23 May 2011 @ 12:39 pm
Danny at four months old  

Daniel, four months old
Reston, VA
May, 2011

May has been a big month for Danny, because his grandparents came from England to visit him! Mike's parents came for three weeks to spend time with their first grandchild, and I loved seeing Danny cuddling and giggling with them.

Danny gets more fun all the time, and four months is a cute age. He's still tiny (only 13 pounds), so he's still small and sweet in my arms. Little toes! Squishy cheeks! Light as a feather! But now he's at a stage where he still feels like a cuddly newborn, with much more of a personality. He is cheerful and fascinated with everything around him, so I take him out everyday to see the trees, geese, flowers, and people. He loves colorful picture books and sitting at the dinner table. The best part is the giggling. Those open-mouthed, toothless giggles.

Sleeping is still a struggle. It's easy to get him to bed at night nowadays - he goes down contentedly, and sleeps for about five hours before needing to eat. The hardest part these days is the napping. He refuses to nap, and when he does, it's only for half an hour. I can spend an hour or two trying to get him to nap for just 26 minutes. It's amazing how much of my day is devoted to nap efforts - I thought naps were supposed to give me free time, but it's quite the opposite.

I love cuddling with him during his last feeding before bedtime. He gets sleepy and snuggly in my arms. We expect that someday Daniel will have a little sibling, and I won't have as many moments like that where it is just him and me. So I appreciate those evening cuddles, because like everything else, they won't last forever.

With Mike's parents

With all four of his grandparents

Mike with our niece and nephews, playing with his remote-control sailboat

At the Udvar-Hazy air and space museum

With Mike's parents and a space shuttle

With my mom

onelargecat on May 23rd, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
He's adorable, and I love the little gray shirt so so much.
desert_sparrow on May 23rd, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
Truly awesome. :)
mtmd on May 24th, 2011 12:25 am (UTC)
he is so cute! :)
can't wait to see my baby boy soon... I am due on July :)
heatherp8 on May 24th, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)
what a bright eyed little darling!
Your joy comes thru in each and every picture.
Thanks for sharing it!
wilo on May 24th, 2011 05:03 am (UTC)
He is sooooo cute! And so much of happy faces! )))) My morning became brighter, thanks! )
hulahoop on May 25th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)

He's so perfect!!! So tiny next to the lagrge aircraft!

kowleen on May 25th, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
Danny is absolutely adorable! I love the striped hat...it really makes his eyes pop. :D

And how wonderful that Mike's parents have been able to spend some time with him already. :D
littlestarletta on May 29th, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
he's so cute!!
Foto Clipping on July 17th, 2014 08:46 am (UTC)
Love the shots....Great ideas & scenery