It has almost been five months, and I have been sadly remiss about writing about how little O has been progressing. Sometimes it seems like time is moving so slowly, but my husband, M, who doesn't get to spend all day with her, often reminds me how much she is changing. She is no longer the curled up little pill bug sleeping the day away, but is definitely becoming more alert and aware of the world around her. The easiest way for me to remember how much has changed is to do a review in the form of photos:
moby. We have transitioned to mostly using the ergo since she is over fifteen pounds and heavy! Now, she is big enough that I have a hard time signing receipts when I'm shopping or eating lunch, as her head is almost covering my face at this point. I also want to practice wearing her facing out in the moby more, as O is sometimes awake and looking around now, rather than automatically falling asleep when I'm wearing her.
PEPS. It's also been great for M and I to get to meet parents who are going through the same thing as us. We've been meeting every Wednesday evening and it's been interesting to see the change in all the babies. In the beginning, most of us held our sleeping little ones and/or fed them during those two hours. Now, we often put them on the floor together and get distracted as we watch them squealing and batting one other.
torticollis, which meant a couple of visits to a physical therapist and some neck exercises to do with her. Her neck seems to be okay, and now I just worry about her funny shaped head, but I can't complain about her long hours of sleep, even if it might be leading to flat spots. She has also learned how to roll, albeit mostly in one direction and only front to back. I know I shouldn't, but I worry because she is not as advanced a roller as other babies her age, but we practice every day!
bumbo, as well as her exersaucer and, most recently, her jumper. I've heard that all these things are not necessary and can be detrimental to her development, but it's a nice break from floor time, although I try to make sure it isn't a substitute for it. It also gives me a chance to rush around and do a few chores around the house before she starts crying.
Birth and Beyond.