All about family life here on our little farm on the West Coast.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
April is a quarter of the way through her first year. Wow, does time ever fly. When they are this age it really shows you how much time changes us. The things you forget as you grow older.
She is still growing beautifully. Her cheeks are perfectly kissable and she is starting to get a hint of red fuzzy under her dark brown hair. She is getting stronger too. She could probably crawl soon if she could just figure out how to keep her arms under her when she's on her belly. Right now she's got the legs going so she just pushes herself around, dragging her chin along the ground. She'll get it eventually.
She is also working on grasping. She tends to close her hand prematurely when grabbing things so I have to help her but once she's got it she tends to hang on. I've added grasping mobiles to her room. Right now the bell mobile hangs above her change table. She likes to start at but recently started taking swats at it. Soon I will hang a ring mobile to help develop her hand-eye coordination further.
She occasionally sleeps through the night now. She will sometimes sleep uninterrupted for 6-7 hours. It's lovely. However, she has started to teeth so a lot of nights she is really fussy and refuses to sleep. She's been chewing on everything and drooling like mad. She's also been getting rashes on her face from all the moisture. I try to wipe her face as much as possible but I can't always win.
For the most part she is a really happy, smiley baby. I feel really blessed. Her interests at this age still include being read to, listening to music, massages, baths and Mama (more specifically Mama's boobs). She's just so much fun, she's more alert and engaging. Lots of love for this baby!