Last night Foster was over for his visitation. Lily was eating when he arrived, so I handed her off to him to finish the feeding, then went to my room so they could be alone. A little while later he went to put her down for her nap, and she was crying and crying, which she doesn't usually do at naptime. Sometimes if she gets too exhausted before going down she'll fuss a little, and all you have to do is give her her pacifier and she'll calm down, but that wasn't working last night. He asked me what was wrong, so I went and got her. I thought she was acting sort of gassy, so I sat in the rocker and burped her. She let out two big belches in my ear and then perked right up. She was pretty sleepy, so I was holding her against me with her head on my heart and started singing "You Are My Sunshine" to her. But our little performer decided singing along would be more fun than falling asleep, so she put her hands on my chest and pushed herself up so we were face to face, then sang along with me until I finished the song. After that I gave her back to Foster and left them alone, and by then she was feeling very chatty, so I could hear her gabbing away from my room.
I wonder so much what she'll inherit from me and what she'll get from Foster. She looks so much like my sisters and I looked as a baby, but definitely has her father's hairline and blue eyes (although it seems as though they're starting to turn green like mine). But I think one thing is clear from how vocal she's getting -- she's definitely a Jackson/Ellis girl in terms of chattiness.