12 week photo
Twelve whole weeks! That feels like a big milestone. She is such a little sweetheart. Sometimes I get a little exasperated when something bothers her and I’m trying, with no luck, to figure out exactly what that is. She cries so rarely that when she does it feels like a big deal. My Dad reminded me today that ‘babies cry, sometimes it is just to express themselves, it is natural and perfectly healthy’. That is hard for me to remember. I don’t want her to ever cry, it breaks my heart. Luckily it isn’t too often.
She has really started cooing a lot lately. It is so fun to have our little cooing conversations. She says OOOooohh and I say it right back to her and we go back and forth for a long time. She looks us right in the eyes and just coos her little heart out.
Highlight of the week:
Karen- Every day is a highlight. I just adore spending time with our little sweetie pie.
Kenny- Hearing M cooing was a special moment. She just started it up on Saturday morning and it has been non stop since then and I love it.
Product we’re loving:
We haven’t bought anything new recently but I’m sure we’ll have something new here in a few weeks. We did order a bottle that we are anxious to give a try with some pumped breast milk. We will let you know how it goes.
Karen- I keep feeling like she may be teething. I know it is crazy early, just twelve weeks after all, but she has been drooling a lot, chewing on her hands, a little fussy and warm and her usual sleep schedule has been kind of off the last few days. I guess time will tell, we’ll know when we see a tooth huh.
Kenny- All the little extra things that I try to take care of, from work related stuff to house related stuff, there’s just not enough time. I start feeling like I’m not doing enough or getting to spend enough time with my girls.
Karen- Our Sunday Scripture for this week is really reminding me to give thanks to the Lord for all things. Even when M is crying or upset I am trying to remember to praise the Lord that she has lungs and a voice and a smart little brain that can think. My sweet Mom reminded me how very blessed we are that she is healthy and how very small my little problems really are.
Kenny- Babies change constantly. What worked one day may not work the next day. So, enjoy the moment and just try to be flexible.
Quote of the week:
We took M to a garden over the weekend. It was a fun trip and the weather was nice. Kenny had M in her Baby Bjorn and we were enjoying all the flowers and trees when we started noticing several really huge grasshoppers. They were probably about four to five inches long, certainly the biggest either of us had ever seen. As we walked along the pathway I leaned in to get a closer look of a black and green grasshopper when suddenly he viciously leapt off his branch and thwacked onto Kenny’s shoulder.
It must have felt like a bird landed on him the thing was so big!
Karen: “Aaaahhh!!! It’s on your shoulder!!”
Kenny: EEEEEEeeee (letting out a manly scream while quickly spinning in a circle to shield the baby from the monster on his shoulder)
It has been a great twelfth week and we are looking forward to many, many more!