I came home from a church meeting a week ago and Dan “surprised” me by moving all of Averi’s stuff out of our room and into the nursery. I thought it was easier to get up with her during the night when she was just right beside the bed and I knew I could hear any alarms going off but he thought she was getting too big for the bassinet. Now she looks tiny in her big crib! It is nice having more space in our room again but I miss being able to just roll over and check on her. (We’ve also been able to start using gowns since her G-tube doesn’t stick straight out anymore. I love gowns, they’re so dang cute!)
Averi has also strengthened her neck muscles enough that she can hold her head up for short periods of time. This means we have started sitting her in her Bumbo chair. She loves being able to see what’s going on around her. It also gives me an extra hand when we work on reaching for and grasping objects. This was her first time in the Bumbo, I giggle every time I see this picture!Now that her G-tube site is feeling better and she is recovering from her heart surgery, she is a much happier baby! The other night she would not stop smiling at me. I made Dan take like 50 pictures. She makes some of the best faces, my favorite being her “grandpa” face. She has even started trying to talk to us and imitates a few sounds.
She has even started laughing. I can’t get enough of it, even if it is wimpy. When she smiles, her whole face lights up. It’s contagious!