Precious: Monthly Portraits 3 & 4

I’ve seen a lot of clever ideas for documenting children’s growth through monthly portraits. I missed out on the first two months of Precious’ life but I’m very thankful we were able to become her parents at just two months and one day old. She’s already been with us more of her life than she’s been without us. I started taking monthly photos on her 3-month birthday. The plan is to always use this quilt that her Great Aunt Linda made as a backdrop and add just one (or two) accessories to a plain white onesie.

I’m really loving this age. At four months she’s sleeping 12 uninterrupted hours at night. Praise the Lord! She’s eating 5-6 ounces of formula 5x a day. Precious is starting to work on rolling. My mom reports that she rolled from her stomach to her back once but we haven’t seen it happen since. She’s working hard on going from back to belly, swinging her legs until she flops onto her side. Precious has just in the last week started laughing—only for her daddy so far—and grabbing toys and putting them in her mouth. She hasn’t taken a pacifier since the thrush bout over a month ago and has become a thumb-sucking expert. She can quickly sooth herself when she’s sleepy or upset but doesn’t over use it. Precious is still just as happy and easy-going as ever. She’s a wonderful little girl.


7 Responses to Precious: Monthly Portraits 3 & 4

  1. Mama says:

    She sure IS precious! We’re so thankful she’s part of our family.

  2. Annie says:

    Look at her big belly! What a difference a month makes. She sure is lucky to have you.

  3. Alix says:

    Now that she’s formally adopted by you and your husband, when will you get to share her real name?

    • Martina says:

      A child needs to be in the pre-adoptive home for 6 months before the adoption can be finalized so we’ll probably wait at least that long. She’s in our custody; we’re her legal guardians so we feel comfortable sharing her photos for now.

  4. Amy says:

    she is just delicious. I just started following your blog, and I was so happy to read that you are going to adopt her. Good luck!

  5. adorable. I love those baby legs–did you make them?

  6. renata says:

    Aw… so special! We miss her…

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