I have no idea how big Mabel is now compared to last month, but since last month’s post she has graduated to size 2 diapers and fits solidly in 3-6 month clothes. I’ve also had to replace almost all of her hair bows thanks to her growin noggin. (As if I was even remotely sad about that one)
Just within the last few weeks we brought back the swaddlers and have started getting one 6-7 hour stretch a night, which is super exciting! Otherwise, she still nurses every 3 or so hours around the clock, with the occasional cluster feed or monster nap that makes her go longer.
I switched her to the “classic carry” in her Solly wrap this month and she LOVES it. She takes at least one, if not two huge naps in it every day. It’s a magic sleep wrap. I plop her in and out she goes. Fabulous.
I got one burst of giggles out of Miss Mabel this month. Her very first laugh! I was just kind of bouncing her, nothing revolutionary and out they came. With Abigail, I cried. With Mabel, I lost my breath. There is nothing like that first laugh. Since, I’ve tried to get her to come out with it but she’s keeping it under wraps for now.
She has started using her bumbo seat regularly and she adores it. She thinks she is so big and loves getting to sit up and hang out with big sis. (I have a post all about that coming up this week!)
Speaking of big sis…..
I was getting the stone face as I tried to take pictures for this monthly update, so I enlisted Abigail to help me get some smiles out of her. And boy did she ever!
Mabel is still in our room, sleeping in the rock n play right next to me. She grunts a bit to let me know when she wants to eat, nurses quickly and then I put her back down. We’ve got ourselves a pretty good middle of the night routine and I’m quickly blazing through Gilmore Girls because of it. Thanks, Mabel!
She loves her orange paci, the swaddle, bath time, her bumbo, patty cake, napping on her stomach(supervised of course), and her family unit. Mama, Daddy, and Abigail all light up her little world and it is absolutely precious. She can recognize and track all of us- which she does regularly.
Dislikes? Basically nothing. She has been having a few bouts of gas right before bedtime every night that results in quite a few tears- so I guess she doesn’t like that. But, who does?
Oh, sweet Mabesy! We love you so much. You are the sweetest little nugget ever and we just love having you in our family. You make our house so happy and we are loving getting to watch you grow and learn!