Wow, so I've been looking after my tiny human for a whole 12 weeks now and I can't tell you how fast it has gone. I think it's fair to say that Violet and I have gotten to know each other pretty well over the last three months and I can't wait to share her updates with you.
Where to begin?! The first few weeks was a total blur of feeding, changing, appointments and getting myself better after my section. But once things settled down and the visitors were less regular, we've manage to build quite a bond and actually have somewhat of a weekly routine! My hubby works Monday to Friday so myself and Violet have quite the jam-packed schedule to keep us both busy.
The past few weeks we've had lots of smiling and she has just learn to do a little laugh which is just adorable. Violet has found her hands and will stick them in her mouth from time to time and I noticed she was staring at her feet although we've not quite worked out what they are yet! She also likes to stick her tongue out and blow bubbles.
Being premature, I was worried it would take a little longer for her developmental milestones but she seems to be just about keeping up. Violet can now hold her head up pretty well, without assistance and much prefers being in a seated position rather than flat on her back all of the time. We have a very nosey baby on our hands.
Violet has learnt to grasp hold of things too. Her favourite toys are the rattle at sensory which she can easily hold and shake about. She's also really good at grabbing clumps of my hair! I've invested in a teething necklace which she seems to enjoy holding onto whilst in the sling. Plus it saves me loosing any more hair!
I don't want to jinx anything but I'm getting more and more sleep as the weeks go on. At the moment Violet will go down around 8pm and wake up between 5-6am with a little stirring that can be resolved by popping her dummy back in. I'm so pleased she's sleeping a little longer as it means I have far more energy for the day. I'm convinced that all our baby groups and activities have something to do with her sleep pattern on an evening.
I think that's pretty much it at the moment. Although I'm sure I will have missed tonnes of things out. It's so hard to keep up, she is literally learning or doing something knew on a weekly, if not, daily basis. I must admit, I did enjoy the tiny newborn stage but I'm loving her getting bigger and discovering new things. I'm such a proud mama!