Friday, January 24, 2014

35 weeks

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

Your baby's vision — previously about 20/40 at best — is now almost adult-like in its clarity and depth perception. Though your baby's short-range sight is still best, his long-range vision is good enough to recognize people and objects across a room. He may see a toy on the other side of the room and try to crawl toward it. His eyes are also probably close to their final color, though you may see subtle changes later.
Your baby may start looking for dropped objects and may use his index finger to point at them. He can easily use his fingers to rake up a piece of food and hold it with his fist closed, and he's learned to open his hand to drop and throw objects with greater precision. He's probably beginning to master the pincer grasp, too — the delicate maneuver that lets him pick up small objects with his thumb and first finger.

Your baby's also a fan of poking things and getting his little fingers into holes, making this a great time to cover outlets around the house.

There'll be times when your baby is afraid of things he can't understand. Even things that didn't bother him before, like a ringing doorbell or a whistling teakettle, may frighten him. When this happens, the most important thing you can do as a parent is comfort and reassure him. Tell him that you're there and he's fine — a hug or a snuggle may be all he needs.

Elisha is doing great!  A lot has changed for him in the last 2 weeks.  He has gone from rolling all over the floor as his mode of transportation, to an army man scoot/ crawl, and now to crawling on his hands and knees.  He is also pulling up to standing using every piece of furniture he can find, and at times letting go and balancing for a second or two.  Now I have to watch him closely because he quickly moves from room to room in search of every cord and shoe he can find.

He still nurses about 6 times a day and loves eating pureed solid food, but isn't showing any interest yet in picking up small bits of food and feeding himself.

The very top of his first tooth has started to break through his gums also.  He has seemed a little more irritable than normal during this process, but overall is still such a good sport through the pain.

Over the last two weeks he also taught himself to clap his hands without our prompting and regularly claps, laughs, and smiles at the silly antics of his older brother.

He loves to play trucks with his brother, to be outside, and he's a very enthusiastic audience when we sing songs, particularly Bingo.

Here was Noah at 35 weeks.  They may have some similarities, but overall, I think they look very different with completely different head shapes.

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