If you needed an update on "The Cuteness," well here it is. Wyle is already four months old and has doubled in weight since we brought her home. Everyone says how fast this happens, but even still, it is quite remarkable. She learned to roll over this week and now every time I turn around she is on her belly. She even likes to sleep on her belly, which I admit makes me worry, but my mom reminds me that's how they were advised to let babies sleep a generation ago. I made it, and so did my husband, so I guess I will give up worrying over that.
She is still as smiley and happy as ever, which makes me smiley and happy. She is so observant now, studying pages in the books we read and taking in all the colors and shapes at the grocery store. She also loves to look closely at the orchids at the botanical garden. I think they are so bold in shape and color that they are attractive to her eye. I can just see her absorbing all that information through her eyes and into her brain. It is impossible to know exactly what she thinks of things, but I know there is a lot going on up there.
I remarked to my husband this week that I am glad we waited so long to have children. I used to be uptight about a lot of things, but at 32, I have learned to go with the flow and to not just live in the moment, but to appreciate the moment. I won't say I don't think about things I need to do and want to do, without wishing I had time to do them, but being able to let them go so I can enjoy what is at hand with Wyle is something I could not have done so well when I was younger. I mean, look at that face. It is difficult to look at that face and wish I were doing anything else but being with her.