17 Weeks Old

Age:
0 years 4 months 0 days
or 4 months 0 days
or 17 weeks 0 days
or 119 days
or 2856 hours
or 171360 minutes
or 10281600 seconds

(thanks to calculator.net)

Changes in Appearance:

Her hair is growing! I’ve noticed her hair getting longer especially on the sides. Her bald spot in the back is growing over with fine reddish colored hair. No signs of teeth.

Likes:

Laughing at herself in the mirror,

Fart noises on her feet and tummy,

Waking up in the morning to a smiling face.

Being faced outwards, Looking at herself in the mirror, Sam’s voice and weird noises, Being whispered to, She still likes being swaddled a night, Loves her paci, Fart noises, the “ZZZ” sound as in Zipper or in me singing “Zippity Do Dah,” Looking out the front door at the rain and at cars passing by, Being around people and being held close, Sitting with me at the piano and listening to me sing and play, Chewing on her hands, Being bounced on the stability ball, Bathtime and warm water, Watching Pax and Ash play, Bicycle legs, Whistling noises (Sam has to do those…I can’t whistle)

Dislikes:

She is slowly starting to get antsy when we do slow airplane with her. 

She doesn’t like being stationary too long, Being set down when she doesn’t want to be (she prefers to be in our arms or in our laps), Laying on her back when she doesn’t want to be, even for diaper changes, Being parted from her pacifier, Air being blown in her face, Tummy time for more than a few minutes

New Milestones/Developments

She has been lifting her chest up a bit when she is on her tummy! She also has been mimicking crawling motions with her legs and using her knees to prop up and forward a bit. She even kicks enough on her belly to rotate herself a bit!

Daphs is becoming more interested in toys.

She pays attention to faces for long periods of time and sometimes mimicks mouth movements.

She LAUGHED full out for the first time a few days ago! I couldn’t believe it. Sam got her goin’ and she just wouldn’t stop!

I’m making it a point to keep her sitting up or standing so she can build those muscles even more. She really does well with standing. She’ll stand on her own for a few seconds and then slowly go down—not plopping down. She’s a strong one!

Worries with Milestones/Developments:

At the 4 month appointment, her head circumference growth and her length were lower than expected. She lost a bit of weight (11 ounces) in a few weeks.

Sleeping Habits:

Bedtime at 8/8:30

Feeding at 12am

Feeding at 5am

Wake up for the day at 7:30am.

Still sleeping in her crib. She sometimes wriggles free but stays asleep even through it. She’ll fuss a bit and we bring her to bed to calm her down a bit.

Eating Habits:

Breastfeeding. Eating every two hours or so. I’ve noticed her start to get a little distracted lately, however. No introduction of cereals or baby food.

Thoughts about the past week:

This was a good week. Daphs has been really good. Her days seem to be getting better where she doesn’t fuss or cry. We’ll play and enjoy our time in the mirror or at the piano.

The appointment was stressful, but that’s another post.

Daphs gets complimented wherever she goes. I am so happy she loves to smile and be talked to. She makes me so happy!

We have another weight check in a week.

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