I can't even count how many animals Trilly has met, suffice to say she's a little farm girl already.
She and I midwifed when our cow had her calf while dh was at work. She was in the wrap the whole time I was drying off the calf and feeding it.
We have smiles and coos! :-)
Holly has had a strong head from the get go - probably her small size gave her an amazing strength to weight ratio.
Now while on her tummy she pushed up onto her elbows.
She did roll over at 3.5 weeks but I think it was a freak occurrence. It has yet to repeat, though I know she's strong enough to do it.
She is 6.5 weeks now.
Congrats to all your babies' milestones!!
I think Aubrey is on the brink of laughing, she keeps doing these squeals or grunts that sounds like she's trying really hard. She's also rocking her legs a bit when she lays down like she is trying to roll over....but she doesn't spend a lot of time laying like that, since DS gets very affectionate...or wants to stomp next to her head and I have to "save" her. She's not crazy about tummy time, and neither was DS, but they both spent a lot of "tummy time" on my chest or on my body, or in the sling/wrap, and their development seems right on track. I would also recommend using the boppy or pillows to prop up the baby so that they can see to ease them into tummy time. If you think about how it feels for a baby to be put down and not be able to move their faces away from the floor, you can see how it could be pretty terrifying for them until they develop the head and neck muscles and arm strength and coordination to push themselves up...they can develop those muscles pretty easily without structured tummy time, so long as they aren't being left on their backs in a "baby holder" all the time. Try not to worry about it too much!
Aubrey holds eye contact and will seek it out now, at 10 weeks....but I don't think that my son did. I can't really remember. DD is very social compared with DS.
I went to HS with a girl who had albinism and she was one of the brightest students in the school! :-)
Holly seems to hold eye contact quite well. She'll even catch us with her eyes as we move away and toward her.
Have any of your babies discovered their hands yet? When does that happen? The other morning I was sitting w/ Holly on the couch while she was relaxing on her back. We were gazing at each other and I grabbed her left hand. Her gaze broke and she looked at her hand. I tried this a few more times in the course of 5 minutes and she looked at her hand every time. I wonder if this is the beginnings of her discovering that those flailing things belong to her!
I am going to massage the original intent of this thread and talk about a personal milestone. Today is cycle day 1 for me. Today I am 9 weeks pp. So just FYI, I was done nursing and pumping by 4 weeks pp. So it took my body another 5 weeks to work through a cycle. I know it varies tremendously woman to woman, but you can use me as a data point for anyone looking to wean at some point.
Interestingly enough, the first day of the cycle in which we conceived Holly was 9/1/12. So I almost went a full year w/o a period, not counting lochia.
my last AF (not including lochia) was in Feb 2010 I'm not looking forward to having to worry about that again!
anyone else follow the "wonder weeks"?? Aubrey is almost 12 weeks and this past week has been a BEAR for her...she's been super unsettled. I'm worried about the 19-20 week jump, aka the four month sleep regression. If she's hitting these early ones this hard, I'm scared about what the "big" ones are going to look like! Here is a link for any of you interested (http://www.thewonderweeks.com/)
Besides that, we haven't covered too much ground. She laughed last weekend, but hasn't managed to do it again yet. She's working really hard at moving her hands and feet where she wants them to go, and even grabbed ahold of my hand and brought it right up to her mouth. (Time to babyproof!). She's still not rolling, but seems like she's mastering the movements to try. Good stuff!
Leora is rolling...she HATES tummy time & has mastered rolling at about the same time she can push herself up, though she doesn't hold herself up as high as I would think would be rewarding. She has the biggest, squishiest bottom, I love it! But it's already so round, putting her in a cloth diaper is like turning her into a wheel.
L has been holding her head up well since the early weeks, and continues to grow stronger and stronger. We started getting a few smiles around 5 weeks, and now lying on her changing table looking up at us we get huge grins, coos, and the occasional giggle, but not really full blown laughter yet. After much concerted effort, she managed to get her thumb into her mouth and suck it last week, and this week (9 weeks old) is quite fascinated by her feet. Whenever I have her in a sitting up position she leans waaaay forward to stare at them, and is starting to reach for them. In the first two weeks when I was still super hormonal and crying all the time, I was really mourning losing my tiny newborn. Now I'm so excited to see her grow and change every day!