Mastered Skills (most kids can do)
Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)
Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
|1 month||Lifts head when lying on tummy|
Responds to soundStares at faces
|Follows objects briefly with eyes|
Vocalizes: oohs and aahs
Can see black-and-white patterns
|2 months||Vocalizes: gurgles and coos|
Follows objects across field of vision
Notices his hands
Holds head up for short periods
Makes smoother movements
|Holds head steadyCan bear weight on legs|
Lifts head and shoulders when lying on tummy (mini-pushup)
So, 99% of those things The Seamonkey does. He doesn't really laugh much, but he smiles a ton. And I'm not sure what qualifies as noticing his hands...he has yet to pull his hands together and fiddle with his own hands, but he sucks on his hands a lot! And he's a huge chatterbox! I'll try to get a video of it to share, because it is freaking adorable!
He's still sleeping in the bassinet next to our bed and I dread the day he outgrows it and has to go in his crib in the nursery. He doesn't even usually nap in his crib. His naps are so irregular it's just easier to let him nap in the swing in the living room or else half the time I'd be running upstairs every 10 minutes. When I workout he's almost always napping in his swing and if he wakes up I can talk to him and keep him from crying...if he were up in his crib he'd be crying before I even knew he was up!
Also, when he sleeps at night I still swaddle him or else he doesn't sleep at all. Wesley still has a very strong moro reflex (the reflex where an infant will randomly start flapping their arms for no reason) and if he isn't swaddled his arms will fly upwards and it wakes him up. I have no problem swaddling him for as long as he needs it!
|Throw your hands in the air, and wave them like you just don't care!|
Until next time...