12 weeks old today!

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Mirah-bella,

We've been calling you that a lot lately because it seems to suit you. You are a true beauty inside and out. This past month has been a big one for you. Here is what you've been up to:

1. Better Sleep--On the night of April 19, 2008 you slept a record 7.5 hours!! We had spent the previous day at the beach with Uncle Scott and Adriana. You were such a good girl. The day was sunny, but there was a chilly breeze. That day your outfit transformed into something quite strange by the time we left the beach. Here's how it went down... Start-- wearing dress from Grandma Sue (see previous post, and yes, you wore it 2 days in a row!) Next came the sun hat--- a little too big and not all that warm. Then came the pink hoodie for added warmth and to help the sun hat stay on. Then of course we had to add the matching pink pants. All of this and you still had on that dress. You were warm and protected from the sun. Mommy's job was complete. Only thing, you looked like a little bag lady. Sorry, babe.

2. the cutest little sounds-- You've gotten so much more verbal these day. You love to imitate the sounds we make. It's quite amazing. One night Daddy said "hi" to you and you responded with "hi." We looked at each other in shock. "Who took away our little baby and replaced her with a toddler?" You did this one more time and that's been it. No more "hi's " for us. I guess that means you are still a baby. Daddy would also like to note that in response to his "da-da" prompts, you said "aa-aa." Pretty good, but I think you meant to say ma-ma.

3. the best smiles in the world-- The first month of motherhood was quite hard on me. I REALLY like to sleep and I REALLY didn't get to. And with all the new things that come with parenthood, I wondered to myself, "who are these people that have more than one child? Are they super-human?!" And then one day.....

you smiled at me. A real bonified "I'm happy to see you" smile. At that point, I wanted 10 more kids.

4. calm, happy girl personality-- We're really starting to see your charming personality shine through these days. You are such a lovely little gal. You've really gotten good at going places. I am reminded of a Seinfeld episode where Jerry wants George to go with him to the laundromat, and George doesn't want to and Jerry says," Aaaah, come on, be a "come-with" guy." Mirah, you've become my good little "come-with" girl.

5. shrieks and shrills-- There is a fine line between happy and sad I am finding out. One moment you are entertaining yourself with squeaks and squawks of joy and the next second you scream out (a lot louder than before) with hunger. Sometimes I feel like you think I might not feed you........ ever again. I always remind you that your mama will never let you starve. And being that you were in the 95th percentile for weight at your last doctor's visit, you are far from starving.

Well, I think that about sums it up. I better go get you out of your swing or you will sleep the whole day and we all know what that means for your nightime sleep!

Congratulations, little Mirah, on becoming 3 months old! Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us next.

xo,

mommy