And now for a quick review...
Miss M at 3 months old:
And one month later at 4 months (yesterday):
It dawned on me today that I currently have a 4-month old and a 4-year old. Which made me subsequently decide that four is my new favorite number.
She sleeps and eats well (yeah, yeah... insert big baby joke here). She smiles and laughs out loud. She can't move around, so she is always in the last place I left her. She doesn't talk back and she can't say the word "no" yet.
And this guy?
He sleeps well and finally is willing to eat something besides chicken nuggets. He smiles and laughs all the time, and tells funny jokes so that we'll laugh, too. He moves around so fast that I can't remember the last place I left him, but he's old enough to be responsible outside of my supervision for a good five minutes at a time. He talks back more and more, but at least I'm getting practice on the discipline front. He certainly knows how to say "no", but he also knows a thousand other words, and I enjoy our conversations immensely.
So, this month, I celebrate the balance that the 4's have brought to my life!