Monday, August 23, 2010

4 Weeks Old!

Are you talking to me? Yes, he is and your baby wants you to talk back!

Those adorable grunts, gurgles, and coos are his way of chatting about what's going on in his world, and the best way to encourage more communication is to keep the conversation going. (Don't be surprised if you hear plenty of sneezes and hiccups as well -- both very common in infants.) At this age, your baby is ready for supervised tummy time, a position that'll allow him to practice important motor skills (like lifting that big noggin, even for a few seconds at a time). He'll also discover his best built-in toys about now -- his fingers and toes, which are not only entertaining but potentially comforting as well (thumbsuckers, rejoice!). Also worth rejoicing over: You're an old pro by now at this baby-care thing -- who knew it would happen to quickly?!?!'s so hard to believe my sweet boy is 4 weeks old already! I just feel like this time is flying by. I was definitely glad to read about hiccups being so common....I feel like Ben has them ALL the time. It completely cracks me up. I am definitely staying busy here at home....between caring for baby, laundry, and washing all those darn bottles and pumping supplies...SHOO...I'M POOPED! I will say that I am so incredibly happy with my little family. Watching my husband with my baby boy absolutely makes my heart the middle of the night when we have a screaming starving poopy baby and I get a hand on the small of my back and a whisper in my ear that he loves me so much, and loves how we're raising our just fills my heart with joy.

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