I've typed up a development summary for Harper girl and need to keep it up so I can remember all of her little milestones! So, click Read More if you are interested, if not, just keep scrolling to look at pictures of our cute little family.
We are still following the Dunstan Baby Language method of listening to her pre-cries and cries to figure out her needs and it's going very nicely!
DietI don't know if you can see very well in the picture, but I tried to get a good one for you to see. This is Harper's back after I nursed her after I have eaten cashews. It was covered in a rash. The rash gets on her face legs and arms too.
milk or dairy product
pepper (both in spice, and in whole form)
I'm sure there are more that we are yet to discover. It seems we discover a new one every week.
So what we do like to eat are:
spinach, lots and lots of spinach
SleepI don't have Harper on a set schedule- I have just followed her cues for sleep. Such as yawning, fussiness, and that dazed-I-just-need-some-sleep-look. When I pay attention to her, she usually ends up falling asleep the same time she did the day before. She is still sleeping through out the night, usually a 5-7 hour stretch. During the day she takes 2 long naps (sometimes up to 3 hrs) but when she gets over-tired, she has a hard time falling asleep and usually fights it. Because of gas pain during the day, she usually wakes up 15-20 minutes after she has fallen asleep. I burp her, then she usually goes back to sleep, only to wake up 15-20 minutes later with more burping/gas pain. As a result she takes a lot of "cat naps" throughout the day, on top of her two long naps.
She really doesn't like sleeping on her back and prefers to be upright or on her side. -probably another result of her sensitive tummy.
Personality and Development
She has found her hands and loves mouthing them.
Her head control is coming along nicely and she is able to control her head upright for a good minute or two when she is upright. During our daily tummy-time she can lift up her head and look side to side. She still is having trouble coordinating her arms to lift herself up, but that's expected at this age.
I try not to worry, but she is a carbon-copy of little Jed. She looks like him, has his sleeping patterns, food sensitivities, and is starting to startle more often at common noises. I'm hoping it's just a coincidence and not an indicator that she is more likely to develop SPD like Jeddie. Fingers crossed, but at least I know what to look for!