I suppose we really ought to introduce our star, Lizzy The Face; or Lizzy Face for short. She is, after all, the reason we are all here - so a little background on our protagonist...
Lizzy is now almost 7 months old. She would be already 7 months old had she not been far too well looked after by the Fergatron and in no rush to leave the safety of her amniotic bubble. Well why would you be? She was two weeks late and made a heck of a fuss about things, a tactic she now retains every morning when, just like her father she likes to be left a long for a while to ease into her day. Get her out of bed before she's ready and you will know about it for the rest of the day - and eyes open doesn't mean ready!
That's not to say she is a grumpy baby, she just likes things at her own pace. I'm all for this, i think it's good
Lizzy finds her tongue very interesting, it's often hanging out. We have wondered in the past if she is part puppy, or maybe lacking sweat glands? She also likes to see your tongue - stick it out if you see her, or click it, she loves the noise. We sing and play a lot with her so she loves a bit of music and was recently seen to be playing Pappa Carrs guitar with her gums, like an aging Jimmi Hendrix (the nappy only adding to the illusion). She also loves to be outside and it calms her down almost every time.
When she was just a day old I started taking her outside to see the world and calm her down, she finds the outdoors fascinating, and I'm pleased because while I am prone to spending days at a time locked into an online gaming session I do want an active daughter. Don't get me wrong, she's a lazy bones at times, if she's not into something she just wont do it. I was convinced she could sit up and just didn't want to - she's been into bouncing since she was tiny (we had a game where I would bounce her, but only if she put the effort in and bent her knees, she took to it quickly and has been bouncing ever since). Anyway, one day a few weeks ago we went out for Sunday lunch with some friends and their daughter, a couple of weeks older than Lizzy was sitting up and getting lots of attention. The next day lo and behold, Lizzy was sitting up. She wasn't missing out on all that applause. She thinks I don't see through her! unfortunately, she just locks eyes with me, smiles and all of a sudden I'm putty in her small, sticky hands.
So Lizzy Face is amazing, she's interesting and interested. Watching her development has been fantastic from when her hands finally unfurled, to her gaining weight and responding to the Kiwi Music - we'll come back to Kiwi Music another time - when she learned to roll over and when she started sitting up and now that she is learning to swim.
Of course this is probably how everyone views their child, and rightly so. Having a baby is the toughest thing you can do but it's also the most amazing. There is a whole person who loves you completely, and once you can see in their eyes that they know you and they are pleased to see you because they know you will make everything OK that will melt your heart - especially Lizzy The Face.