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he stares. he smiles. he laughs (but not a lot). he sticks his lower lip way out when he is about to cry; so sad and sweet. he likes to hang out on his stomach. he sucks his thumb and puts himself to sleep. he swings his arms and grabs for toys, but hasn't really figured out how to work his fingers yet. he kicks and flaps when he's excited. he cries when his sisters go to bed. he really likes chip, but likes me a little more. he spits up and now is starting to drool. he grabs his toes and stretches his legs. he swats at me over and over and over while he nurses and rolls to his back when he's mad. he talks more and more all the time- a nice high squeal to start then brings it down to a raspy and low "oooh" and "mmm". the girls have heard him say "mom" and "ice cream". . . he sweats a lot and gets smelly fast. he's not sure about baths but feels pretty good about what he sees in the mirror. 

i am completely in love. and shocked that in one week from today he'll be four months old. 

Reader Comments (20)

ahh, the joy of a boy.

September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnna & Geoff

i really love this stage of babies. it's so fun. and do you kiss him all day long? i would!

September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Oh Katie, you will continue to love getting to know your boy. Boys are so different than girls. My favorite thing about little boys is the sweet combination of "rough and tough" mixed with "soft and gentle." Being loved by a boy is different too. Not sure how to explain it but it feels different.

September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

oohhh, Kate those pictures are sooo great. I love that he is sucking his thumb. He is going to be so big by the time I get to see him again!! Thanks for the pictures.

September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJeanie

awwwww!!! what a perfect age! I love it when you can see glimmers of their personalities developing!

September 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercrysto

Oh yes. Baby love.... there is nothing like it. The milky smell of my baby's neck is completely intoxicating. I think a baby is what love smells like!

September 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercate

I love that when I look at his eyes I can totally see his older sisters too, and that he cries when they go to bed! Not quite so sure about the sweaty part, but I'm sure that is just all part of the joy! Ditto what Jeanie said- he is going to be huge when we see him next!

September 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

He IS looking so like Eve! Darling pictures. Love ya!

September 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDD

He is absolutely handsome!

September 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterandrea

Little boys are so sweet...I think partically because you know they grow up to be men. It makes all the baby things they do so special. Evan sucks his thumb...and is also a lot harder to keep smelling 'fresh' than Makayla.

September 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTami

As an uninvited blogger, I am tip toeing onto your site. I feel a bit sneaky but have been missing you something fierce and took a peek; I'm glad I did. I am refreshed by your joie de vivre, your creativity and generous love for your beautiful family. You've inspired me to pull out my quilt and actually topstitch it, put up a canvas, break out the paints and, don't mention this to my poor husband, actually cook again.

The circle goes round.

It's good to see you again.

September 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDarlene Anderson

oh Charlie! what a great post. i love that he gets sweaty and cries when the girls go to bed. he's completely darling, I see so much of his sister's in him! terrific pictures too!

September 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPatria

AW!!! So cute. He's changed so much in these first few months. It always blows my mind how fast babies go from Acme Newborn to full fledged miniature family member. Your pictures are always so great, Katie!

He is beautiful. Aren't little boys just so great?

September 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTania

And, he's adorable!! What fun to have a little one around again. Not that I want one, but he would be fun to borrow. Enjoy him all you can.

September 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherann

Your charlie is so darn cute! How different is it from having two little girls, now to have a boy added into the mix? He has such a sweet face, like he can do no wrong!

September 29, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterruby

I really think he looks like your baby pictures, do you think? Especially the eyes.

September 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Four months?? Wow, where did that time go? He is such a cutie, and I loved your description of what he's like at this stage.

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStacy R.

Wow Katie, he got so big! He's adorable!

October 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Oh! Your little Charlie is adorable. Really. I have a little boy of my own now who is going on five months... and you just helped me realise how precious this time is, and how I need to document/preserve it forever. Thanks (and congratulations, too).

February 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

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