Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sisterhood

Our lives have changed so much in the last month or so. In so many good ways.

In early December - after we watched Millie fling herself all over the couch - I wondered, on here, whether she was turning a corner.

She most definitely did.

Ray said it best last week, "Everything has been so different since that night (Dec. 3) when she learned how to move her body around."

It's true. She went from scooting to crawling to cruising in just days, it seems. She gives us kisses constantly. It's just wonderful.

She's isn't walking (yet) but she's getting more confident each day. She isn't yet "finger-walking" but she's close, really close.

As Millie has gotten more mobile, Lola has learned new ways to play with her, which, for us as parents, is absolutely delightful. We want them to be buddies, to be close.

Lola is loving being a big sister. She is protective and instructive. She still hates to share the spotlight, but she's taking an interest in helping to teach Millie new skills.

Here, Lola is showing 'Milia how to climb up stairs:


And here is a glimpse into their relationship as they play peek-a-boo together.


Of course, there always is a downside. And, we learned the hard way this week how quickly Millie has gone from not moving much at all to moving so darn fast that we can't keep up with her.

She burned herself Monday. On the fireplace. In the time it took Ray to answer the door, she scooted clear across the living room, up onto the fireplace and touched the glass. Ouch.

After a couple miserable hours (for Ray, not me), she was back to her usual happy self.


So sweet.
- Bethany :)

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