Friday, February 25, 2011

12 Weeks Old!

Still not sure about the standard weekly pose so we tried some other options

A little happier on my soft pink puppy mat.

Thinking about getting happier...

Looking around, if I could only find my buddy Finlay!

Oh, there he is!  He can always cheer me up.

Maybe we should try a little time in the Bumbo.  Still not my favorite, but tolerable for a few minutes.

Mom wants to know how it is that I FINALLY smiled for the camera during tummy time.  I HATE tummy time!

This is my pensive face.  I'm thinking really hard about rolling over onto my back!
Wow!  I can't believe we're already at 12 weeks!  From this point forward I'll likely just do monthly posts about Evie's development although I'll of course post more often than that.  Not a lot has changed with E.  She still hates tummy time, with the exception of rolling over.  She is, however, getting better at sitting in her Bumbo so we are still working on her neck strength and head control.  The big thing from the last few weeks is that she is having several good periods of "chatting" with me every day.  She likes to say "ah-goo" "mamama" "oioi" and lots of other vowel-ish sounds.  She just looks at me smiles, and babbles.  It is precious!  She's still not laughing tons, but today she spent several minutes cracking up, looking at me tossing around a colorful "taggies" ball.  She is sleeping great at night, still 7-8 hours, but naps are a different story!  A few days this week she didn't nap at all!!!  She usually sleeps at least 4 or 5 hours during the day, all combined, but there is no rhyme or reason to when this happens.  The consistent thing is that she likes to sleep on or near me, which is sweet but prevents me from getting ANYTHING done around the house.  This month we are going to transition Evie from the pack'n'play in our room to the crib in her room *tear* and I am hoping that once we finalize that transition she will nap in her crib as well.  Any suggestions on this process are appreciated (except that we are definitely NOT starting "cry it out"  yet or doing any kind of hard and fast scheduling at this point)!  I am looking forward to the day when we will have dependable naps, and yes I do know that this will mean enforcing some kind of schedule, but my own schedule has been changing monthly which has made it impossible to give E one.
Which brings me to my next point - we are finally getting some schedule stability!  Without getting into any specifics, Nick's work duties are changing, which means that for the next few months (at least) he will work a more regular schedule.  His official hours are the regular Air Force 7:30-4:30 although he will be putting in a ton of "overtime."  He'll also have a normal M-F schedule.  In short, he's totally off of the flying shift schedule and onto a normal office schedule.  The new work duties are also exciting for him, as he will be in more of a leadership role.  Hooray!  I know many of you have been praying hard for some positive changes in this area, and it's working!


Anonymous said...

Hooray for Nick's new duties & schedule!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) I know you are all so happy about that. How wonderful! Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

I see that she smiles more when she's *not* wearing that lovely (?) headband/bow thingy. Love you!
Aunt Susan

kelly said...

So glad for Nick's scheduling relief (and your's). We are overdue for a chat. Love you!

Anna M said...

Hey friend! The Sleep Lady book! GET IT! She has a very warm approach to sleep scheduling (I know, I know, you said no schedules...just look at her book.). Levi was a fantastic napper once he settled into 2 naps. Mason, however, is a different story. I'm thinking he's getting ready to drop the morning nap, which hopefully will extend the afternoon nap. At this point, I think he and Levi are conspiring against my sanity by not taking coordinating naps. HAHA! Hang in there! She's such a CUTIE!