This week was incredible. Â We actually noticed differences in your development each day. Â I am around you so much that I donâ€™t notice your growth on a daily basis. Its when I lift you one time and realize how heavy you are or long youâ€™ve gotten. Â This week youâ€™ve made leaps and bounds in learning to do new things – youâ€™ve transformed yet again into a new baby and it happened in it seems overnight.
Youâ€™ve continued to get much stronger this week. Â I barely have to hold your neck at all anymore. Â You want to sit up and look at the world from a different perspective and get mad when I lay you down sometimes. When you sit up, youâ€™re doing it more on your own. Â Someday youâ€™ll be able to all by yourself!
The biggest difference in you this week was your ability to smile. Â You are happiest in the mornings and just giggle, squeal and smile nonstop for about an hour in bed. Â Your smile absolutely melts my heart. Â You had smiled in weeks prior to this, but I still wasnâ€™t sure it wasnâ€™t due to your gas. Â I know now that you are actually smiling at daddy and I (and your grandmas). Â You like to laugh at the fan and daddy giggling with you. Â You and dad are bonding so much now that you can react to him and his goofiness. Â You and I smile and laugh together when I have conversations with you. Â You are trying to talk to us too. Â Your little voice melts my heart. Â Iâ€™ve been trying so hard to get it on camera, but it hasnâ€™t worked yet.
You also can focus on objects noticeably better this week as well. Â I see you looking at pictures and artwork on the walls trying to decipher what they are in relation to your world. Â You are content a lot just looking around (mostly at the fan). Â You also watch Otis chew on his bone sometimes. Â I canâ€™t wait for you and Otis to become best friends. Â Otis is really starting to be protective over you (not in an aggressive way though). Â You also love music. Â Itâ€™s soothing to you. Â You like when grandma Nancy or I sing to you.
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Our sleep was pretty good this week. Â For the time being, you are on about a 3 hour schedule at night, which is good with mommy. Â You are doing very well at putting yourself back to sleep. Â I can put you back in your bed next to our bed and youâ€™ll fall back asleep by yourself. Â This is a big revelation from last week. Â When you wake up, I love watching you stretch and stretch! Â Itâ€™s the cutest thing ever.
Grandma Trish visited us this week. Â You and her had a good time rocking together and hanging out. Â She was good at putting you to sleep during the day. Â She cooked us some delicious meals and helped me with things around the house. Â It was so nice to have an extra set of hands. Â I got spoiled.
On Saturday (of course the day that she left), mama drank a chai tea latte (with soy) and you were very very fussy all afternoon into the night (but you slept at night). Â I think the caffeine threw you for a loop. Â I have vowed to myself that caffeine will not be a part of my diet while Iâ€™m breastfeeding you.
We went for a few long walks and runs in the stroller this week. Â You seem to like it because you are instantly asleep once you are in your car seat. On Sunday, you made your first debut at Washington Park. Â Daddy ran his long run and you and I ran around the park for a total of 3.35 miles. Â You slept the entire time.
You are still eating like a champ. Â During the day, you like to eat as much as mama is around; most of the time itâ€™s about every hour. Â You can go longer when Iâ€™m not around though. Â At night, itâ€™s just about every 3 hours. Â You are starting to spit up more also. Â I guess your digestive system is working better. Â I read that once babies reach around 6 weeks, their bowel movements are much less frequent. Â That happened to you at the end of this week. Â I was worried at first, but then I did some researching and realized it was normal.
I canâ€™t believe next week you will hit the two month milestone. Â Time has gone by way too fast. Â You are a different baby than we brought home from the hospital in early March. Â Part of me wants you to stay this size forever, but another part canâ€™t wait to see all these milestones youâ€™re going to hit. Â Our love continues to grow every week.