Thursday, February 19, 2009

Elise- 12 weeks!

It is just crazy how much she's growing and changing, right before our eyes. We're having such a good time with her!!! It is safe to say that we finally have a routine down! (And I'm sure as soon as I publish this blog entry, it will change!) Elise goes to sleep very easily every evening between 7 and 7:30. She wakes twice throughout the night, usually around 1:30 am and again at 4:30 am to nurse. However, she barely wakes up and honestly, I don't even think her eyes open. She's only nursing for about 10 minutes before she falls back asleep. I truly think if she ate more, she might be able to drop one of the feedings. Any suggestions on how to make that happen?? She then wakes for the day between 7 and 7:30 am. So she is basically getting 12 hours of sleep each night- yea! She still nurses every three hours during the day and takes a good morning and afternoon nap.
Elise has a wonderful personality. She will honestly go days without crying for more than 5 minutes total. She is so alert and is happiest just sitting on our laps looking around. She loves to be outside and with our awesome weather, we're outside a lot. However, she does like to be held and entertained. She's good on her own in the morning and for part of the afternoon, but as it gets later in the day, she want attention! I think most babies are like that. One of our favorite things to do is "talk." She makes the cutest little sounds and I'll mimic her... she loves it and smiles a ton! I'll try and post a video soon.

Here's Elise with her friend Ben. Ben is 8 days old in this picture. He makes Elise look like a toddler!!!!

We still love tummy time!

Elise with GiGi and Tompa.

1 comment:

Jeremy and Mindy said...

Hey Lauren!!! I came across your blog through Leslie (jhawk)....great to see how you're doing and lil Elise growing so much! She sure is a cutie!! I was reading and it seems her and Macy Grace have a few of the same habits as far as sleeping and fussy some evenings, ugh, take what you can get huh?
You look fabulous and Elise is such a doll, can't wait to read more on what's happening in ya'lls life, take care!