Kate’s first nickname: “Inchy”

She loves her swing!

She loves her swing!

Jennifer and I love the name Kate.   Kate seems to get more excited with life as the days roll.  Lately, Kate is smiling and laughing a lot more often which make us very happy, but with the smiling and laughing comes Kate’s insistance on not sleeping in her crib unless she is in such a deep sleep that nothing will wake her.

Ultimately, Kate ends up on either my chest or Mommy’s chest at some point during the night.  We both know that our days are numbered and we cannot keep this up, but we are just so in love with Kate that we cherish every moment we get to spend with her on our chests.

Around 6 am this morning, Kate decided she would not sleep in her crib, so I jumped at the chance to have her sleep on my chest for the final two hours of morning sleepy time.  Kate and I were half asleep all morning, playing the inch-worm game.  Kate lays on your chest and eventually inches her way up your chest until her head is snugly fit in the curve of the neck.  I don’t think she enjoys the game since she does not seem comfortable until she finds the perfect spot and we don’t particularly enjoy the game either since it means we have to figure out how to sleep with whatever spot she chooses.

She played the game all morning…for two hours!  I decided to move her down my chest every once and a while, and she decided to inch her way up again.  She is really good at it.  First she pushes her chest out so that her entire body is balanced on her chest, the she relaxes her chest while pushing forward slightly with her arms and legs.  It is fun to watch!

Kate with a beautiful smile!

Kate with a beautiful smile!


I could not resist but call her “Inchy” this morning because of our experience.  Jennifer found it funny too, so we called Kate “Inchy” for the rest of the morning.  This is not a nickname that will stick, but we had fun with it anyway. (Jennifer likes this nickname better than “Katie” – Jennifer seems to think her daughter should never be called “Katie”, while I can think of nothing better than calling her “My Little Katie” for her first couple of years.

Enjoy the pics…they were taken earlier today!