Now that Hadley is a week away from her four-month birthday, I thought I would do her three-month update! I am not sure when this happened, but Hadley is just huge now. That is probably not a nice thing to say about your super sweet daughter, but since she can’t read and doesn’t know how to use the internet (at this point), I will say it again, she is huge! I don’t remember when we moved India into 3-6 month clothes, but Hadley seems ready to move on to 6-9 month any day now. She has her four-month check up in a couple of weeks, so it will be fun to see where she is on the charts. The other option would be to get on the scale with her, but that would require me also weighing myself, so no thanks.
Besides being a roly-poly baby, Hadley is very good natured and a genuinely happy baby. She will give you the most awesome smile you ever saw, and as a friend said the other day; she has nothing to gain by giving it to you. I frequently hear people say what a happy baby she is, so it’s not just her overly proud mother speaking. She is also very good about just putting herself to sleep by sucking her thumb. It is really cute, but a habit I hope she drops without any fuss.
Hadley did fine in our first road trip to Oregon as a foursome; in fact you would hardly know she was there. I tend to judge everything she does against India, and when it comes to being in the car they are as different as day and night. I remember driving to Jeff’s grandma’s house and having India cry almost the entire hour plus drive when India was this age. India doesn’t seem to mind the car now, instead it is me that wants to scream and cry after a few hours. A person can only discuss India’s trip to get her haircut so many times.
Speaking of India, she continues to be a good big sister. It is not uncommon for her to look at Hadley and make a sweet I love my sister kind of noise. She is doing well with potty training, and I hope that we will only have one kid in diapers in the near future. She is pretty funny about the whole thing, she makes you stand around and cheer for her after she has used the toilet. Whatever works I say. She is a pretty funny kid in general, I don’t know where she comes up with half the stuff she says or does, but is keeps us amused. Like last night when I asked her if she knew how to do a jumping jack, and then she proceeded to show me that she did, only her version involved putting one leg in the air and kind of spinning around.
Well summer is finally here in Seattle, and just in time for me to go back to work in a week or so. I can’t say that I am really looking forward to it. It’s not so much the job, it’s that I am really enjoying the time with the girls and mommy things I have been doing. Besides trying to do Stroller Strides in the mornings, we have a recurring play date with friends and other activities which fill the day. I guess I can’t really complain since I only work three days a week, but if I didn’t complain I won’t be me!
Jeff and I are each training for a first right now. Jeff is training to climb Mt. Rainier in a few weeks with some members of his family, and I am training to run a 10k (6.2 miles) in September. I am not a runner by any stretch of the imagination, but will be happy if I can finish the race in less than an hour and a half. Jeff did a pre-climb climb on Saturday, and feels pretty good about the actual summit.