Saturday, January 18, 2014

elsie: 3 months

I can't choose favorites.

Okay, maybe this next one is my favorite...


--She has found her hands and her feet. She spends a lot of time trying to get her hands in her mouth, and when she is diaper-less, she tries to grab her feet...or at least bring them as close to her head as possible.

-- She is learning how to use the muscles around her mouth to make different noises and to blow bubbles.

--She has started to drool.

--She loves to sit up and look around.

--She loves diaper changes and baths.

--Tummy time is too exhausting because she refuses to let her head rest on the floor. She often even picks up her arms and legs and just flies on her belly above the floor...all while screaming.

--She has started rubbing her eyes, especially when she's eating.

--SHE GIGGLES! It is still kind of rare and amazing when it happens, but it happens :)

--She tries to grab things, like a toy, if it's dangled in her face, or sometimes she'll try to grab it with her feet.

--She still sleeps swaddled, pacified, and in her Rock and Play. I don't know when to try to break her of each of those things...but, I think, not yet.

--Schedule? Meh...

Monday, January 6, 2014

elsie: 2 months

This is way late, so here's to remembering...

2 months

--By far the best part of month 2 = smiles!

--The conversation improved greatly, too. I swear she would say "Hello" to me

--She is just barely getting too big for her newborn sized clothes, but the next size up still seems too big. And she didn't make it to fit into her Christmas jammies in time for the holidays...

--She still sleeps pretty well, with usually at least one longer stretch somewhere in there. She till gets tightly swaddled whenever I put her down, and she still sleeps in the Rock and Play instead of her crib.

--Her daddy is rigorous with her baby exercises, including tummy time, standing time, and airplane time. She is getting good at holding her head up.

--She likes to look around and can often be calmed by being held "football" style.

--She started following things with her eyes and turning her head to keep focus with a passing object or person.

--She likes to interlock her fingers and pull them to her face in the-cutest-manner-possible. See picture two above. 

--Sometimes we wake up and it seems like she has grown way too much while we were sleeping.