instinctual form. ; ; ; So, so proud of my big girl!