Sweet, sweet baby Aria Kate. This girl, she has my heart.
When I was pregnant with Aria I would sing/hum (I’m a terrible singer) Billy Joel’s “For the Longest Time” to Vienna as I put her to bed. Why this song? I have no idea. It has no prior meaning to me, it is not particularly my ‘type’ of music (honestly it’s probably Mike’s influence), and quite frankly I’m surprised I even know it enough to want to sing it (but I did make up a few of my own lyrics unknowingly, ha!). In any case this song stuck through the summer I was pregnant and, the most amazing thing has happened: Aria loves and responds to this song immediately. If she is fussy, I’ll start to sing it and she instantly calms. If I hum it when Aria is on my shoulder pushing her little legs up and down she will still. Baby A– she knows this song. I know I’ve read that babies will recognize music/stories/voices heard in utero. But to experience it? That is a totally different feeling. Amazing.
I’ll write this post as a quick list/recap of things about Aria at this age:
She loves the bath and when I put her in the water, she instantly bends her elbows and puts her hands behind her head. She watches big sister V’s every move. She watches my every move. You can just see her taking everything in. She has my shape of eyes and we aren’t sure about the colour yet. Right now they are brown around the pupil and blue around that. Although born with lot’s of dark brown hair, it’s lightening all the time. So much for my brunette babe 😉 She has two tiny little teeth on the bottom. I never think that babies necessarily “look like” anyone, but when this girl was born she looked just like Grams. I still see it today. Her little cooing voice is adorable. Heart melting. When she is having a bottle in the car and done with it she tosses it out from her car seat. #trueducklow (that’s my maiden name, for those I don’ t know).