While pregnant I would rub my tummy and ask God for a laid back baby - one who didn't require constant motion (often via lunges), didn't scream at the top of their lungs for no apparent reason, would take a pacifier, would sleep when you laid them down... you get the picture. Not that I'd ever experienced ANY of those things (insert sarcasm - scroll back to my Sept, Oct, Nov 2007 posts if you've forgotten). No really, though I knew we could do it, I just preferred to enjoy the baby phase a little more this time around.
I'm thrilled to report that God answered this prayer! As the below photos demonstrate, Annikah is a sweet, chill baby. She loves to cuddle when awake. She takes a pacifier (though doesn't always require it). She'll fall asleep in your arms (or in the floor or in the bouncy seat) and stay asleep when you lay her down (for the most part). Rye & I were reminded of this last weekend when she had a "fussy" day. At day's end we realized we were frustrated mostly because said unexplained fussiness is so outside her standard MO.
We'll see if/how this wiring continues as she grows. For now, we're sure enjoying it... and her!