Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
We may be slightly biased, but we’re convinced Ruby is going to grow up to be a rocket scientist/supermodel/Olympic athlete. At 6 weeks old, her many talents include …
- Rolling over (okay, she’s only done it that once, but it still counts)
- Sleeping 6 hours at a stretch (again, she’s only done it once but I have hope)
- Saying “ah-goo,” “ooh-ahh,” “heh heh” and a multitude of other sounds capable of melting adults with their adorableness
- Smiling at her mom, dad, Aunt Wendy, herself in the mirror, and a rattle shaken in front of her face
- Smiling when she hears Granny’s voice on the phone – twice!
- Turning her head toward Mommy or Daddy’s voice
- Raising up on her arms
- Supporting her own weight on her legs when you hold her in a standing position (she’s not supposed to be able to do that till three months! I think she’s going to be an early walker like her mama).
- Writhing and flailing like a trapped alligator while we try to dress her. This includes grabbing the bars on the changing table railing and attempting to pull herself over the side.
- Calming from a fuss in her hammock when I say, “It’s okay, Mama’s here.” (This works sometimes and lets aforementioned mama stay in bed a little longer. Other times, not so much.)
- Enjoying bath time, especially when we pour warm water over her. She didn’t even fuss last night when D accidentally let some get in her eyes while rinsing off her shampoo. This is a strong contrast to the first couple of weeks, when she HATED bath time and screamed from beginning to end.
- Grasping my shirt and fistfuls of my hair. Lately, she always has some broken strands of hair caught between her fingers.
- When she’s in an active mood, climbing up the shoulder of whoever is holding her.
- Calming as soon as I sit down with her in the recliner because she knows food is coming.
- Getting mad at Mama for taking time to smooch her cheek repeatedly when all she wants is the boob, dammit!
- Refusing to take naps during the day. Yesterday she slept maybe two hours on and off and then slept 9 hours in three stretches at night (4.5 hours, 3.5 hours, 1 hour). There’s no way she’s getting the 16 hours the average baby sleeps in a day, but she doesn’t seem negatively affected by it. I, on the other hand, can get nothing done because she’s always awake demanding to be entertained. I don’t mind too much, though, because it’s so fun seeing her so alert and taking everything in.
- In general, being a gorgeous angel of a child, even when she’s turning red with fury over not being taken out of her swing fast enough, like she is doing right this very moment. Okay, gotta go …