June 8, 2013

MJ - 4 Months!

Life just isn't slowing down, so this post that's been sitting for weeks (!) waiting to be finished is going to be mainly a picture post.

It's hard to believe it's over 4 months since MJ joined our family... she is the perfect addition and we love her to pieces. She is still a happy content baby that usually sits back and lets her brother hog the limelight... ;) But when you make eye contact with her, she bursts with smiles (and drool!) and her whole body jitters with joy!

Since we were going to be away for her scheduled 4-month doctor's appt, we went early... at 3.5 months, she was 65.5 cm long and weighed in at.... a nice 'round' 18lbs! Yikes. 97th percentile on both hight and weight... but the doctor doesn't seem to be concerned since she's "symmetrical" ... ok! :)

Like her brother at her age, she doesn't seem to have much interest in rolling over yet... she is happy sitting and does the "mini-crunch" a lot when lying down or when being held... she likes being on her feet too - lots of squats happening! ;)

Have I mentioned drool???? And poop???  So. Much. of. Both.

(she'll love having that recorded for the public someday!)

She still eats a lot. Frequently.

Sleep? She has great day naps - shorter morning and long afternoon one. She seems to have set her bedtime around 8ish for now... but she seems to be regressing a bit through the night with more frequent wake-ups. I'm hoping it's the "4-month growth spurt" and that it will pass soon. She still does very well with soothing herself to sleep (still a thumb-sucker when going to sleep), which I'm SO thankful for.

She's had an eventful 4 months with a few trips to the cottage, 3 bible conferences, her first Sunday School picnic and a big plane trip back East where she not only met lots of family, but attended her first University Graduation! :)

Here are a "few" pictures of life lately - in no particular order:

Meeting a second cousin - Mama's cousin's little sweetheart :)

Meeting Uncle L - they had some great chats :)

Drool?? What drool?!

A spring day at the park... not impressed with the head gear.

First intro to the beach and the sand -- I think we have another beach bum! YAY :) :)

Sittin' pretty with her two first dolls

Wrapping Daddy around her finger

Second beach outing in Grand Bend

First big plane ride to PEI! She was a trooper both ways.

Hanging out in Papa & Nana's backyard in PEI

More chats with Uncle L

Happy Sunshine (...with bunny ears)

4 generation picture with Grammie R in the nursing home...

MJ's first visit to Mama's favourite Island restaurant - the Canton!

Meeting Uncle T for the first time :)

And!! Meeting Aunt S Janelle - who MJ is named after... Aunt S told us the most exciting news - MJ & AJ are going to have a new cousin in November!! Mama is super super super excited!

Sleeping snuggles with Nana

Now Aunt S... about this baby of yours... I hope she's as happy most of the time as I am... :)"


Nana has a good sleeping shoulder...

4 Generations with Grammie S

One of MJ's safer moments with AJ ;)

Mildly amused... mildly.

Just a day in the life of MJ & AJ :)

MJ got to meet another second cousin (or 2nd cousin once removed, or... not sure how it works!)
-- this time on Daddy's side! 

Ahhhh.... the big event! Uncle L - Dal's newest graduated Industrial Engineer!!! So proud!

Relaxing family time on Aunt S & Uncle T's deck near the water... perfection.

Papa whispering lots of love into MJ's ear... 

Time together went by way too fast...


  1. Finally got the time to "review" the updated blog ~ LOVE all the pictures; but loved getting to visit with you guys more!!!! Your little ones are precious, give them hugs from us!!!

  2. Okay, so the three of MJ on the flowered couch could be YOU in my opinion. I remember when you were that age visiting your mom in Souris, I think, and you were the spitting image of MJ. Or, I guess, more properly, she is the spitting image of you. Does your mom agree?



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