I’m just coming to realize what a wonderful baby Elsa is. She’s super chill. Doesn’t cry much. Sleeps a lot. In fact, she’s been sleeping from the time we go to bed until 6:00 or 6:30 for the past week and a half. I have only myself to blame for how tired I am.
She’s quite patient with her brothers, one of whom likes to get right in her face to give her hugs and kisses, and the other of whom has been guilty of throwing balls that land in her basket as she’s lying in it.
We’ve enjoyed coming up with fun outfits for her to wear and styling her hair and generally doing whatever we can think of that is stereotypically girly. She hasn’t complained about it one bit.
She’s looking quite chubby these days. Last time I took her to the doctor he said she’d gone from being a skinny baby to being a thin baby. I think she’s probably gone from being a thin baby to being average. That’s my guess, but I haven’t measured or weighed her so I don’t really know.
It’s pretty easy to want to hold her all day long just because she’s so chill. She doesn’t scream or squirm much, but she does seem to get a little lonely sometimes if she senses no one is close by and she’ll let us know she’d like to be in on the action.
Her chin seems to be her defining feature. It is so small and round, like a marble. It quivers like a leaf in the breeze. Her round cheeks hang down around it and make it look even smaller and more delicate than it probably is.
And her eyes. Still the color of denim. I can’t imagine they will stay that way, but it is a fun fantasy. I’m looking forward to seeing how they develop over the next several months.
She’s cute. In a very “this is exactly what a baby is supposed to look like” kind of way. We often tell her so. But we also tell her that it won’t be too long before she’s cute because she actually is cute, and not simply because she has a round head and round eyes and a round nose and mouth (and chin).
We like her cuteness, but we like her more because she’s such good company. Not demanding, happy to just sit and observe, happy to be there amidst all the action. She fits right in.