Friday, July 26, 2013

9 weeks

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

Your baby's salivary glands have been working since she was in utero, but you may notice that she's started to drool. She's also putting everything in her mouth and producing more saliva than she can swallow.

This doesn't mean that your baby's teething just yet, though — that probably won't happen for another two weeks, at least. The vast majority of babies sprout their first tooth between 4 and 7 months of age. If your baby's an early developer, you may see her first white cap, usually one of the bottom two middle teeth, as early as 3 months. (And in rare cases, a baby's first tooth is visible at birth!)

Many parents permanently affix a bib to their baby about now to catch the drool. Just remember to take it off when your baby sleeps to prevent strangulation.

The good news is that your baby's drool coats toys and other objects with disease-preventing proteins. That's fortunate — since she'll continue to explore anything she can get her hands on.

If your baby's sleeping through the night (five or six hours at a stretch), you're one of the lucky few. Most 10-week-old babies still wake up in the middle of the night. But even babies who aren't sleeping through the night at this stage should be sleeping and staying awake for longer intervals instead of cycling back and forth so much. Your baby will most likely have two to four long sleep periods and as many as ten hours of awake time in 24 hours.

An interesting note: Whether your baby is a night owl or a morning lark, a long sleeper or short sleeper, she'll probably stay that way throughout childhood.

Your baby is learning how to rock and roll — well, maybe just roll. At this age, she'll probably be able to move from her side to her back and her back to her side. The complete roll over won't come for another month or so, though, because she needs stronger neck and arm muscles for that maneuver.

Your baby's increasing mobility means that you must keep a hand on her during diaper changes. Never leave your baby unattended on a bed or any other elevated surface now that she can move around.

Elisha is doing great.

He smiles a bunch and tries to talk to us with baby noises.  He is really good at making and holding eye contact.  He is increasingly more alert and awake throughout the day.

He is starting to get a little spoiled and I'm thinking that he's more of an extrovert because he wants to be held a lot and doesn't want to be in a room alone.  The other day he was sitting in his swing crying, but as soon as Jeremy came back into the room Elisha started smiling and laughing at him, so I'm thinking he's social and just doesn't want to be alone.

He's also more finicky about his diaper than Noah.  I don't think Noah ever cried from a dirty diaper, but often Elisha will cry if his diaper is dirty and be content once it has been changed.

He seems to really enjoy baths.

He is sleeping from about 8 or 9 pm until about 3 or 4 am currently.

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