Sunday, July 21, 2013

8 weeks

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

At this point, your baby will begin to move beyond his early preferences for bright or two-toned objects toward more detailed and complicated designs, colors, and shapes. Show your baby — and let him touch — a wider variety of objects. Good choices include plastic cookie cutters, soft balls, and stuffed animals.

Your baby can differentiate familiar voices from other sounds and is becoming a better listener. He also can show you that he's in tune with his environment. Notice how he looks to see where certain noises are coming from.

An ongoing conversation (although still one-sided!) can help your baby develop his sense of place. He may even watch your mouth as you talk, fascinated by how it all works.

The chaotic first months are over and your baby's schedule is probably becoming more predictable. If you and your partner are raising your baby, it's important for both of you to get a chance to care for and bond with your baby. Make sure whichever one of you is not the primary caretaker gets regular time alone with your little one, for bathing him, changing him, and just getting tuned into his needs.

Elisha is doing great!  Continuing to chunk up nicely!

He still eats about every 2-3 hours during the day, and every 4-6 hours at night.  So he is still getting up once most nights.

He is full of smiles and sweet little noises that I consider talking to us.

He is very alert and constantly taking in everything around him.

We seem to have settled into a nice routine.  With Noah, I worked most of what we did around his schedule, with Elisha, I am much more flexible on his schedule, and we tend to work his schedule around what we already have going on.  This tends to mean that he sleeps in the car, car seat, or stroller while we run errands or have play dates in the morning, so this sleep is often interrupted, and he is often awake most of the morning.  Then he takes a good 2-3 hour nap midday while we're home for Noah's nap.  Then after waking up to nurse he'll nap a little more in the afternoon, and usually stay awake for a couple of hours prior to bedtime.  We put him down for bed around 8 pm most evenings.  

Right now he's sleeping in bassinet in our living room (to be far away from Noah's room so he doesn't wake up his brother in the middle of the night.  Once he's fully sleeping through the night consistently then I'll put him in the crib in the room with Noah... I'm a little nervous about this though.  I kinda expect for Noah to climb straight into the crib and sleep with his little brother that he is so fond of.

After looking back at Noah at 8 weeks I'm thinking that our 2 boys may look more alike than we thought.

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