Sometimes I think back to my pregnancy days and think it's just incredible that the little girl whose face I can't stop staring at and cheeks I can't stop kissing is the same little girl who was kicking away in my belly just 9 weeks ago! You wonder what your baby will look like or be like when you're pregnant but never in my wildest dreams could I have guessed she would be as beautiful and perfect as she is!
Sadie has changed so much since her one month update!
*She's smiling and giggling (on occasion) now - she has the prettiest little smile. It makes my day every single time I see it.
*She does really well at holding her head up for extended periods of time. She doesn't love tummy time, but will suffer through it for a few minutes. She really loves being held on my chest and using her hands to push herself away from me. This is when she really gets that head control practice!
*She turns her head to the sound of my voice. I love laying her on the bed before bath time and moving from one side of her to the other so she will turn her head to me.
*She eats like a champ. I cannot wait for her 2 month appointment next week to see how much she weighs. I'm guessing it's probably about 13 pounds?!
*She's a fantastic sleeper. She seems to have set her own little schedule of falling asleep around 8:30 or 9 and sleeping until 7-7:30 in the morning!!!...Seriously hope I'm not jinxing myself by typing her new "normal" sleep schedule.
*She's starting to love her play mat. She loves the music and the lights.
*She loves looking at the TV, but don't tell her daddy because he thinks she will fry her brain watching TV at this age. :)
We are still working on getting Sadie to sleep in her crib. I think it just might be a little too early yet. I'm not in a huge hurry for her to be in her own room, but at the same time I don't want her to get too used to sleeping in her Rock N Play. I think within the next few weeks I'll bring the Pack N Play up and try to get her to sleep there, and then try again to transition her to the crib during naps.
Speaking of naps... This little one slept for probably about 2 hours during the day yesterday! Ridiculous! She wouldn't sleep unless she was being held, and again, I don't want her to get used to being held while napping. She was so exhausted by the time 8:30 rolled around. She conked out and didn't even bother waking up when I put her in her sleep sack! She slept a lot more during the day today, but I wasn't feeling well so I just let her sleep on me for most of her naps.We both needed the cuddles I think.
My normally calm and happy baby has been rather fussy this week. According to my Wonder Weeks app she is going through the Patterns Leap where after making this leap she will no longer see the world as a bowl of soup. She will begin to differentiate regular patterns. This leap usually occurs between 7.5 and 9.5 weeks, and she should be able to feel her toys, hold her head up better (check), turn her head towards sounds (check), discover body parts like her hands, and look at patterns like a flickering candle. I hope after making this leap I get my happy girl back!
Here are some of my favorite pictures from our photo shoot today:
I just love that face!
One word: Rolls!
Over the photo shoot at this point :o) She still looks cute when she's fussing though!