Monday, May 24, 2010

So, so, so, so, so in love...


It is hard to believe how smitten with Giovanna we've become over the last six weeks (six weeks!). Even though she still eats every three hours through the night and I'm often running on fumes, I can nearly always find energy to talk to her during that alert half hour after she's finished eating, and on the days that Marcos works away from home I feel calm and patient with her. A few weeks ago, during a rough patch, a friend was visiting and I tried to get him to take her home, but he would only take her on the condition that we swapped for his darling - but very energetic - six year old son, so it was a no-go. Now I can't even imagine wanting to have her away from me. If I could only know how many kisses Marcos and I have planted on those soft cheeks...


Some development updates: At her 5-week appointment with the pediatrician, Giovanna was 10 lbs. and 21.5 inches long - 65th percentile for height, weight and head size. Her neck and legs are still very strong, and her social skills are improving. She doesn't yet smile at faces on a consistent basis, but she is improving her ability to lock gazes, and social interaction should click for her any day now. Late at night and in the early morning, when she has eaten her fill and she is snuggling with mom or dad, she will often smile in her drunken sleep, and giggle out loud. It is the most we have ever heard of her voice, and it is really, really cute. She is such a keeper...

3 comments:

melandpeter said...

Oh wow she is cute. She looks like Marcos in the bottom pic! xxx

Damaris said...

ela eh muito fofa

Prouses said...

You know?! I was just going to say that... She is starting to resemble Marcos a little bit. And off course we know when she resembles her grandpa :) Such a cutie!! Love her!