We have had Millee for almost 3 weeks! Now that the rain has subsided, we have been able to spend lots of time outdoors – which she really seems to love! If it weren’t for snacking, I think she would be happy to be outside from sun-up to sundown! We found an old pair of farm boots left over from Dirk and she was ready to go! She loves exploring the property, meeting the cows, playing with the dogs, throwing rocks in the pond, and being as loud as she can! She loves being outside so much that she was even OK with going on a wagon ride pulled by her big brothers! She loved every second of it.
She hasn’t missed a beat when it comes to her eating. We still haven’t found anything that she won’t eat. Her favorite food is bananas – she typically eats three or four every day! She enjoys veggies, baby carrots, lettuce, and all fruits. She is very serious about her eating.
She sleeps very well in her own bedroom, and her crib. She doesn’t like to be laid down, and typically cries for about one minute, before she settles in and goes right to sleep. She naps for about one hour during the day and sleeps all the way through the night like a big girl.
She got to meet her big cousin this weekend, and was absolutely enamored by her. She is 7 1/2 years old, and could not hug her enough! She followed her everywhere around the house, and was probably thrilled to have another girl around! Don’t get me wrong she loves her brothers, but they are pretty content doing their own thing while she watches. We can’t wait until she can see her big cousin again!
Three weeks ago when we brought Millee home, she was very attached to me, and did not prefer to spend time with Atley. She got uncomfortable when I would leave the room without her. We have seen remarkable progress in this area already! Not only will she allow me to leave the room now, she will allow Atley to dress her, change her diaper, bathe her, and has already figured out that Atley is the cook!
Atley was brave and spent Friday evening with the three kids on his own! This was the first time he was one on one with Millee without me around. He said that she did really well, and enjoyed being with all the boys. She took a tractor ride, helped Atley with a project, went out to dinner and rode the side-by-side all around the farm.
Here she is on daddy’s shoulders watching big brother play his soccer game Saturday morning!