Monday, June 24, 2013

4 weeks

Here is what is going on with Elisha this week according to;

Your baby may gurgle, coo, grunt, and hum to express his feelings. A few babies also begin squealing and laughing. Be sure to coo and gurgle back, and talk to your baby face to face. He'll enjoy holding your gaze now.

If you have things to do, your baby will still enjoy hearing your voice from across the room. And don't feel silly about using baby talk — babies are particularly attuned to this high-pitched, drawn-out way of communicating, which can actually teach your baby about the structure and function of language.

Elisha is doing great!  He is getting bigger each week and is significantly bigger than Noah was at this age.

He is still sleeping through the night some nights, but then will wake up in the middle of the night on other occasions.  Either way, he is doing better than I expected at this point and I am grateful to get a reasonable amount of sleep each night.

This week he had his first bottle, which he did very well with.  Since Noah refused to take a bottle (therefore I was never able to be apart from him until I stopped nursing at 14 months) I am determined to introduce a bottle to Elisha now, and continue to give him one regularly so that we don't end up in that same situation again.

He is currently eating every 2-3 hours during the day and going for a stretch of 5-7 hours at night.

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