So who is this baby of yours?

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So who is this baby of yours?

Many of us are starting to move out of that sleepy (or crying) newborn stage and into the regular baby stage where you can really start to see some of your baby's personality. So, who is your baby? What is her personality like so far? What does he like? What does he hate?

Despite being a pretty challenging newborn, Reid has magically morphed into a pretty laid back and happy baby. I didn't think I would ever say this about him, but these days he hardly ever cries, and he greets everyone with a huge smile (see below.) He is extremely interested in the world around him, and will just stare and stare at new people or new things. You can almost hear the wheels in his head turning while he tries to figure everything out. I think he's going to be very verbal like his brother, because he loves to have conversations where you talk to him and he coos, back and forth for minutes on end. He loves his big brother and the dog, and being carried or held facing out so he can see. There isn't anything I can think of that he really seems to hate at this point. Like I said, he's gotten very laid back about most things.

Big grin!

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So cute! He does look wise Alissa! So cute that he is chatty, and I'm glad to hear he is laid back now...gives me hope.

I will post more about my little turkey this afternoon. He is still in the newborn stage, but some personality is starting to show.

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Henry is now 6 weeks, he is still far behind y'alls April babies, but he has changed so much in my eyes. He can lift his head, scoot and lift his bum in the air during tummy time. He is always trying to go somewhere, so I think he will like travelling when he is older. This boy loves to eat, he isn't picky either. He takes his reflux meds just as fast as he nurses, so I think and hope he won't be a picky eater. After his breakfast he spends about 30 minutes smiling and cooing. He loves his playmat and looking at himself in the mirror. He has started to kind of reach for things VN that are suspended above him, especially my hair. While he still has his fussy bits, he still a very sweet baby.

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Oh my gosh Elizabeth, he's adorable!!! He sounds like a sweetheart, even if he is still a fussbutt sometimes. Heck, my five year old is still a fussbutt sometimes. Thats pretty normal for a lot of kids I think.

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Alissa, can we see a side by side of Reid and T at that age?

Elizabeth, it sounds like things are starting to calm down a bit for you. I bet you'll find the more milestones he hits, the more his temperment improves.

As for Emma, I can't believe what a little sweetheart she is. DS was a lot fussier at this age so it's really fun to see so many smiles at this age. Of course we have the occasional off day (last night's bedtime was a nightmare!), but it's rare. For the most part, she's just a happy little sweetie. She loves music, lights, and mirrors. She'll look up at this light up toy on her playmat and bust out huge grins! She's been doing this new thing where in the middle of nursing, she'll pop off, look at me, and start smiling! It's the sweetest thing I've ever seen. I just love it! She's also enamored by her daddy. She follows him around with her gaze. It's so sweet. She'll also nap for hours on his chest, where she only naps for 45 minutes everywhere else. She does fall asleep in the swing which is a LIFESAVER!!

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Joan, they do look similar. Here is T at about 3 mos:

and Reid making the same face. LOL

Reid has fuller lips and his daddy's dimple in his chin, but they do look a lot alike.

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AWWWW Alissa they look alike def!!!

Rylee is turning into such a smiling happy girl. She loves her big sis to talk to her and she laughs and smiles at her and talks to her with her babble and her big sis just giggles back at her. She is so easy sometimes I feel bad that she just hangs around in her chair or swing. like this weekend we were sealing our deck and she was in the slider door just swinging and looking and talking to me and DH for a good two hours. She is very close to rolling over and she has started to love the tub! She also is very observant and loves being worn in the carrier facing out so she can see everyone and loves the ceiling fans. I love this new stage where they are doing more and more and each day is a new adventure!

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Wade has always been an easy going baby, even in the womb he didnt make much of a fuss and he's still the same in that sense. He's such a chatter bug! He loves to just talk and coo to me, to the cieling fan, to the couch.. It doesn't matter! lol If he thinks someone is listening he is talking away. He still isn't too interested in faces yet. His big thing is paintings. He loves looking at the paintings on our walls. He also loves to smile. It melts my heart every time! I can't believe how much he's changed and has grown in just the last 2 months!

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

Joan, they do look similar.

I actually think they look quite different!

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"crazy j" wrote:

I actually think they look quite different!

Thats funny! Everyone sees something different. I have always said that Reid looks a lot like my DH and most people disagreed, but just in the past several days I have had like 3 people comment on how much he looks like him, so I guess other people are starting to see it too. T looks more like me.

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Sounds like you ladies have some sweet babies!

Reid and Tristan definitely have their own look, but you can tell they are brothers.
Aimee, love the picture of your girls. Too cute!
Joy, I want to pinch Wade's arm chub. Love it!

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I agree with Elizabeth - Tristan and Reid look alike but different. Wink

Sounds like we all have great babies! Judah is a generally happy guy if he's fed. He goes to sleep pretty easily on his own. He's very much like his siblings in that he has huge eyes and is always alert and looking around, he holds his head up easily and early, and he is very active. I just don't have babies that sit relaxed all the time. My babies are always moving their arms and legs and looking around constantly. I put him on his tummy on the Boppy the other day and he was just popping his head up high and looking around - so cute!
He also sleeps best swaddled so when he sleeps in the swing he only sleeps for 30 minutes at a time. I have to put him on his stomach on the Boppy to get him to sleep longer (I know, I know, and I check on him ALL the time!). He loves being in the wrap and sleeps really well in there and in the car seat in a moving car.
All in all, he's a lot like his siblings. His sleeping seems to be moving more towards his sister (brother was sleeping 12 hours at 8 weeks!) but a lot of other things about him remind me of his brother.

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Love hearing about all these babies and how they are doing. It's amazing how fast times goes.

Kylie is awesome! I have said from the beginning when we found out we were having a girl, that I had no clue what to do with a girl and I still don't know what to do with a girl. LOL But..I love my monkey to pieces and wouldn't trade her for the world. I am really looking forward to when she is older that we can finally shop in the girl toy isles and not just the boy stuff. Smile

She has a great personality and is a morning person full of smiles coos and giggles first thing. She loves our 6 year old. She is all smiles as soon as he is near her. And she is and will probably always will be a daddys girl. I love it! Although i'm sure Kylie won't like it much when she gets to dating age what with having an over protective daddy, grandpa, uncle and two big brothers. I feel for her future boyfriends.
We do tummy time for probably an hour to an hour and a half total every day(a few seconds to a few minuets each time depending on how well she tolerates it) and she does so much better lifting her head if she is on us or her boppy. She gets lazy when just on a flat surface. She will turn her head side to side but doesn't lift her head much. But if we hold her up or sit her up she is doing really well with holding her neck up. She will also grab things(taking the paci out of her mouth and then holding onto it) and loves taking hold of mine or my moms hair. She has also rolled from her back to her side then to her tummy but only on our bed has she done it and only a couple of times. And the other night I laid her down in her crib, she then slept for 8 hours and when I got up the next morning to get her she had moved herself sideways and had her feet on the wall. Haha! She's going to be trouble once she does start moving and right now I have a feeling she will be moving early, but maybe i'll be wrong.

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Julie is doing good. She takes catnaps during the day and then a long nap in the afternoon. I generally have to wake her up. I change her, feed her, and get a fewamiles before she goes back to sleep. She sleeps thru the night until about 3am. That works well because that's when I'm getting up for work anyway. She smiles all the time and we have gotten a few laughs. I love her more than I ever thought possible to love someone.