The other day, my friend Jenny told me that she enjoyed seeing our blog and the photos, but she really wanted to see more photos of Penelope. I admit I haven’t done a great job of posting photos of Penelope. I have taken them regularly, of course, but the kids always seem to be doing more “fun things” when Penelope mostly, well, just lays there. And I keep meaning to put Penelope in some cute outfits and fix up a nice background then take a lot of photos of her – but it just never happens. So, this past weekend when Penelope was smiling and talking to me, I just laid her on the rug in the living room and started snapping photos. Here they are. . . .
Penelope is really a great baby. She is usually happy. She nurses when I’m around, and takes bottles of breastmilk (usually 4-6 ounces) when I’m at work or occasionally at night when Gary wants to feed her. She appears to be gaining weight just fine. She sleeps well, too. October 1 was the first night of great sleeping – since then she has regularly slept 10-11 hours at night, except for maybe 3 or 4 nights when she woke up hungry. Penelope coos to us a lot, and has started getting louder and louder with her “talking.” I’m amazed at what a sweet, happy, and easy baby Penelope is. I’m sure that we will pay for this easy stage at some point later, but for now we’re just enjoying it!