November 4, 2010 - December 3, 2010
Lilly turned 4 months old on Nov. 4, 2010. We were thrilled every new month she reached. It was a time of celebration!
During this month, I began to get in contact with a lot more of the Trisomy 18 community online. (I previously was in contact with two T-18 mom's.) Talking by phone and email I tried to learn as much as I could. There are a number of Trisomy 18 blogs out there which were exciting to find.
Children with Trisomy 18 are delayed in most things it seems. But this month was exciting because Lilly finally started doing a bunch of younger baby things.
The most glorious was when she began to smile!
Lilly also began to put her knuckles into her mouth. Because her hands were still clenched, it was her knuckle that went into her mouth, instead of a finger.
She discovered her tongue and enjoyed sticking it out.
She loved the word "boo" and whenever we'd say it she would react with a noise.
Finally, Lilly began to get quite chatty. She could go on for awhile doing her baby babbling. She liked "talking" the most at night, once Tabby and Hunter were in bed. I guess she felt like she didn't have to compete with the other chatterboxes in the house!
|bundled up soft and snugly for an outing|
"Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." - Lamentations 3:22-23