A third of a year has flown by since we became Annabelle's parents! It's insane... I almost don't even believe it. Except the joy that is in my heart all the time now. Waking up to this precious girl each ad every day is the best.
I walk into her room, and I turn off her sound machine and humidifier and pull back the curtains and open the blinds to let the natural light take over. Then, I walk over to Annabelle's crib, and a giant, goofy smile peers up at me. I poke her nose, and she giggles. She is delighted to see me every single morning, and that's such a special feeling.
These past four months have been the best ever.
We're still calling her many nicknames, but the ones that are sticking around the most are: Anna Banana, A-Belle, Hungry Hungry Hippo, Annabellina, Stinkerbelle, Smellybelle, and Waaannabelle, and Cheeky. And despite her tiny tiny tiny hair growth, Dan has dubbed her as Baldylocks, which is cute in its own way too.
Annabelle is wearing 0-3 month AND 3 month clothing now. She's finally growing a ton... and so far, she is super tall and lanky, but the doctors are happy with her weight too - she has more than DOUBLED her birth weight - YAY! All that pumping I'm still doing is working! I'm able to feed her AND store 1-2 feedings in the freezer every day. My stash has slowly grown to over 700 ounces in the freezer, and I am super proud of that!
She really has grown so much! I get sad thinking about how quickly she is growing, but I'm also so excited to see her achieve new milestones. It's bittersweet seeing her grow out of things and learn new things. Annabelle is SO close to rolling over back to tummy (she already rolls tummy to back), and she is teething hardcore... so maybe by her five month update I'll have more to share!