1) Okay people - I used to make fun of the women who used these. Seriously. I thought these women were extremists who just wanted to look weird and show off. UNTIL.... I had a baby that has to be held at all times (almost). I try to cut her some slack because she went 3 weeks straight out of the womb where she wasn't held or touched. She was sticked, prodded, probed, intubated, extubated, and attached to wires. When Mati Claire was a baby, she would sit in a swing or chair or whatever for HOURS! Mattox was a hold-me baby...I tried a sling but never felt comfortable using it and I think he sensed that too. He quickly got too big to use it anyway. I didn't like the sling because I didn't feel the baby was secure and I still had to use my hands to support him at all times - which totally defeats the purpose, right? So! I bought a MOBY wrap! I figured what the heck. I'll try anything if it makes her stop screaming. It has a minimum weight of 8 lbs but I think we have all broken the "baby rules" at one time or another. She loves it! My love is your love. Even if I look weird.
|Sorry its blurry - i am not a pro at figuring out the camera's timer. And i have on no makeup so i tried to crop myself out of it as much a possible. I can actually get stuff done being HANDS FREE!!|
3) Her O. or her old-O. No its not pretty. No there's no bellybutton. She has become even more aware of her surroundings and is beginning to interact more. She started smiling and actually cooing. [ah--- be still my heart]. If you talk to her enough, she will eventually smile and laugh at you. I went to tickle her belly for the first time without thinking and of course I came up short. Afraid to hurt her belly. I tickled her sides anyway and her ribs... and I thought to myself "who needs a bellybutton anyway?" She's great the way she is and still laughs at you... you can tickle her feet or her neck! It hurts as a mother because you want your child to be healthy and perfect as possible. Its taken a long time to say "its ok."
4) and last but not least. These 3 are always at the top of my favorite things list:
|Big/Lil Sis/Bro shirts made by Jennifer Townsend at Cotton.Patch.Kids on FB.|
And Big Girl News Today: Merritt weighs 6 lbs 9 oz!!!!!!!!! That is 1/2 lb this week = "a normal baby's" weight gain! [Just fyi - week 5 she only gained 3 oz, 2 oz in week 6, and 8 oz this week!] Go Merritt... its your 7 week birthday!