14 March 2012

8 weeks!

I can't believe our little munchkin is already 8 weeks old!

Austen_8 weeks

She is more and more fun by the day! She spends her days eating and sleeping and more and more often these days, smiling at her mama. I will read to her, play with her, naming off each of her body parts or singing one of the many songs we've made up about her to melodies by the Beatles, Feist, or Eartha Kitt.

One of the funniest things about her (to me, at least) is that she LOVES being on the changing table. Seriously -- it doesn't matter how foul a mood she is in. Take that child to the changing table and lay her down, she turns into a happy camper almost instantly. It's like a magical baby reset button. I love it! She is getting the hang of me wearing her, but still doesn't seem to be a big fan. I'll go on walks with her wearing her in the Baby Bjorn, and I save the Moby wrap mostly for around the house since she will only tolerate that when she's fast asleep (I have gotten her to handle it awake twice now since she was born for a grand total of about 5 minutes). It kind of kills me that she doesn't like it right now, but I'm going to keep trying to see if that is a preference that will change for her.

All in all, we're doing great! I feel a lot more confident at home with her than I did in those first couple of weeks for sure. She's a great little baby and I can't wait to continue to watch her grow.