Somebody once told me that the 1st 100 days of having a newborn is the toughest period of adjustment and it'll generally trend upwards from there.
How true that is, at least for now. We are beginning to really enjoy this thing called parenthood, can't say the same when we first returned from the hospital!
Alexis and Sienna have just turned 4 months old. A few weeks ago they cracked their first smiles and it's been unstoppable. For many parents, that must have been one of the nicest milestones to cross. Since then, they seem to acquire new skills every other day / week. They have discovered their fists which must be very fascinating for them (and for us), especially when they focus so hard to place their fists in their mouths, which for infants, involves a lot of coordination skills. They (Sienna more than Alexis) respond with plenty of ooohs and ahhhs when people talk to them. When out for walks, they scan the surroundings with such curiosity - I often wonder how it is to view the world through the eyes of a baby, everything must be so interesting to them. And in the last few days, they seem to recognise and be able to respond to each other, which again has been fascinating to observe. It is such a cliche to say that kids grow up so quickly, but they really do.