Five Weeks

What a change!  Each week Sophia is getting bigger and more active.  She can really hold her head up very well now – for what seems to be a long period of time to me! She’s very demanding about when her food arrives (it’s never soon enough I think) – she lets you know she’s unhappy about any delays. We’re still bottle feeding her breast milk and formula – and the night pumping is taking a toll on me.  More on this topic another time.

But she’s getting bigger – she’s now 10 pounds! And she’s too long for most of those footed pants – her feet and legs just don’t fit.  I had to cut off the feet portion of all her sleep pajamas…and I haven’t had a chance to sew the legs to look nicer, so this is what Sophia has to live with:

cut off pants

Sophia’s awake for longer stretches now as well.  Rather than feed her and then back to sleep (or just be content to lay there), sometimes it’s a busy morning of feeding, bouncing, singing, or playing on the floor.  She can’t hold her toys yet, but she is content to  sucking on one Sophie la giraffe (thanks A-M!).

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Lucy was willing to show her how to go about playing with the toy properly (especially when she found out it squeaks!), but Sophia kindly refrained.

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We’re working on more tummy time, but really, you prefer to get your time in by laying on me – either my chest or my shoulder and lifting your head up.  I like it because I get to do this with you! We’re still walking every night after dinner – even though it’s not quite cool enough out there yet.  She often screams for a few minutes, then falls asleep for a bit (usually until we get home). I think it’s the motion of being in the sling.

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We’re loving every minute of it! Mostly when she smiles!


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