Friday, November 14, 2008

Four Months

At 4 months, Zoe is...

very loud.  She is always making noises and they are never quiet.  Her noise of choice sounds almost exactly like an incredibly angry cat, but it is a happy noise when Zoe makes it.

the queen of spit up.  Zoe has been a spitter upper her whole life and it doesn't look like that is going to change soon.  We go through many, many burp rags in our house.

incredibly happy.  She is a genuinely happy child.  She is always grinning and giggling.  She loves when anyone pays attention to her and will almost always reward them with a smile.

opinionated.  She knows what she wants and does not hesitate to let you know.  It is amazing how clear she can make herself without using words.

beautiful.  She is one of the most gorgeous kids I have ever seen.

stubborn.  She does not easily give in.  She has recently discovered that she hates going to sleep.  No matter how tired she is, she will scream if she thinks there is any chance you are putting her to sleep.  Her screams just keep getting quieter and quieter until she finally becomes so exhausted that her screams are just sighs.  It doesn't take long to get her to go to sleep, but she fights her hardest every second of it.

getting very strong.  She is starting to support herself sitting up (although she has no sense of balance yet) and standing.

loving her hands.  She always seems to either have her hands in her mouth or is using them to figure out how to get a toy to her mouth.

miserable when she is in her car seat.  She hates her car seat and screams the second she gets in it, until we get her out.  Road trips are great fun with Zoe.

the absolute joy and love of our lives.  After just 4 months she has become an indispensable part of our family.  I cannot imagine life without her.

I have been taking these pictures every month, as close to the 11th as I can. It is really fun to see how much she has grown. (You can click on any of the pictures to see it bigger and cycle through them.)


  1. She is beautiful! I love the pictures of her growing!

  2. Alice she is so cute!!! I can't believe how big she is getting. I love the pictures with the puppy. It is so fun to see how she grows!

  3. I love the slide show. It's great to see the differences with the stuffed animal as a reference point. Gavin and I love her hair! She's such a doll.