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post #1 of 117
Thread Starter 
Oh my god, the cooing, humming and smiles. They just melt me. Rowan saves his smiles for his delighted siblings.
melt. me. squish. love. smoosh. snuggle.

What are your babies doing new?
post #2 of 117

Elliott is touching people's faces! Also he's started making noises when he's not upset, but just making noises. 

post #3 of 117
Julia is making real, sustained eye contact and not quite turning towards new voices but at least looks curious and starts trying to look that way. Also, her muscle tone seems much improved! She's got muscular legs and just feels more solid to hold.
post #4 of 117

I swear Oliver chuckled a minute ago!  He practices smiling while he's falling asleep (he practices a bunch of other expressions then too), but just now he smiled while he breathed out rhythmically, and his belly was shaking just like yours or mine would!  He didn't make any noise while he did it, so maybe it was simply coincidental baby movements, but still.  It made me laugh for real.

post #5 of 117
Ruby is smiling a ton. At everyone. She's going to be a charmer for sure! And the cooing/ "talking". I forgot how much I love those sounds. I want to freeze time.
post #6 of 117

rf1170, I swear my baby is laughing in her sleep, too. She has even made noise a couple times! What on earth could a 10-day-old baby find funny, is what I want to know. :)

post #7 of 117
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Originally Posted by zeeohee View Post

rf1170, I swear my baby is laughing in her sleep, too. She has even made noise a couple times! What on earth could a 10-day-old baby find funny, is what I want to know. smile.gif
Julia does that too. It's so cute! I can't wait until she starts smiling socially.
post #8 of 117
By the way, do you ever while looking at your babies think that we all come with a set of expressions, and sometimes babies get set to shuffle? Sometimes it feels like julia is just cycling through every emotional expression that could possibly exist within 30 seconds.
post #9 of 117
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Originally Posted by cynthiamoon View Post

By the way, do you ever while looking at your babies think that we all come with a set of expressions, and sometimes babies get set to shuffle? Sometimes it feels like julia is just cycling through every emotional expression that could possibly exist within 30 seconds.

That's what we call the baby channel! (Channel surfing)

I highly recommend taking a video for just staring at in the years to come.
post #10 of 117
We've been taking small ~30 sec videos when she's awake and asleep. They're so fun! Sometimes I'll take smaller ones and send them to DH at work so Noor can say hello to her daddy smile.gif
post #11 of 117
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Originally Posted by wrenmoon View Post


That's what we call the baby channel! (Channel surfing)

I highly recommend taking a video for just staring at in the years to come.

 

Good idea :) 

 

You know, whenever I saw you talking about the baby channel before, I just thought you meant staring at babies. I didn't get the channel surfing reference :) 

post #12 of 117

Elliott totally does the making every face thing, I was worried yesterday cuz I thought he was upset, but I think he was just trying out new expressions. He's also started grabbing things (like my glasses

post #13 of 117
Last night Lila reached up and pushed my iPhone down while I was nursing her. I'm sure it wasn't deliberate but it WAS funny. She laughed in her sleep yesterday. She also lifted her head from my chest while pecking (after nursing for over an hour on both breasts) and looked me straight in the eyes. Like, "I'm STILL hungry, mom!"
She's getting sooooooo strong!
post #14 of 117

I love this thread!  it makes me happy to hear about other smiling, laughing babies.  smile.gif

post #15 of 117
Chipi--I call that 'the woodpecker' -- iris does it when I'm trying to burp her and she really wants more to eat. She sort of bangs her head on my chest (or occasionally someone else's) and grunts.
post #16 of 117
Th wood pecker! Love it! Ruby does that too!nshe also does "the shark" where she shakes her head back and forth before attacking my nipple. It's funny but also terrifying! My poor boobs!
post #17 of 117
Hahaha!! I love the nicknames for those moves! It is scary when she growls like a predator before attacking my nipples. I had no idea babies were so aggressive about the boob.

How about the "army crawl"? This is when Julia is sleeping in bed with us, I've moved away a bit, and she using elbows and feet writhes on her belly to be closer. Soooo cute!
post #18 of 117
Woodpecker and shark - check!!
Baby channel, check, complete with one inquisitive eyebrow raised (like seriously? I don't buy it) lol

Here's the biggie though. I put Callie down flat on her back in her crib around midnight, and passed out on the recliner in her room. 2:30ish she woke me up with hungry grunts and I went to get her. She was on her BELLY, hoIdling her head up! She rolled over back to tummy at 3 weeks. Holy moly! I thought DD1 was a mover, rolling at 3 months.... I think I'll have my hands full with these two!
post #19 of 117
Kalista- shark is a good one! I always think it's like a dog is attacking me. Mason is starting to smile more and more. I'm not sure if it is on purpose yet or not. He hold his head up liked crazy, and moves his feet and knees. He looks like he is ready to crawl! When I change his diaper and my husband leaves the room, mason turns and twists his head to see where daddy went. So cute!
post #20 of 117
First baby illness at 5 weeks thanks to me. Ugh...summer colds are terrible but seeing my little one coughing and sneezing is so sad. Actually the sneezing is quite cute but the coughing is just sad. Also I have been super engorged because baby hasn't been eating as much so I woke up with PAINFUL plugged ducts in both breasts at 4 AM. Finally I couldn't take anymore and I was too tired to set up the pump so I asked my husband to help out. That may be TMI but he drained that breast way better than a pump ever could and the plugged duct is gone. I had baby on one side and dh on the other. I feel like the family cow.
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