Monday, August 04, 2014

Elijah: 12 Weeks

Weight: At BF group you were 15 pounds 11 ounces before eating. 
Height: no update
Clothes: 3-6 months, but some are getting tight.
Diapers: No change. But since we switched to some awesome Charcoal Bamboo and Bamboo Blended inserts we haven't had any leaks! Even though you are a heavy wetter during the day, at night we haven't had to double yet. 
Sleep: Suddenly you are an amazing sleeper! You have been sleeping 7-8 hours regularly for your first stretch and even did 10 hours last night! This has been going on for about a week and a half. 8:30-9:30ish you nurse and then fall asleep for the night. We put you in your Woombie and most of the time you are down in just a few minutes. Most nights you wake up around 4:00 am and fuss a bit, but if I give you your paci and lay my hand on your chest, you will go back to a sound sleep in under 20 minutes. You have been taking a great nap most afternoons too. You will sleep at least 2 hours (sometimes 3-4!) if you are put in your Woombie, with the sound machine, and in your bed. Usually you wake up crying once in the middle, but with a little time with the paci, you are back out for an hour or more.
Eating: You seem less ravenous lately. At BF group today you only ate 3.5 ounces in 25+ minutes (on both sides) of what seemed like continuous eating, which is unusual for you. Maybe you ate a lot at your first feeding when you woke up? You are pretty easy going most of the time, until you are tired or hungry. Then we KNOW!
Likes: You love sucking on your hands (drool everywhere!), talking to us, and pulling any fabric over your face, and having a lovie/foof. I have always wondered how kids come to "like" things. I see it really just happens! You started pulling fabric on your face any chance you got. You love when we give you a lovie/foof now!
Dislikes: Tummy time. Though you are doing a little better! You will do it for a few minutes before screaming now. You seem to like it a little better on the exercise ball and across our legs than on the floor. 
Health: The chiropractor says that your head seems really good now and you turn it both ways very well!
Oh! And this: We had VBS last week and you were so good! Grammy wore you most of the time and she loved hanging out with you! One day during the closing Grammy had to leave and I felt pretty awesome wearing you in the Tula while I took care of the closing details with 105 kids and 70 volunteers! I am excited that we have a picture of you in a VBS onesie for your first VBS!
New Tricks: You are so aware of things going on around your now. You love to look at us and talk to us. You have so much to say! The other morning you even laid in your bed for 15 minutes just talking to yourself instead of crying to be picked up right away! Today you were doing Tummy Time and pushed yourself up on your toes like in Downward-Facing Dog because you were so mad! When you are throwing a fit during Tummy Time you can move across the whole mat! Earlier you also were laying back on the nursing pillow and you were trying to sit up and you were getting your head and neck up off of it!

I had a really hard time picking out a picture this month because all of the faces you made were adorable!