Olivia: 12 Weeks Old

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Week 12 has been full of growth for our Livy bean. Not only does she remain extremely vocal (cooing and baby babble) but she has started to focus on toys and grab them in her hands... and they always end up in her mouth. It has been amazing to watch her develop so quickly. Tummy time occurs several times throughout the day and she loves it. We started using the bumbo this week (same timeline that we used the bumbo with big sister) and I think we might wait another week or two before it becomes a regular thing. Her head control is great, I just want to make sure that it's as strong as it needs to be for bumbo seating. 

We officially put our sweet girl in her first 6 month outfit this week... I cannot believe she is in 3-6 month clothing now. I guarantee you she is sitting over 14 pounds by this point. The weather is getting so much warmer than expected in April, so I did some minimal shopping to accommodate Olivia while we are out in about in this heat. When Ava was in six months clothes, it was the winter... some of the clothes I can get away with putting Olivia in, but it's mostly for when we are on the go that concerns me. Thank goodness Texas has central air. While it's 100 degrees outside, it'll feel like 60 degrees indoors.

Breastfeeding continues to be so good with her! Unlike her big sister, Olivia has never had a bottle... or expressed milk. I've been on the fence about pumping this time around and I don't know if it's going to be included in our nursing journey. It helps that Justin supports whatever decision is best for Livy. When we had Ava, I know he felt left out during feeding in the first few months because we opted not to bottle feed regularly. 

Olivia's demeanor has definitely changed in the last few weeks.I think I mentioned she totally isn't experiencing the "witching hour" any longer... (so, so incredibly thankful that the witching hour seems to be a thing of the past).. I think as we continue to get to know one another, her behaviors will adjust accordingly. She is happy + content almost always. It's a blessing. It really is. 

I know this update is short, but something I don't ever want to forget about the first weeks of the first year of Olivia's life. Below is a photo of my strong girl on her play mat. I still cannot believe that she will be three months old this month. 

♥- Leilani

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