Saturday, January 8, 2011

5 Weeks

Yea!  We made it to 5 weeks!

Trying really hard to smile.  She finally did it this morning, but of course I didn't have the camera handy.

We are battling a case of baby acne.  I guess Evie is embarassed and trying to cover it up!
As far as Evie's routine goes, not much has changed since last week.  She is awake a lot during the day and sleeps great at night.  My iPhone alarm didn't work one night this week, and she made it 5 hours without a peep between feedings.  I can't wait until we get the okay from the doctor to let her go completely on-demand at night!  She is starting to grasp a lot - reaching out for Finlay's fur, grabbing my shirt while she's eating, and trying to hold onto toys while we're having play time.  She can also hold her head up on her own really well if you just sit her up.  I packed away all her newborn clothes a few days ago.  They still fit circumference-wise, but were too short in the legs and sleeves.  Some of the 0-3 months clothes still swallow her, but they are much easier to get on and off, and at least she can stretch her legs out in them. 

This week we had a few more firsts.  Evie made her first trip to the grocery store.  She hung out in her Moby wrap and helped me with a quick shopping trip.  I talked to her the whole time we were in the store, and we got a few crazy looks!  My mom did the constant narration thing with me, and she attributes my prodigious childhood vocabulary to it so bring on those crazy looks!  Evie also had her first playdate.  A friend here, Danielle, arranged it at her house.  Evie got to hang out with Danielle's daughter, Sophia, who was born 2 days before Evie in the exact same LDR room.  I'm hosting the playdate Monday at our house.  Of course it's more for the moms at this point, but I hope that as the kids grow they'll become good friends.


Joanna said...

I love her sweet fuzzy hair and smile- so precious! :)

Anonymous said...

What a precious doll! She'll be smiling any minute now! So fun and heart-warming when baby responds with a smile . . . Love to all 4 of you -

Michelle said...

She is a doll!

Anna M said...

I totally agree with the importance of narration! I think we're supposed to speak 1000 words a day to our kids?!! I'm not taking all the credit for Levi understanding so much at 2 1/2 but I certainly think it helps to have an intentional chatter box mama! Evie will also learn from you when you talk to the folks at the grocery store--now Levi knows to wave hey at the deli, bakery and check out. You're doing GREAT.

Anonymous said...

She's already so advanced, and beautiful too! You're doing a great job.
Love, Grammy

*Valerie* said...

She is adorable! Congrats!

Vietnamese said...

She is cute !!!