Sunday, August 19, 2012
Happy 4 Weeks!
Evelyn turned 4 weeks old yesterday. She has been with us for nearly a month now. She is still a very mild-mannered baby, sleeping a lot and nursing well.
When Evelyn was first born, it was clear that she couldn't focus on things that were more than a few inches from her face. Now she is much better at focusing on things that are further away. When I'm walking her in the stroller, I can tell that she can easily focus on my face now. She is starting to show some interest in her bouncy seat arch and the toys hanging from her play mat (looking at them, but not trying to touch them yet).
Evie is just starting to experiment with her voice a little. Occasionally she will make a little cooing noise, but these are few and far between. She also looks like she's starting to try to smile at us, though neither Jason nor I have seen a real smile from her yet. I'm looking forward to that.
We're starting to get into a bedtime routine with her, though she is fighting our routine tonight (up in our bedroom crying while Jason is trying to get her to sleep as I type this). After Miles and Vivienne go to sleep around 7, I usually take Evelyn on a walk for a couple miles in the stroller. She usually sleeps through much of that. We arrive home sometime around 8, and we start the bedtime routine - swaddling her, nursing her, rocking her a little and trying to put her down drowsy but not totally zonked out. Sometimes she goes right to sleep, and sometimes she fights us. Tonight is definitely one of our more recent "late" nights with her because it's after 9:30 and she is still fighting sleep (though we can clearly see that she's tired). Here's hoping that Baby Girl finds some sweet dreams soon.