Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mama & Daddy

15 Weeks

I can't believe my baby is almost 4 months old! Mama and I took her to Johnson Creek outlet mall on Wednesday to go to Gap, Oshkosh, and Carter's. Everything I bought for her to wear in July on our trip to the beach is pretty much fitting now, but it's 38 degrees and snowing. On Wednesday she was sucking her hands/fingers a lot more than I'd ever seen her, but it hasn't seemed to have stuck. She also seemed to like holding a blanky that's soft on one side, satiny on the other, and has a cupcake rattle sewn on in the middle. I thought that could be her comfort item, and be helpful when we're ready to transition her to sleeping in her crib. Speaking of which, I bought a pack-n-play. We never talked or thought about needing a playpen, but now that she's on the verge of being mobile, I thought it might come in handy. And, maybe she can sleep in it at night. Anyway just wanted to write a quick update. I can't wait for her 4 month appointment to find out her stats.
She is grabbing EVERYTHING! Ever since she was a couple of weeks old I've been trying to get her to grab onto that ladybug and pull. She can now grab it on her own, any day now she'll pull it! My little sweetheart! Aaron got his wisdom teeth out on Thursday so we had a nice long family weekend together. She has been making a bunch of new sounds, too. Several new ones per day!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

14 Weeks

I cannot keep up with this blog as fast as my little girl is growing! Where do I even start. She can roll over from her back to her stomach and from her stomach to her back, and she does this scooting thing, kind of an army crawl! She's really ready to sit up, you can see her straining to when she's laying down. She can balance pretty good when we sit her up, but she still falls over after a minute. Not only is she too smart to take a pacifier from me (but she will take one from both grandmas and Aunt Amelia), she also knows when I want to put her to sleep then stay up myself. She prefers for me to stay in bed when we go to bed, so she makes it difficult. Yes, she still sleeps in bed right next to me. Sometimes I would really like to be able to put her in there at 8-8:30, then stay up and do grown-up things. But I like having her so close to me, and I get the most sleep that way. She usually goes to sleep pretty quickly, I just nurse her and she'll fall asleep nicely. Then she wakes up one or two times a night, but a quick nursing and she's back to sleep in 15 minutes. We don't have to change her diaper all night so I don't have to get up at all. Why wouldn't I make things easy on myself? At some point she will have to go in the crib and there will be crying. I'm going to get a sleep positioner and put one of my shirts in there whenever we do try it, to make her feel more comfortable. She still hates her carseat. I guess she's not really a fan of the Moby wrap either, which is too bad, because I love it. It would be great to be able to take her for walks in it, I wouldn't be opposed to wearing her in public, like at the grocery or the mall, if she liked it. She just wants to be carried. That's what Aaron ended up doing on our walk yesterday. It was 80 degrees and Layla wore shorts! So I guess if I want to take her for a walk all I have to do is walk out the door, no strollers or carriers necessary. I don't know if she is big for her age, but she's wearing 6 month clothing. She fits into the things that are long, they make so many wide baby clothes. I don't get it. But she has a lot of things that she just didn't wear because they were the wrong shape. I'm learning what brands fit her better.
I feel really bad I haven't been blogging at least once a week, or keeping up with her development in her baby book (I say "her" like I have a baby book that is meant for her. I haven't done anything as far as that goes). I have no time to do any of that stuff!!
I love her so much...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Just got a phone call from Aaron's mom, who is watching Layla, that she rolled over from her back to her stomach! That's new, up until now she has only been able to flip from her stomach to her back using her arms. Big girl!