Friday, June 28, 2013

5 weeks

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

Your baby's neck muscles are getting stronger, which allows her to hold her head up for short periods. She can support it for a few moments while lying on her stomach, for example, and she can probably turn it from side to side. She may be able to hold her head up when she's in a car seat or front carrier.

Smiling happens at about the same time in all cultures, so get ready for your baby to reward all your loving care with a beaming, toothless, just-for-you smile. This will probably make your heart melt, even if you've just had your worst night yet.

Your baby may start sleeping longer at night (maybe four to six hours) sometime between 6 weeks and 6 months of age. It's a broad range, and much depends on your baby's development and your behavior.

Most sleep experts suggest putting your baby to bed while she's still awake, but drowsy. This will help her learn to fall asleep on her own, a skill that will come in handy for you both when she wakes in the wee hours of the night. You can help your baby reach that milestone sooner rather than later by establishing healthy sleep habits from the start, such as a bedtime routine with a calming bath, a baby massage, or a bedtime story.

Elisha is doing great!  He is continuing to fill out and form little fat rolls just where babies should have them.  And then there's those cheeks... I LOVE fat baby cheeks!

He has given us a few precious smiles and grins here and there, and my knees go week every time.  So sweet, so much innocence, and trust, and joy.  He's also starting to interact, engage, and look at us more.  

This week he has grown out of his newborn clothes and is now wearing size 0-3 months.  Since he's filling out a lot more quickly than Noah, I'm thinking I can start putting him in his cloth diapers soon (Noah's thighs weren't big enough to fill them out until he was 2 months old).

I always thought that Noah was a great baby... he slept through the night from 8 weeks on, and didn't cry much during the day.  He did cry almost every day from 5-7 pm straight, deep screaming cries, but for a baby, I wrote that off as normal and thought he was such a good and easy baby.  I was nervous that Elisha would be more difficult and that I'd be disappointed that he wasn't as easy as his brother.  I didn't think it was possible, but Elisha is an even easier baby than Noah.  He doesn't cry much, and when he does it's usually cured by someone holding him.  Overall he is very happy, easy, laid back, and not very demanding.

1 comment:

Mary said...

So glad to see that you're all doing well. Thinking of you!