I could make many excuses for not posting, but I have just been spending time I could be blogging spending time with Josephine. Are you jealous? If not you will be after looking at some of the pictures below.
I am sure a lot has happened in the almost two months since the last entry, but it kind of blends together, so here are the highlights. Josephine had her 4-month checkup on May 22nd. she is 25 inches tall (75th percentile) and 15 pounds, 1 ounce (80th percentile--what a chunky little monkey). Other than that, he said she looks like a happy baby interested in her surroundings and doing just fine.
She also started swimming lessons. These consist of Mommy holding her in the pool while they sing songs like "Popcorn Man" (this is Josephine's favorite) and "The Hokey-Pokey," or playing motorboat and 3-2-1 blastoff. So far she has not cried at all and is smiling quite a bit in the water. Here are some pictures of the little girl in her very stylish swimsuit.
The other fun thing we are doing now is trying to give her tastes of some solid (actually quite mushy) foods. So far rice cereal, applesauce, and cherries have not been hits (and the cherries nearly ruined some brand new clothes--Daddy really did not think that one through). But pineapple, on the other hand, was a big hit, and Josphine did not want to let it go.
There have been other events, visits from relatives, stroller strides exercise classes, playdates, babysitters, etc. And Jospehine smiles and laughs lots, and when she learns to make a new noise she makes it over and over. The latest is this weird gurly think that sounds like she is rolling her rs. It is pretty funny. And her new favorite position is grabbing her toes, as you can see in some of these pictures. Anyway, here is a big batch of our beautiful baby girl uninterrupted by my commentary.