Our little girl isn't so little anymore. Maybe it is the arrival of her new sister that makes her seem so mature and big. Or maybe it's the fact that she has blossomed in the last month physically, emotionally and verbally. Either way, she is so much more dynamic it seems.
One of her most consistant things to do now is to give credit to whomever gives her something. For example, today I walked into the living room to see her eating a cookie. Now she never gets cookies and definitely not in the living room. She looked at me, held up her cookie and said "Mmmm, Daddo." Oh, so now I know where she got it. Jake swears it was his cookie and she swiped it from him while he wasn't looking but I have my doubts. :)
She will also tell on you if you do something that she doesn't like. She was trying to eat a piece of styrofoam the other day and I repeatedly asked her not to pick it up. "Don't put that in your mouth!" When she thought I wasn't looking she shoved it in as fast as she could. I instantly turned into my mother and grabbed her cheeks with my thumb and index finger forcing her mouth open, then scooped out the styrofoam. She ran into the kitchen and told her dad "Mama" then she put her hands on her cheeks and pressed as hard as she could ala chubby bear. I felt so terrible but I shouldn't let her eat styrofoam right?
She's currently trying to cut three teeth. I know, I know, you've heard this three teeth story for a couple months now but I am serious this time. She isn't sleeping, her nose is a faucet and it looks like two chicklets are trying to break in through her gums. Since Jake and I are dividing child duty currently, and he is unable to produce milk, he gets Sophie. This means that neither Jake or me are sleeping since Sophie wakes up everytime her tylenol wears off and then tosses and turns in between doses. We've been trying everything to get these teeth to cut through so she can have some relief. Chewing on carrots, pretzel sticks, teething rings, apples. I guess we'll just have to wait.
Most exciting is how well Sophie is taking to being a big sister. She loves the baby and even says Josie. She runs over to her bassinett and says "Hi baby." She loves watching her get her diaper changed and insists on kissing her on the head. She doesn't seem jealous but we are trying to include her as much as possible.