Avery is halfway through her fourth month. Yesterday I was talking to Jeremy while he was at the office, and I said she was so close to laughing. Just some hours later she was laughing for me while I attacked her with kisses. I managed to record these first laughs on my phone and shared them with immediate family via email. Man, what would I do without technology? Since my parents are on vacation, my sisters are living up north, and Jeremy’s mom lives across the country, sharing Avery’s early memories is no sweat.
We took her in for the next batch of immunizations earlier this week. Her doctor says she’s in good shape. She could use more tummy time, though, so we’re still working on that. The only time she doesn’t complain about it right away is when she’s on my tummy or Jeremy’s.
We’ve been trying to read to her as often as possible. While I read various news articles to her ( though she doesn’t understand the words; we’re just trying to get her to understand the flow of our language ), I’ve also been re-reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, but aloud. I can’t decide whether her falling asleep easily to the sound of my voice is a little insulting or not, but I take her calmness as a good thing. Plus, you know, naps.
Care for some Adventures in Learning? Here are some we’ve taken in the past couple of weeks:
Blizzard Blackout: Dry Erase Math Game: http://www.pbs.org/parents/adventures-in-learning/2014/01/printable-math-game-for-kids/
Straw and Pom Pom Races: http://www.pbs.org/parents/adventures-in-learning/2014/01/racing-activity-straws-pom-poms/
Iceberg Science Exploration: http://www.pbs.org/parents/adventures-in-learning/2014/01/iceberg-science-experiment-for-kids/
Pen Pals for Kids are STILL a Great Idea! http://www.pbs.org/parents/adventures-in-learning/2014/01/pen-pal-letters/
She’s over three months old now. Everyone says she looks like her dad, but I believe that’s mostly because of her pale skin. She’s still got my big eyes, though. This baby girl is growing so fast! At her two-month checkup, she was already 24” and over 11lbs, and I know she’s well over that by now despite not having another checkup yet. She hasn’t giggled yet, but she smiles for us all the time. She’s the best cuddle bug. We already know it’s going to be difficult to transition her into the crib, which is why we’re trying to start a routine… I’m just not sure if it’s going to be me or her who has more of a hard time letting go! She is already teething, which means copious amounts of drool and some crying fits. She still grabs my fingers when I nurse her, and it makes me feel all lovey-dovey and cheesy. I just love this baby so freaking much.
She just snorted in her sleep, though.
Was That My Tummy or Yours?
the game of the day, featuring growls and groans
Almost 6 weeks old, but still a cute, fussy little grumpus.
Some tidbits, since I’ve neglected this blog while getting to know this baby love:
Like most new babies, she gets fussiest at night. Not so common at this age: she’s already kinda-sorta standing on her legs when we hold her up by the back & shoulders, or she pushes herself backwards when she’s on our lap. Uh oh! She doesn’t like tummy time much, but her neck is stronger now, and her eyes are tracking more and more movement.
I’ll update more when I can…
- (for now) blonde eyebrows, her daddy’s brown hair, his freaking long eyelashes, his pale hyper-color skin, his gassiness (hehe)
- my nose
- a big head and big feet like mommy’s and daddy’s
- dark olive green eyes that were blue when she was born