|12 weeks old!|
Well this week has definitely been a trying one that's for sure. Belle is sleeping in her crib again for the most part but still isn't sleeping as well as she had been. There was
The lack of sleep aside she is becoming such a fun little person. She now smiles whenever she sees either the LT or I, which, not going to lie is really nice. We get quite a few smiles these days and even a giggle every now and then. She has also become VERY chatty which is a lot of fun. In the last day or so she has also started experimenting with volume and can get quite loud sometimes. She's batting at her toys quite a bit these days and is getting pretty good at grabbing things intentionally and accidentally. She's also gotten extreeeeemely good at batting her bottle out of her mouth, followed by hysterics because she's no longer eating. She still occasionally rolls from her back to her tummy at night in her sleep but has started rolling from her front to back while on her play mat. She does however, have a tendency to do it as soon as I look away or down.
Last weekend the LT and I traded in some DVDs we had duplicates of at Half Price Books and put the money towards some more books for Belle. I got an old copy of Wizard of Oz along with some others and I try to read at least one chapter out of it to her every day. Her attention span for it is longer than I thought it would be ....probably because I sit her up in my lap while reading which she loves. At night if she's not quite sleepy enough to put down I read from an old Winnie the Pooh book of my mom's. I'm trying to get in the habit of reading to her now so that it becomes a part of her everyday life and hopefully something she will love to do as she gets older. Speaking of sitting up and everyday routines...we've started putting her in her Bumbo every evening which we sit on our dinning room table while we eat dinner. She usually gives us lots of smiles and chats some as well. My hope is that it gets the whole family used to eating together so that once she's big enough to sit in her high chair and eventually eat with us it won't be much different than it is now. It also means that I can usually sit and eat a hot meal at the same time as the LT.
On a completely unrelated to Belle note, I am FINALLY getting this house organized the way I've wanted to since we moved in the week of Halloween. Between being pregnant and miserable followed by a new baby things didn't really get organized like I usually do after a move. Normally I get everything unpacked and then go back room by room and really get things set like I want them and slowly buy anything (plastic tubs, drawers, etc.) I need to help me do so. So far I've gotten most of our office (not including the LTs desk which is his domain), the coat closet, Belle's room, and the guest room closet that has all the LTs uniforms. I need to get some space bags for some of his extra gear that doesn't get used often as well as my maternity clothes so that they take up as little space in the garage as possible. I still need to finish the guest room, work on our closet and re-organizing my dresser since I took all my maternity clothes out, and the most daunting of all....the garage, eeeep. I feel like I'm actually getting this house in the shape that I need it to be in to live efficiently within it. By the time I finally get it the way I want it it will probably be about time to move but such is (military) life. Honestly though, as time goes on we are slowly acquiring more of the things we need to make each unpack and setting up house again easier and more efficient like garage shelving and various other organizational tools that I love. :)