Sophia is eleven weeks old today. This morning after changing her diaper, I talked and she answered with her normal smile and coos. Then, she giggled. An honest-to-goodness giggle. Not one or two little noises, but a full-out giggle. Can't wait to hear it again!
In other exciting developmental news, Sophia now pinches at things -- fun but painful if you're not ready for it. My watch has been the prime target lately. She's also squealing and "talking" much more regularly. She still loves going outside -- we spend a lot of time playing in the shade and hanging out laundry.
And the final sign that Sophia is growing up: she now hates being swaddled. She used to sleep so contentedly while looking like our little burrito. Some days she would manage to unswaddle herself, but then one morning I awoke to this:
Not only had she un-swaddled herself, she'd turned 90 degrees in the process. Must have been hard work to get out of that swaddle! And ever since then, the swaddle has guaranteed a scream. Now she sleeps like this:
This morning was so much fun. Sophia is becoming more and more alert and interactive. A little after 6:15 I heard noise from her room so I got up to check on her. She was completely free from her double swaddle (that's right -- she's our little Houdini) and talking to herself while watching the ceiling fan. All four limbs were moving all over the place -- hands and feet up and down, waving everywhere. She was cooing, laughing, and generally having a grand old time. I brought her into our room where she continued until about 7:00.
While I have no idea how long she was awake before she made noise, I got a small clue about her time spent out of her swaddle today. Most of the day, when Sophia is sleepy, she's a is a pacifier baby. But lately, she has started searching for her hand. As I loaded her into her carseat I noticed a small section on Sophia's thumb that looked like a blister/rubbed skin. She's been sucking her thumb!
Ruffle tights. I know this one is blurry but it's so stinkin cute -- just look at from far back and that'll help. :)
wow this is really out of date!!
Keith -- Hello, I am a cardiac sonographer at SFHC, ultrasound physics instructor at WU, and a CPTA at Key Rehab. I grew up on a farm outside of Bern, KS. I am an avid KU Jayhawks fan and also like the Royals, Chiefs, and Cubs.
Sherri -- I'm officially a stay-at-home mom now that Sophia has arrived. I grew up on a small farm outside of Circleville, Kansas. I love scrapbooking, reading, watching KU win, and recently started sewing.