Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The Sister at Six Weeks
Daddies are so tacky when they put undies on their little girls' heads!
Miss Annabeth, at six weeks old...
You weigh somewhere between nine and ten pounds. You've definitely outgrown your newborn clothes.
You go to bed around midnight, wake up around 4 to eat, and then you're up around 7 to eat again. You sleep most of the morning after that. We're starting to work on an earlier bedtime - 11 last night and 10 tonight.
You sleep while Jackson and I eat lunch and then you're up and ready to play when he goes down for his nap. We're making strides toward getting you both to sleep at the same time.
You like to be in your swing. You somewhat like your bouncy seat. You don't like your playmat, but I have hope that you might change your mind soon.
You tolerate your baths, but if the water isn't hot you get very mad. I don't blame you!
You have big, blue, wide eyes just like your brother. You look so much like him when I compare you to his baby pictures at each week.
Jackson loves you in his three-year-old way. He shows it by laying his "soft blanket" over you whenever I'm feeding you. He also tries to share his race cars with you. Recently you were in your swing and he offered one to you with his arm outstretched. Of course, you didn't reach out and grab it, so he laid it on the tray in front of you. It was so sweet. He loves to give you kisses on your head. He hasn't held you very much, but he always grins and laughs when he does.
You are such a good baby. I once heard that babies peak in fussiness at 6 weeks, so I've been bracing myself for your fussy stage. You still haven't had it. Every time we've had a truly fussy day, it's been because I ate something that didn't agree with you. Now that you are 6 weeks old, I think it's safe to say that your personality as a baby is very pleasant and laid back. Your daddy and I are so thankful.
You're smiling more every day. This started last week when I ran my finger over your top lip. You smiled a great, big, gummy smile. It was so cute and it made Mommy very happy. I got a glimpse of what you were going to look like so soon! I thought I was going to have to wait for it, but every day since then you've smiled more. I love seeing these happy expressions on your face. You are the most adorable baby girl I've ever seen. And you're mine!
Daddy and I are eaten up with love for you. You have added so much joy to our home. Every day I have to pinch myself that I actually have a daughter - and that I have one as sweet as you!
Today Mommy and her friend Missy went to have lunch at a tea room. When we walked in, a little girl and her mommy were just leaving. The little girl had her American Girl doll in her arm and they had on matching dresses. I can't wait to take you to a tea room, to shop for your first American Girl doll (we'll have to take Bibby with us), and to see you become a little lady. We have fun days ahead my dear!
But there's no rush. You are perfectly delightful at 6 weeks old.