Get to Know Anna

Baby Anna

By now, regular readers know my three “big” kids pretty well; I thought it was high time I helped you get to know Anna a bit better! As anyone who follows me on Instagram knows, Anna is a very smiley baby! She was smiling from birth, and laughing by the time she was a few days old. Anna is a lot of fun to take places, because she greets perfect strangers with coos and giggles as if to say, “Oh, you understand that life is amazing, too? How wonderful!”

Being so extroverted can be a bit tiring for a little three-month-old, and I have noticed that being out and about makes her sleep more than usual. Anna is not a huge fan of tummy time, but she’s willing to tolerate it for our sakes. Anna will nap lightly one day, and sleep for hours the next; she nearly always sleeps well at night.

Anna adores her three older siblings, and is quite patient with their desire to smother her with affection. Mike and I both find sitting and holding her highly addictive.

We are all so grateful to have this beautiful little girl in our lives!

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

30 thoughts on “Get to Know Anna”

  1. I need to start following people on Instagram. I haven’t really done that yet. Now to figure out HOW to do that.
    Ha ha, I am theoretically following you now!
    She is SO smiley, it’s fun to see.

  2. Thank you so much for letting us all get to know your little sweetheart. She’s beautiful and I’m sure she captures the hearts of everyone with all of those smiles and coos. :) And a good sleeper! I’m so happy for you all.

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