Monday, 27 August 2012

Watch Me Grow - Fourteen Weeks

What a happy face!

Kaitlin turned fourteen weeks old on Saturday - check out those chubby cheeks and rolls on her legs. I love it! Bring the paranoid first time mom that I am I took her to the pediatrician to get her weight checked last week. She weighed in at a whopping 11lb 7oz! She is gaining more than the recommended .5oz per day, so this worried mama can chill out now that she knows she is gaining enough weight. Her sleep has also gotten a bit better over the last week, at least a little bit more predictable/regular. We are still having a tough time getting her to go to sleep at the beginning of the night, she likes to wake up 30-45 minutes after falling asleep and then is wide awake. It has been taking a couple of hours to get her to finally go to sleep, so its a good thing we start to put her down around 6pm!

The pediatrician also thought she saw two little teeth buds on her bottom gums! I had a feeling she might be starting to teethe! She couldn't get a good look but she definitely saw something. Now every time Kaitlin opens her mouth I try to get a peak. I can feel two small bumps but honestly her whole mouth feels a bit bumpy.

We have been doing more practice sitting up and the other day Brian had her in the jumperoo and she was pushing off the the stack of books with her legs! Now she wants to practice "standing" (pushing off of everything with her legs) all the time! I have a feeling she's going to hit a lot of milestones within a really small time frame. She hasn't mastered rolling over yet but I'm not really complaining. We are still swaddling her during all naps and at night and once she starts to roll over we have to stop! Her newest way to self sooth is to stroke her face with her right hand, so I have been swaddling it close to her face. She still loves putting her hand in her mouth (another sign of teething??) but this seems to help calm her down instead of frustrate her. Hey - whatever works!

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