Finally! Some indication that she is my child…
As her father says “Just like your mommy, you don’t give me a chance to get a word in.” Since as of right now that is the only clearly mommy-like trait displayed, I’ll gladly admit that I talk a lot (like I could deny it anyway). However, most of the world hasn’t seen this side of the munchkin…yet. Like her mommy, she’s quiet around new people…getting a feel for the place, the people and the situation…then comes the real Me. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before the whole world gets in on the babble.
And then there’s the shriek. It’s randomly interspersed in the babble…or occasionally while she’s entertaining herself—I think she gets the shrieking from her daddy. hee hee
In the last few days, we’ve seen some other changes and emerging personalities.
Most of the time when she wakes up now, it’s with a babble (usually as she’s trying to figure out how to get the pacifier in her mouth, since we fake swaddle her hands—that’s what I call it anyway). It’s the best way to wake up in the morning. Then when she notices you watching her…the biggest grin appears on her face. “Good Morning Mommy!” I love it!
-->I swear she was trying to copy my dramatized sniffing-the-flowers noise, but I’ll willingly admit I may have an overactive imagination.
-->Sleeping kitties….first they are stared at…then, if within grabbing distance, out come the hands…so far I’ve been able to deflect into a petting motion. Poor kitties, it’s only a matter of time.
-->Autumn can now hold a small bottle for herself. At her last doctor visit, Autumn hadn’t put on quite as much weight as the doctor would like (really?! try holding her for any length of time—and she has baby rolls) so I have been giving her two extra bottles of 2 oz after her mid day feedings. I know it won’t help build up any additional “natural supply” on my part, but with working and other factors—it is what it is. But I make her feed herself. She wants it—so she has to work for it. I know, I’m a mean mom.
-->That’s also my policy with the pacifier. I hand it to her and she has to put it in her mouth. It quiets her down while she’s concentrating just as well—and it’s good for hand-eye….mouth coordination. As for the pacifier my goal is to have it strictly for sleeping (and possibly car rides and church…desperate times calls for desperate measures…) by six months. As it is, during the day she never has it but for naps, it’s the evenings when I’m working that are going to be tougher.
-->Also I’m teaching her to beat up her cousin. That’s ok right? She has to defend herself—he’s always trying to rip her face off…
And it’s such a cute face….
(Please pardon the cruddy video/photo quality—my phone is no bueno in the media department.)