Friday, April 17, 2009

Caroline's 19th week in pictures

So on Saturday we planted our first garden. We tried having Caroline in the pack and play with a towel draped over it for shade, but she wasn't much interested in this. She was briefly more interested in sitting in her bumbo and pulling at the grass. She had a great seat for viewing the action (mostly daddy because mommy was busy with her, but I did pick rocks and plant some seeds...)

Here are a few shots from Caroline's first Easter. No bonnet, unfortunately, but a cute outfit I found at the resale shop. Somebody at church said she looked like an Easter egg and, actually, that is what I was going for!

And the most notable development in Caroline this week was her mobility. I shared the news of her new back to tummy rolling ability, and of her very exciting back to tummy to back roll in the wee hours of Easter morning. Well, all week she's been putting these skills to work. At some point I'll have to get a video, or at least a full sequence of shots, but first, get a load of this. I put her down in the center of the play mat, on her back, her head under the orange and green hangy things. And this is how she ended up!

And today, I put her down on her back in the center of her crib, her head facing the end with the ball in the corner, and here are a series of shots that demonstrate just how mobile our girl is.

So.... any recommendations for entertaining toys for such a mobile baby?


Wendy said...

Wow cousin-you are amazing! I never have had to balance babies and books/studies, and you still find the time to post! We LOVED the videos of Caroline, even Gracie, who was nursing, pulled off and turned toward to baby sounds to watch/listen! So fun to see her in action! I always loved when they arrive at 4 months-such a fun age...

I've been able to get quite a bit accomplished between an exersaucer, pack and play and jolly jumper, and I have an extra of the latter, which I'd be happy to send down.
So glad she is sleeping for longer chunks. Maybe all her activity will wear her out! Hope I didn't offend with my reading recommendation (Babywise) Although it suggests letting them "cry it out", we've never had to,(nor do I think I'd be able to!) instead both J and G just sort of "fell" into the routine, and it has been a Godsend. I'd be happy to send that along as well, for you to look over in all of your free time, LoL!
Sorry to ramble-keep up the great work!

LittleMary said...

just freaking gorgeous.

Magdalene6127 said...

Dear friend... Caroline is SO beautiful! And I remember well the challenges of these early months. Please, do what you can to take care of yourself.

Much love to you all.