Monday, October 3, 2011

3 Months!

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I can't believe our baby is 3 months old! On Saturday we got out her jumper and let her try it out for the first time. She was a little overwhelmed but very interested in the colors, lights, and sounds. I posted a video clip on the bottom of this post if you are dying to see some video footage of our girl. She is already more excited about the jumper so this footage seems outdated and it's only 2 days old!

A few things that stand out about Scout right now:
  • She is still sleeping through the night great, only getting up once, occasionally, between 6pm and 715am or so. This weekend she even slept in until 815 and 845. I didn't think babies were supposed to know about sleeping in on weekends. It was awesome.
  • She really doesn't like people she doesn't know looking at her too close or holding her. She gets this huge pouty lip and then screams.  Like she never screams for anything else.  She seems to do ok with new people once she has gotten to stare at them from a distance for a bit, but she is a not a fan of being held by new people right away.
  • Even once she gets used to new people being around, she mostly just stares at them.  If you get smiles and coos from her, you are special.
  • She is reaching for toys now, and she loves the newborn playmat we have for her.
  • She likes it when we read books to her, especially Dr. Seuss.
  • She loves being sung to, I have kids songs stuck in my head way too often. "Mare eat Oats" and "The Cannibal King" occasionally start merging with "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "Row Row Row Your Boat" and then life gets really confusing.
  • We fed her a lick of cream cheese frosting and she loved it, started sucking vigorously on my finger. Kid after my own heart. Everything else we have let her "taste" off of our finger gets sour faces and tongue out.
  • Speaking of tongues, hers gets a lot of action. Most smiles include tongue and she sometimes just sticks it out and wiggles it around, hilarious.
  • She follows us as we walk around the room and looks at us when we are talking.  She also tracks Lucy as she moves around.
  • It's hard to get her "talking" on camera because she gets amazed by camera and just wants to stare at it.
  • In the morning, when she wakes up, she yells and then is quiet.  Like she is waiting for us to come in.  Then when we come lean over her crib she bursts into smiles and wiggles.  I loved getting to be home for that this weekend.
  • She flinches and wiggles when we make kissy noises because she knows we are going to "get her".
Love this kid.

And now for the video clip.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Loved this discussion of Elena Jo. She is so cute and so smart. And only 3 months old. Love both the first picture and the clip. You are so blessed to have her. Can hardly wait to see her again.
Lots of love, Granny