My sweet girl is 4 months old this month and still just as happy and smiley as ever. Chase's favorite 'party trick' is to have her make eye contact with you and she just lights up in a huge smile. She's reached some pretty big milestones this month. The biggest being rolling over from her back to her tummy and she rolled off her tummy once. She's starting to tolerate tummy time alot more now that she's growing out of her reflux.
Reaching those milestones may not seem like a huge deal as most babies do, but it's a huge relief for us. I had shingles during the first trimester of my pregnancy with her which can cause a host of different issues during and after the pregnacy. The biggest fear was that she could have contracted chicken pox while still in the womb. Thankfully, my shingles was pretty mild all things considered, and that was not an issue we ended up facing. But she did present with some developmental delays within the first month.
We are so grateful to our awesome pediatrician who recognized it for what it was and really answered all our questions and took our concerns seriously about the possible effects my shingles could have on her. We enrolled her in the Tennessee Early Intervention Services (TEIS) and she's been having therapy here in our home once a week for a few months now and she is doing great. Sometimes I feel like it is more for our peace of mind that we are still doing it at this point. She has met her first set of goals and continues to impress her therapist.
Her sessions have been good for CJ too. The therapist is great at trying to get him to participate and feel like he's the 'helper' and that it's not all about Jaye. He's definetly been feeling a bit of jealousy lately. The day I did her belly sticker pictures when I was done and putting her sticker away he came up to me and was patting on his belly and pointing at the camera. He wanted his picture taken too :D So I tried to snap some of him but of course, in true 2 year old fashion, wanted nothing to do with it once he was in front of the camera. We are doing his 2 year pictures this weekend with Chase and I'm 'Super' excited about them! ;) ;) Also, I think this is the last shaggy hair picture of him we will have for awhile. It's waaay to hot for long hair.
We are incredibly thankful for our happy and healthy babies. I still worry from time to time that something will 'come up' and there will be some severe delay but I think that is just part of being a mom. I know for now we are in good hands and that God has a plan. You can see Jaye's full gallery here and come back soon for more of my sweet boy.
I'm Samantha, photographer, self proclaimed DIY-er, and stay-at-home Mom to my two amazing littles CJ & Jaye, and wife to my handsome and fun loving husband Chase.