We love having you in our family so very much. You are growing, but not too fast, and we are soaking up every last remnant of the newborn phase.
You are eating really well. The first month of your life there was concern about your tongue being tied on the sides of your mouth. We took you to a special dentist at two and four weeks. She wanted to do a laser procedure that would have required around the clock care for the next six weeks to heal from. I wasn’t convinced you needed it, and gratefully a month later you are just fine.
Napping is still unpredictable day to day, but you sleep well in your bassinet. Sometimes I need to go in every 5 minutes to get you re-settled for the first half hour of your nap but then you’ll sleep for another hour or two. Other times you go right to sleep but it is a 15 minute power nap. When I get tired of running up and down the stairs I bring you down and you’ll sleep in the bouncy seat or on the floor.
During the night you usually have a longer stretch at the beginning (3-4 hours, although you’ve made it 5 hours a few times) followed by waking up every 2 hours after that. You’ve been pretty fussy in the evenings from about 6-8 or 9 when you officially fall asleep for the night. During the day you are either really fussy and need to be held for a few hours at a time or are completely content to lay on the blanket and watch all the action. You like to be held upright with your legs straight down. You don’t cuddle, but when you are swaddled and tired you will rest your head on our chest. When you want to be on the ground you want to be on the ground and will cry if we pick you up. When you want to be held you really want to be held and will cry if we set you down. It’s really nice that you have clear opinions.
In the last few weeks you’ve discovered your voice! When you wake up in the morning or after a good nap you will squeal and call out for awhile. You will also talk back to us with a “uh-oh” sound. While you are on the floor “playing” with Emily and Nathan around, Emily will come over and say sweetly, “Is that so Laura?” in response to your calls. I found Nathan laying down next you saying, “That so? That so? That so?”, just the two of you. I’m also starting to catch on that you start “talking” when you are hungry or tired instead of jumping right to crying and will patiently wait a few minutes before escalating to crying if I don’t come. Every once in a while you flash a winning smile when you see us, but not consistently.
We love you Laura!