Tuesday, April 16, 2013

12 Weeks

 Isn't that smile just the cutest thing you have ever seen?! Oh my gosh do we love this girl!
-Continues to laugh harder and harder with each passing week. On Saturday I came downstairs after taking a shower and heard massive amounts of giggling and pure joy coming up the stairs. Once I got to the family room I saw Jeff grabbing her feet while she was in the swing. She was laughing so hard and it was absolutely adorable. Every time I try to get it on video she stops so one day you will all be able to hear it or maybe she's just saving it for Mom and Dad. Either way, we're still the lucky ones.
-Holds her head up almost all the time until it gets just a little too heavy. She's great at holding it up and has a little bit of trouble if her chin falls and she has to pick her head back up. We're working on it. We're also working on keeping it up while leaning back but that is coming along as well. We are so proud of our little growing girl and all of the things that she is constantly learning to do. Sometimes I forget how hard just learning how to hold her head up is until she gives us a look like "Guys, this is so hard and I am so tired!"
-Started sitting in the Bumbo. Now that she holds her head up really well we tried putting her in the Bumbo over the weekend. We still sat right by her and made sure that her head didn't just flop around or back (which it didn't...I'm telling you, she's a rockstar). She absolutely loved it! We think she likes finally being able to really look around and see what's going on instead of constantly being reclined and having to look mostly at the ceiling.
-Spent her first night unswaddled while sleeping. She usually is out by 9 (usually more like 8:30) but one night this week she was so tired but just couldn't relax enough to fall asleep so she was screaming and getting so hot. I unswaddled her because she was hot and then handed her off to Jeff. He sang her to sleep and we both thought "Uh oh, she's not swaddled. I wonder how long this will last." Well, it lasted until 4:17am so I guess we're slowly progressing. Every night since I have still swaddled her but she always gets her arms free and then just holds on to the top of the blanket so I'm really not sure if that is even classified as swaddling anyway.
-Still dealing with the whole congestion/snot thing but it seems to be getting a little better. Generally, I only have to suck out her nose first thing in the morning and occasionally during her middle of the night feeding.
-Speaking of feedings...Emery consistently makes it from about 8:30pm-7am with only one night feeding, usually around 3:30am. She starts to stir around 5:30 but we just turn on the swaying motion of the glider that she sleeps in and sometimes stick in a binky and she's good to go.
This picture does not do it justice but there is always so much drool when she laughs.


She's getting great at Superman!

So cute!

Playing with the cow. Her favorite toy.

Airing out first thing in the morning. (I don't know why this picture keeps uploading upside down)
Chillin in the Bumbo.

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