Saturday, May 28, 2011

23 Weeks

Another week has flown by and now we are enjoying a long weekend!  This week we took walks almost everyday and got to really enjoy the nice weather.  Annabelle also hit a few milestones along the way.  She has started creeping more when I put her on her tummy.  Her arms still haven't caught up but it's only a matter of time.  She's also started rolling over more often from her tummy to back, I was even able to get it on video.  She's been lifting those feet, holding them up and almost grabbing them so I'm expecting to see her roll from back to tummy any time now.  The big one this week is head control.  Up until last weekend she was not holding her head steady and if I picked her up I would have to support her head.  It was really starting to concern me but this week it was like she just figured it out because now when I pick her up she holds her head perfect.  I don't even have to support it when I hold her vertically or move around. 

Friday I weighed Annabelle and she only gained 1oz in 9 days so we went into the doctor, she said we should go ahead with rice cereal.  She is still only 12lbs 8oz as of yesterday which is on the low side for her age.  We went out last night and bought a high chair and started the cereal today.  She seemed to like it and didn't make to much of a mess.  It was only slightly thicker than formula but we managed to get more in her mouth than on the two of us.  There is one picture where she looks like she didn't like it but she was just ready for a bottle at that point. 

Our boat is going to be put in the water tomorrow so we went out and bought Annabelle her first life jacket today (picture below).  It's a little big but fits better than I thought it was going to.  We also purchased a little sun tent that will pop open for on the boat deck, it will give her added SPF protection.   I think she is all ready for summer now, she has reusable swim diapers, sunscreen, and lots of swim suits so we are at least ready for the pool or lake!


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