I realize now that this is a bit late because she is now 10 weeks old, but here it is! I’m falling more and more in love with this little girl each day. This last month has brought on some really fun developments that just melt my heart. She now SMILES at us and is starting to interact with her environment by swatting at objects. Her and Micah bond over their Saturday Morning snuggle sessions, and we are currently getting ready for our first road trip to nana and grandpa kuiper! It’s been an amazing month!
Still all breastfed! We’ve been pretty lazy about practicing with the bottle but since she has taken it like a champ ever time we have tried I am not too worried. I’m also super lucky that I work right next to her daycare and that her daycare provider is super flexible and willing to let me come feed her during the day!
There have been HUGE improvements in her sleep in this last month! She now has a 6-8 hour stretch before her first night feeding and sleeps another 4 hours after that! She goes to be around 6:30 or 7 so I am still waking up in the middle of the night, but I joke that I get better sleep now than when I was pregnant! I hear horrible things about the 4 month sleep regression, so we will see how that goes!
We are also starting to transition out of her tight swaddle, and into things where she has more arm movement. I picked up a lovetodream swaddle 50/50, which will allow me to unzip one arm at a time, and we started using our Merlin’s Magic Sleep Suit. She doesn’t sleep as well as with her tight swaddle, but I want to get her transitioned before the hot weather of summer comes.
LIKES / DISLIKES
- Sitting up in her new chair
- being worn! Now she’s all about legs out in the moby! We also got a Lillebaby with owl print that she seems to like too
- Looking at the birds and fish
In general if she’s interacting with her environment she’s happy! She loves people, and attention. I have a feeling this with be soo much fun when she’s a teenager 🙂
- She still hates being held like a baby
- Getting her feet tickled
- When her paci falls out
- When mama has hot food! (or coffee!)
She’s starting to swat at objects which is sooo cute to watch! I can tell that she really wants to grab them but hasn’t figured out how to let go of her thumb first. She holds it between her first two fingers which is ironically sign language for “toilet” . Also tummy time has gone from a much hated activity to an acceptable one, as long as she’s not on it for too long. Still rolling from front to back but no signs of going the other way yet.
I’ve been doing great! Better than great! Thank God for Zoloft. Mentally I feel better than I have in years. If you even THINK you may benefit from some meds, ask your doc! There isn’t any shame at all. Don’t miss a single precious moment because you’re (literally) crying over spilled milk.
Soon I will be returning to work and Micah will start traveling, so we have some big changes coming our way. I look forward to getting into a consistent routine, and figuring out a workout plan.
She’s still in 0-3 month clothes but I don’t know how much longer she will be! I already need to put her in the more roomier outfits when she is in her cloth diapers! Speaking of cloth diapers, I made a huge purchase with all the Earth Day sales! My plan was to know what I liked before earth day and to stock up then, but there was just so many more options I want to try! We’re working hard on burning through our Honest Company stash before going full time cloth (those were just too expensive to waste) but I can’t wait to start!
Until next time!
~Sarah & Lilly