Wednesday, November 8, 2006

12 Weeks Today!

Paprika turns 12 Weeks Old today! She's not quite 3 months- that, of course, won't happen until next Thursday, November 16th! It's amazing how much she's grown and changed in the past 12 weeks.

When we first brought her home from the hospital, she only slept for about an hour at a time and had to be held every second. She cried a lot and it was very hard to calm her down sometimes! Now she will sleep for 10 hours at night and calms down easily when she gets fussy. She still likes to be held a lot, but she sleeps on her own in her bassinette. When we first brought her home, she couldn't stand being in the swing or bouncy seat. They are still not her favorite places to be, but she tolerates them a lot better than she used to!

Paprika has discovered her hands and is making all kinds of sounds with her mouth. She is discovering language and will try to imitate Mr. Mustard and me. When she was born she was not as aware of the world around her and her days consisted mostly of sleeping and eating (and pooping!). She still does a lot of that, but now she's also interested in playing a little bit and enjoys looking at bright colors and interacting with others.

Paprika's bed time is a little messed up from the time change. Since we've been home from Indiana, she has been going to bed at 8 p.m., which is earlier than I'd like because Mr. Mustard doesn't get home from work until 7:30 or 7:45. So, he only gets to see her for a few minutes before she's out like a light! Then, she wakes up early and is ready to start her day before I am! Today she woke up ready to play at 6 a.m., which is not too bad, I guess- although I would like it a lot better if she would sleep in a little longer!

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