Sunday, April 11, 2010

Four Months Old

February 29th marks Kayla's fourth month of life. She is noticing her hands and other objects such as rattles and other toys hanging from her play mat or floor mobile. She enjoys swinging, listening to music, people singing and talking to her, and watching everything in her immediate environment.

Bathing and swimming seem to be two of her favorite activities. She also enjoys cuddles and being rocked/bounced/patted to sleep.

Mornings start as early as 6:15am when she wakes up cooing and babbling happily. By 7:30am she is ready for breakfast. After eating, burping (dry and juicy), and getting a clean diaper on, Kayla sits in her bumbo (infant chair) and watches everyone eat, make lunches, and even joins in on the breakfast-table conversations with her smiles and squeals and grunts.

Valentine's Day

Kayla is very vocal these days exploring all of the sounds and pitches her little vocal chords can muster. I think in this sitting she just might be singing, "You Are My Sunshine". Getting those hand and foot prints wasn't easy since she is still a very wiggly baby. Bet she'll be a fast crawler... look out! :D

Months Two to Three

Kayla's starting to get the hang of things. She is startled less and less. She practiced smiling for a few weeks and finally got both sides to do the job nicely (about 7 weeks old).

Now she's working on using her voice for more than just crying. She coos and babbles as much as possible while she's awake.

Bath time is getting easier.

Awake time is getting longer and longer too. What used to be a 10 minute cooing session has now turned into up to an hour of looking all about, babbling to everyone, watching Eli play music and dance, trying to sit up with assistance, and generally enjoying looking at things and listening to music (mostly classical and other soft, gentle tunes). She also LOVES being rocked to sleep in the swing, and of course, she likes to be held.

Her first Christmas was filled with activities, hugs, cuddles, and visits with cousins, great-grandparents, and all kinds of family and friends.


Emily started setting up a separate blog just for Kayla, but we decided it would be easier to just keep them together. So we're finally getting around to copying those posts over here.

Trinity, a beautiful healthy girl, was born on Thursday, October 29th at 9:02pm to Amber and Jeffery at the Denver Hospital.
Weight: 7 pounds and 4 ounces
Height: 21 inches

After a few days she had grown from 7.4 oz to 7.8 oz!

Trinity arrived at our home when four days old. Eli loves to hold and play with her, but we have to watch him carefully since he STILL doesn't understand that he can't be rough with her like he is with us. After a few months, we decided to call her Kayla.

She slept and cried A LOT for the first two months of her life. Everything startled her... sounds, temperature changes, diaper changes, and lighting. Aside from all that, she was great at processing food!!!!