Monday, October 13, 2008

Just Sittin' Around

Our sweet little Christin is growing so fast! Sitting up by herself has been her newest acquired skill. She had a rough week last week with some illness; had a high fever for a few days and then broke out in a rash. I was actually a bit perplexed by Christin's symptoms and fussy behavior until my friend Amy suggested roseola--it turns out those are classic symptoms of the virus. There isn't much to do about it except increase fluids as needed. My other two never had it; I guess there's always something new to learn as parents! Anyway, I finally got my happy baby "back" on Saturday morning when she woke up from her nap, cooed and smiled at me and then was content to play for a long time after her lunch.

Here are some recent pictures of her sitting in style!

The high chair is becoming a favorite perch. Look at those toes curled for balance! (And yes, she has found her thumb. The paci is now passe!)

One morning she was happily sitting up on our bed, what a big girl!

I never seem to capture her at the good point of her smile, but the picture is cute anyway! Sitting on the couch is really fun too!

Love this overbite!

"Sure, Mom, I can do this anytime! I don't need all those pillows anymore, I'm a big girl now!"
It always amazes me how quickly these first few months with a new baby go by. Christin is already almost half a year old! It's probably because new ones take so much energy and keep their parents so busy that the time just seems to fly. We love our Christin and it's so sweet to see her interact with the other girls. Clara Anne continually thinks up new names for her (tonight it was "Chrisssy" and "little girlie") and Chloe's favorite time with Christin is waking her up in her crib when it's time for Christin to eat. She'll run in and climb up the sides to lean over and gleefully shout to Christin, "Awake, Kiss-tin! Awake!" We reserve this activity for when Mommy is also going into Christin's room so that Chloe doesn't get overexcited and scare Christin too much!
It's the big news this week, but the growing doesn't stop with her sitting up skills! Before I know it, Christin will be starting to crawl. But I hope she waits a few months for that. I'm not ready for such a mobile baby quite yet!

1 comment:

The Culbertsons said...


She is so adorable and growing so quickly! It is amazing how fast she has grown - I even feel like it was just a few weeks ago that you were patiently waiting for her to come. PTL for a beautiful, healthy, and growing baby!