December 8-14, 2014
Age: 11 weeks old
Curriculum: early learning / infant stimulation program outlined in How Smart is Your Baby by Glenn Doman.
We had a nice week this week. We didn’t do everything every day but we did do at least some things each day, so I’m happy with that.
It was our second week of doing the contrasting textures and doing encyclopedic knowledge picture cards. This is this week’s content:
We didn’t get to her contrasting textures every day this week, but on the days we did she enjoyed it.
At the very beginning of this week (the day she turned 11 weeks old) Aria reached a big milestone in small motor skills: bringing her hands together.
From what I researched this is considered an “advanced skill” for a three-month-old (a few three-month-olds can do it) and is mostly seen in four-month-olds. So it was pretty exciting to see her reach this stage at two and a half months!
To be honest, upon noticing her reach this milestone I realized that I was a bit “behind” in giving her the opportunity to bat at and reach for toys. I had been meaning to get out the toys for a while but just kept procrastinating. So this milestone was a bit of a wakeup call.
It was so amazing watching her take to the Oball so quickly. I love the design of the Oball that makes it so easy for tiny, clumsy hands to grasp and get a good grip on it. Such a simple but genious design! She played with the Oball hanging above her for several hours combined this week.
Love watching a baby’s determination to master new skills, grow, and explore their world.
She has also started putting things in her mouth many different times this week. I couldn’t believe it!
We got in some story time most days.
She still seems to like some of her balance activities but not others. Her favorites are sliding and turning on a mat, but she for some reason tends to dislike the tilting on a mat activities.
Aria seems to enjoy all of the Christmas lights we have been encountering. She went to her first parade (a Christmas parade) and was fascinated by the whole thing. She also enjoyed the lights at an outdoor Christmas movie.
A little clip of Aria scooting in her track. She does the whole “inchworm” thing now which is so adorable!
She has also been really into “walking” (using the walking reflex) when she plays with big brother.
When we went to the beach to take some family photos this week, she was completely fascinated by both the sand and her toes. It was pretty funny, actually, trying to get a good picture and she would NOT stop looking at her feet. (We finally did get one with her looking, though, thankfully!)
And just because: a picture of her sleeping. She’s been sleeping so well lately (as long as her brothers don’t wake her up!).
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