On Thursday, Kyra will be 7 weeks old. It's beginning to feel like she's always been here, which I suppose means that I'm beginning to adjust to Mommyhood. I posted some pictures above, which I took of Kyra yesterday. I'm hoping to take pictures of her on a regular basis, since she's growing and changing so quickly.
Kyra's been smiling a lot lately, although I have yet to get a picture of any of those big, beautiful smiles. She's been spending much of the daytime awake and alert. She likes looking at the toys that hang down from her swing and bouncy chair. She seems like she wants to reach out and grab them sometimes, but she's not quite able to do that just yet. She loves to kick her legs and move her arms, and she even likes to "stand" with some help from Mommy and Daddy.
She's already grown so much - her newborn clothes are pretty snug, but I'm still putting some items on her while I have the chance...But some larger-sized pieces have managed to find their way into her wardrobe. I can already tell that it'll make me sad to pack up her newborn clothes and put them in storage once she's truly outgrown them. How can my little girl be so big already!? I might have to put some of my favorite newborn clothes on to her stuffed animals just to keep them around a little longer!
We've been trying to get out of the house with her more. A couple days ago, she took her first trip to Chipotle (one of our favorite places), and yesterday she went to Pinkberry and took a stroller walk up and down Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice. Today, we walked to Target and the food court at the mall. We picked up a few cute summer dresses for her - I can no longer set foot in Target without walking through the baby and kids sections!
We're also working on charting out a daily routine, although that's still definitely a work in progress. Her sleep patterns are still changing, but we've been lucky in that she usually goes to sleep between 7-8pm, and then only gets up for one nighttime feeding sometime around 3-4am. She recently set a new sleep record - 9 straight hours! So Mommy and Daddy have been getting some pretty good sleep! When she's 8 weeks old we'll start her actual sleep training, during which we'll work on eliminating the nighttime feeding. Wish us luck!