Come Sunday morning she was back to her usual self. She went for a stroller ride with Mommy, a bike ride with Pap-Pap (Matt's dad), played in her baby pool for the first time, then fell asleep on a nice scenic car ride.
And since Thursday she has pretty much mastered sitting on her own. It is absolutely incredible watching her grow.
Today I took her to the big girl pool at my parent's apartment. She didn't have a huge reaction. She was just so calm and thoughtful. When we first went it literally rained five minutes later so we left. We came back when the weather was clear and stayed for two hours. All the while Natalie did not make one peep or facial expression the whole time. She was just so serious, taking everything in.
I enjoyed myself though and given she didn't cry I assume she liked it too.
She's been sticking out her tongue lately and did that a lot this weekend. I have no clue as to why she's been doing it but it looks really cute. After a nap today my sister stuck her tongue out and Natalie focused for a bit. She then poked her little tongue out right back at my sister. They did this once more and I am convinced Natalie was imitating her. That was definitely a first!
I feel like Natalie is hitting so many little milestones so fast. I am so happy about this but it feels like it's all happening over night.
|Stroller ride with little tongue.|
|Such pride on her face|
|"Alright, I'm looking at the camera. Now what?"|
|Tasty french fry finger.|
|"Here's my tongue again, Mommy!"|
|"Carrots and rice cereal suck, but toesies are tasty."|
|Matt said she looks like a boy in this outfit and picture. Asshole.|
|"Oh, you forgot what my tongue looked like? Here it is!"|
|Mommy and Baby|
|My sister trying to baptize Natalie|
|Donate some of your 'fro to Natalie, Bridget!|
|Drying off. Yes, that's my ginormous man hand in this pic.|