This has been a super fun month. Aubrey is really developing and showing her personality. She is a very happy girl in general. She LOVES people and is a social butterfly. While all of her developments are fun and exciting, they are also a little bit obnoxious :). Let's start with Aubrey's new love of being on her belly. She learned to roll a little less than a month ago. Now, she insists on being on her tummy all the time. One problem with this is that she can't roll the other way, so when she is ready to flip back over, she screams. Also, she has started to flip during the night. It's a little scary to wake up and find your baby face down. This was cause for a few restless nights for mom. Also, the first 2 nights that she slept on her belly, she woke up at 3:30 and 4:00 am.; a little rough when we are used to sleeping through the night. Now, she is used to it and sleeps the whole night on her belly. We tried fighting it and flipping her onto her back at first, but it is not worth the battle. The doc says it's fine if she is flipping over on her own, then she is strong enough to handle sleeping on her belly.
Showing off her tummy skills
In addition to spending time on her tummy, Aubrey is now very distractible. This new "skill," of distraction is at it's highest while she is eating. I now refer to feedings as a "three-ring circus." If I talk, if dad walks in, if the TV is on or if the dogs make noise, she loses focus and turns to whatever is making the noise. I usually read when I feed her, but I can't even turn the page of my book without her losing focus. In order for Aubrey to eat, we must be in a quiet, dark room, and even then, she will stop eating and decide it's a good time for smiles and a conversation. So, what used to take 20 minutes now takes about an hour. Though, it's impossible to get mad about her about this, because she is so precious when she looks up at you and smiles.
Mom and Aubrey
Dad and Aubrey
Another fantastic thing is that Aubrey is starting to laugh. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, it is wonderful. The thing that really makes her laugh is when you kiss her belly. Apparently, that is really funny :)
Let's see, other updates: Shots, Aubrey's first cold, becoming fascinated with the dogs, enjoys grabbing things (including mom's hair... ouch!), playing in her walker, a lot of drooling and much more.