Monday, July 1, 2013

Four Month Old

Time is really flying by.  I can't believe that we have a four month old!

But tummy time is booooring
She continues to be an easy baby for Brent and I.  The hardest part about having an infant so far has been having to deal with the nanny (first world problems), but I could dedicate an entire blog to that character.  We never have an issue getting her to take a bottle or putting her to sleep, though the professional child caretaker struggles with both.

She can sit!

We kicked up the tummy time a notch because she didn't quite have much neck control.  At all.  In the past two weeks, she has made a lot of improvement and can hold her head up quite a long time and can even sit in her bumbo chair for about a minute.

Her baby babbling has gone from goo-gah to full on pterodactyl screeching.  Totally happy yelling.  She may front a death metal band in her college years.

We moved into the new house and are slowly getting settled.  It's much harder to pack, move, & unpack with an infant.  She is zero help!  The first room to get setup was Asha's, meanwhile Brent and I slept on the floor in the dining room.
Pass me the remote

Serious attitude

We celebrated Brent's 30th birthday out at the beach.  It was Asha's first time at the beach.  She seemed to enjoy it.  She didn't cry or fuss much.  One woman came by to tell us how good of a baby she is.  We know we're lucky!  She slept through most of it, but it was a nice little relaxing day in the sun.

We're due to send payment to India for embryo storage.  Every time I think about India, my nerves kick into high gear.  I hope we can give Asha a genetic sibling.  Asha's name means "hope".  Sometimes that's all you can do.

I feel a little silly complaining about it, with all of the childless people out there.  Now that I've had a taste for they joys parenthood, I want 30 more kids.  Brent will have me committed to a hospital before that happens though.    :)

Congrats to all of those many parents out there that have had their dreams come true this month!

Charlie & Brent


  1. If I was 30 I'd have several more kids too, if we could. But at this age, I think I should be committed for having any more. LOL. Cute pics...and glad she did so well at the beach. Cristina LOVES the ocean and sand and everything that comes with it. Happy summer boys...

  2. Brilliant post and pics, if you've read " secrets of a baby whisperer" then you'll know that it sounds like you have an "angel baby" in Asha! Adi is "spirited" aka noisy but is amazing and we can't complain. We may go through an alternative means to have baby 2, I don't think we could handle emotional dollar coaster of the "international" element again....I originally felt strongly about the sibling genetic relationship but then I thought well if that's not possible its not possible. Lots of big love to you and your gorgeous superstar! X

  3. Asha is beautiful!!! And clearly knows she is loved and who belongs to her. Huge cheers to you all for becoming a family and moving to a new home. Thank you for the pictures too! I watch for your posts all the time and have my fingers crossed for your next child.
    Such joy to see such happiness and such a miracle of love!
    old CA grma

  4. Beautiful update. The sibling conundrum is a tough one, as there are so many factors to consider-- both emotionally and financially. Glad to see you thoroughly enjoying your one for now:)