On Monday my sweet girl turned 4 months old! I love that she’s getting bigger and developing her own little personality but it makes me sad to think that (what feels like) just yesterday she was this teeny little newborn. I feel like I’m missing a lot now that I’m back to work full time.
Can you see why it’s so hard for me to be away from her for 9 hours each day? I just want to kiss on her cheeks all the time! I just love this girl so much. If I didn’t have to work, I wouldn’t. At least not while she’s so young. But there is just no way we could afford it. Plus, my work has better health insurance and with me having diabetes, health insurance is a must. In about 2 years, when all of our credit card debt is paid off we might be able to swing it but for now I just have to make the most of the evenings and weekends.
Speaking of weekends, I am so thankful that Scarlett rolled over for the first time on my watch! This past Saturday she finally rolled over! She had gotten close but could never figure out what to do with her one arm.
That right arm would keep her from getting all the way over. Well, that and the fact her feet kept getting stuck in the slats of her crib. She scared the crap outta me the other morning because of that. I was getting ready for work in the bathroom, right next to her room, while she played in her crib. All of the sudden I heard her cry like I’ve never heard her cry before. I run into her room to find her feet stuck out the side of the crib. She’s done it a few times since then but that first time scared her. Silly girl.
Yes, I am the mean mommy who takes a picture of my crying child, just to document that she rolled over. Please ignore Beaker dragging his butt on the carpet. Stupid dog.
In knitting news, I haven’t started on either of the hats I want to make her yet but I did finish a hat for a sweet baby girl who was born a few weeks ago. This little girl’s big brother was in my Two Year Old class two years ago and they gave Scarlett that little grey blanket in the picture of her almost rolling over. It’s a little mouse lovey. I had to make their new baby a hat, because, well, all babies deserve something hand knit. So, I made her this:
You can find the pattern here. It’s free! The flower came out of a book called, “100 flowers to Knit and Crochet”
Yeah, it was hard to give away. But it’s always hard to give my hand knits away. I’m fairly certain they will appreciate it, so that’s a comfort.
And I leave you with my smiley girl. Happy four month birthday sweet girl! I love you more than words can ever say!