October 30, 2011

Four Months Already!

Usually I have our babies photographed at birth and then 3,6, 9, 12 and 18 months. They just change so much when they are this little.  Except right now both my photographer friend and I are super busy.  So I have not even attempted to have her portraits done.

Our friend, Leo, once said that really since life starts at conception, we should celebrate when babies are 3 months old as well as their first birthday.  I thought that was a profound statement on the sanctity of life in the womb.  Since Winnie was a month early, that marker is really closer to four months rather than three.

We do take pictures of her almost daily, but I thought it would be fun to take some snapshots with the autumn leaves to commemorate the day.  We have waited and waited for a day when we were home and it wasn't raining.  Friday afternoon was it.  There was about an hour or two when it was dry so we took her outdoors and had some fun together.

She was so good.  It was very cold but she never made a peep.  Which is just how Carmella is.  Sweet and pleasant and the most delightful baby any family could ask for.
These days we enjoy hearing her "talk" and giggle.  One must be careful.   Last Sunday, while we were at church, I was smiling at her and she just started cooing and talking up a storm to me.  I love to hear her sweet voice.
She is so strong, sometimes it looks as if she will just get up and crawl away.  It is such a delight to see her getting bigger and stronger, yet we would like her to stay little just a bit longer.
She always has a smile if you will just smile to her, even if it is cold.
Winnie has grown so much!  She is outgrowing her 3 month clothes already.  When she was born we couldn't find clothes small enough to stay on her.
Yes, I still love these little toes.
And this little nose... and ears... and fingers and everything in between.  And speaking of fingers, she loves to chew on hers now.
Little darling, what is it like to be so loved?  Your presence in our lives gives us so much light and joy, and all just by being you.


  1. Aww, I love little Winnie! Such cute fall-ish pictures - I especially like the one before the last. :) Did you take them?

  2. Awww! Carmella looks absolutely precious! I hope I'll get to meet her in person someday. ♥

    Have a blessed day,
    Elizabeth Rose

  3. She's a darling! Don't you just love it when they smile and 'talk'!

  4. She is so sweet and those pictures are just beautiful!