Wednesday, April 25, 2012

7 Weeks

First of all, I don't like the new Blog.ger interface that popped up when I logged in today. I don't know where anything is, and I hate that.

Second, I haven't posted in weeks not because I don't have anything to say, but because in my head SB's birth story needed to be the next post, and while I have it drafted, it's not done. It's looong, and it's not done. I've thought about editing it into two separate posts, but that means it still needs work, and I haven't felt like it. Finally I realized tonight that I should just give myself permission to work on it soon, and go ahead and post something else first.

 SB will be seven weeks old tomorrow. Seven weeks! The time has flown by. SB is a pretty amazing baby. She has been intentionally smiling for a few weeks now, and yesterday I made her laugh three times. She has a deeper laugh than Miss M, and it made me so happy to hear it. I was moving her arms back and forth to make her dance, and she thought it was hilarious. She is also incredibly strong, and holds her head up for long periods of time. Yesterday when I put her on her stomach for tummy time, she also pushed herself up on her arms. She gets pretty close to rolling over, too, which is amazing. The arm on the floor side gets in the way, but it won't be too much longer before she actually rolls over.  I can't find my infant book, and I can't remember if it's early for her to be doing that.  (Where would I have put my infant book?  It was on my bookshelf forever, and now when I actually need it again, is has disappeared.)

SB continues to be a good eater, as well.  It is such a relief to have a child who is a good eater.  It is so nice to not worry about whether she is feeding for long enough or gaining enough weight.  She is somewhere over 11 pounds now, I'm sure, but we don't go back to the doctor for two more weeks.  She gained 18 ounces in the two weeks before her one month appointment!  We are well out of the newborn clothes and into the 0-3 months. She is close to being at the end of those too, in terms of length, so it won't be long before I have to wash another larger-sized batch of clothes. Miss M swam in the 0-3 months clothes for quite a bit after she was 3 months; SB already weighs more than Miss M did at 3 months. It's just amazing to me to see the difference in our girls. I love how unique they each are. 

Miss M continues to be a great big sister. She adores SB, and kisses her on the head regularly. She'll say funny things like "SB is SO cute!" It cracks me up. She's been well behaved (even my MIL, who arrived today for a visit, said so!). In terms of a night sleeping/feeding schedule, we've settled into a nice routine. SB tends to eat around 11pm, 2am, and 6am. She's a good little sleeper. The best, though, is that she wakes slowly, making little noises instead of going to full blown crying when she's hungry. It's a relatively peaceful way to be woken up in the middle of the night!

 And with that, I'm off to bed. It feels good to have broken the blogging ice!


Rebeccah said...

Welcome back!

~Jess said...

I much prefer the being woken up to little sounds, than full-throttle screams!

Sounds like you guys are doing well.

Darla said...

Babies keeping you busy :) and I have totally felt the blogjam of wanting an exact post to be the next post and it not feeling right enough to post. Miss you! Welcome back!

P.S. don't even get me started on the European/German login issues with Blogspot/Blogger.