Okay, you know how they say that babies get extra cranky right before they master a new skill? I'm not imagining this, right? "They" do say that? I'm not going to google it because just yesterday I was all smug and I googled "12 week old baby wakes up dry diaper" because I just KNEW it was a sign of genius that Sophia almost always wakes up dry (AND SLEEPS THROUGH THE NIGHT, BLESS HER SQUINCHY SOUL). And instead of finding what I expected, which was noted authorities saying, "Some VERY WONDERFUL BABIES have been known to stay dry at night as early as TWELVE WEEKS OF AGE," no, instead I read a screed from some woman who thinks not co-sleeping is child abuse, and if your 3 month old baby is sleeping through the night so deeply that she doesn't wet her diaper, it's too early and you're putting her at RISK OF DYING FROM SIDS. So therefore you should sleep with your baby and sort of wake her up every so often, that is, if you don't want HER TO DIE.
Sometimes I hate the internet. I swan.
But anyhow, as I was saying, I believe, but cannot verify, that babies get extra cranky just before they master a new skill. Also, I am apparently addicted to commas. Sheesh. My POINT is that Sophia is apparently just about to master calculus. Or flying. Or telekinesis.
She is not happy if you put her down.
She's not all that thrilled with being held, either. (It's blurry because of the rocking/bouncing/ferthelovapete, WHAT?)
Not even hanging out with her big brother makes her happy.
She is a complex creature, and don't EVEN TRY to figure her out.
After a full day of walking her and adjusting her and offering her binky and retrieving it from under the couch where it was spit with EXTREME PREJUDICE and putting her up to my shoulder, then down across my arm, facing out, then in the sling, then out of the sling...after a full day of what felt like wrestling a tiny, angry, bald, frat boy (the only other sort of human who ever threw up on me), after a full day of this, I can honestly say...
...I love every difficult inch of her.
(Did I mention she sleeps through the night? Regularly?)