Baby A’s update

February 14, 2013 at 9:22 am (Intro) (, , )

I no longer have a newborn. Instead, I have a sweet, angel-baby infant.   I realized this about 2 weeks ago, and it made me sad. This was about the time that she truly outgrew clothes and I had to sort through the next box of apparel for her to transition new items in. 

 

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As of today, I am the proud mom of a 7 1/2 week old. She’s gotten to be a lot of fun this past week! She actually bats at her toys on her play gym, and she tracks us and her toys when we hold them up.  She laughs and smiles, and gurgles to herself.  I tell Hubs that she’s trying to talk to us.  Baby A has decided that she loves her bath time, and we have “swimming practice” at the end, where we lower the water level to just a few inches and let he chill on her back in the tub.  I’m in the tub with her, so it’s safe. She just loves splashing with her feet and arms.  She’s come a long way since this:

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Baby A also has learned to kick, oh has she learned to kick!  We’ll put her down on her back and rub her tummy and she’ll kick her legs as hard as she can.  Usually her right legs just wiggles up a storm! 

Baby A did a great job sleeping last night. She’s been sleeping about 5-51/2 hours and then waking for a bottle before going down for another 2-3 hours.  Last night she outdid herself though. Hubs put her to bed at 10:30, and she woke when I turned the lights on at 11:30. She didn’t fuss, but I gave her an ounce of milk anyways, hoping to “top up” her tummy.  She went right back to sleep and didn’t wake until 6. That’s 6 1/2 hours of sleep!  She ate 3 ounces very quickly, and dozed back off. She’s just now starting to stir, at 8 a.m.  LO sleeps swaddled in her rock’n’play next to the bed.  We’ve tried a few naps in the crib, but she doesn’t sleep as well there and I’m not ready to push the issue.  Besides, I like being able to watch her sleep. 

She’s just over 22″ long now, and Hubs swears that she must be near 11 pounds. I refuse to find out because that just seems like so much! I’m guessing she is around 10 pounds though. Image

 

Her nicknames include Snuffle-butt (lots of sniffles), punkin, sweetcheeks, and Princess Fuss-butt.  She doesn’t fuss a lot and is such a sweet baby.  The only time she gets loud is when she wants to be fed or is fighting sleep and I kinda figure that’s our fault for not having her food ready for her or helping her get to sleep sooner. We’re working on it!

Being a parent is such a bigger blessing than I ever realized!  Our Little Miss is an absolute sweetheart and I’ve had people exclaim over how active she is, how sweet and well behaved, and of course over how adorable. I had no idea that Hubs and I could feel this way about another person.  It’s amazing.  When they said that having children was like “having your heart walking around outside your body,” they were spot on.  It’s mind-boggling.

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