Holly: 24 Weeks Old

August 25, 2016

Holly has become very good at demanding attention now.

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This week she’s learned that if she screams at us, then she gets the attention she’s looking for, and she’s totally using it to her advantage. It’s feeling hard to get anything done this week, unless I’m sitting right on the floor with Holly, which is what I’ve kind of resorted to doing. While Logan naps, Holly will sleep for about an hour, and then her and I have a carpet party. I lay out a blanket with some toys and I sit next to her and work on the computer.

Anything that has a tag on it is a total attention grabber for her. She loves to flick it around around twist and pull on them. So, I’ve been handing her stuffed animals and toys that have little tags on them and she goes crazy for them. Oh, and the tongue is back. About a month ago she went through this phase of sticking her tongue out nonstop. We thought it was the funniest thing and then one day she just stopped. The other night we were actually talking about how she never does that anymore, and then boom, the next morning I was nursing her and when she finished, out came that tongue. Along with some lip smacking — a new noise.

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I think too we have a baby who learned all on her own to sleep through the night, and I am so thankful for that! She’s been on a two week stretch now of sleeping from 7:30 at night to about 6:30/7 the next morning. Hallelujah!!

We took Holly out for her first camping experience!! And by camping, I mean old school tent camping. I was nervous at first, but it actually worked out really well and Holly did so great. We were able to get her to take naps still and she slept mostly through the night. I had her bundled up next to me on the air mattress and if she woke up I would just nurse her a little and she’d go right back to sleep. She loved being outdoors so much. I wore her in my Ergo while we did some walking and it was so cool to just look down and see her big eyes taking everything in. Logan helped to keep her entertained too, I swear I can’t get enough of those two together.

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We pulled out the jumpy chair for Holly and she’s finally gotten the hang of how to bounce around in it. It’s hilarious to watch her, but we’ve also got to keep an eye on Logan because he likes to come over and try to give her a little extra air to that bounce.

Another cute thing that Holly is doing now is starting to let me know when she’s hungry. She leans her head back towards me and first grabs my face and mouths on my cheek then she starts tugging at my shirt. Totally communicating with me! She also is kind of waving and giving us random high fives. It’s making me think that I need to start brushing up on my baby sings, because soon she’ll be able to start picking up on them.

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