Enjoying Our 11 Week Old Bubba
Funny how these weeks run past so quickly and so agonizingly slow at the same time. The three and six month mark promise so many development milestones for bubs that would make her more play worthy and shock proof, that it seems we are perpetually waiting for them to come round. On the other hand, each day has been a study in amazement as we see how fast she is progressing and changing by the minute! So where does that leave us?
Happy. Really, can we be anything but?
|Aoife then and now, scary how much she's grown|
These days the new era of Aoife shows us a preview of the precocious little girl she is bound to be. She's never stingy with her smiles and they are always big grins. Even when she's dozing off to sleep or waking for a quick second, she'll flash you a grin if she sees you in her periphery. So cheeky with the way she grins at you from the corner of her eyes.
Then there's the way that she asks for her bottle (she makes a consistent I'm hungry sound and sticks her tongue out so we can tell) then smiles and pushes it out with her tongue once you do try to feed her. She'll do this for about three to four times before she finally gives you one last grin then starts sucking. Of course, when she's deathly hungry, there's no time for play and she shouts (no tears or crying, just shouting) until you feed her.
|Still daddy's girl|
My only complaint is that her daddy favoritism hasn't really waned one bit. She is always just that extra bit more talkative and louder when daddy is around. He doesn't even have to try. The minute he pays her just the ounce of attention, she's off! There really is something between dads and daughters...
Apart from the chatter, bubs has now discovered her appendages. Yes, you read right. The little bubba has finally realized that she has hands and feet and that they are attached to her! Apparently babies were born confused LOL. With this new development, its always so much fun dressing her up in pyjamas that have little feet with faces on them and watch her amazed stare as she wiggles her toes.
|still trying on this photo...|
Plunket that offers services to new parents courtesy of the government. You get a nurse that monitors your baby's development, the option to join parent groups, coffee groups, opt for car seat hire, social baby groups like wriggle & rhyme, etc. Its also the perfect opportunity to spy on other babies the same age as yours and see how your bubs is doing against them. This way I stop palpitating each time I think she's lost weight or is short, or whatever other developmental disaster I can imagine. All I have to do is look around at these sessions and realize that bubs is on schedule along with the other babies.
|Getting ready for travel?|
In two months and two days, we will be boarding a plane bound for Manila. Aoife's first plane ride outside the womb. Fingers crossed she travels just as well as when she did when she was still in my tummy. While part of me dreads the logistics of it all, we are really looking forward to introducing our little princess to our family and friends back home. I'm sure we'll be in for quite a memorable adventure ahead!