Kayla 7 Weeks

Wednesday, April 01, 2015



My little Kayla bee is 7 weeks old and a handful now ♥︎ She's starting to wriggle, kick and smile a lot, and she makes lots of different baby sounds when we talk to her! She also has a ton of different facial expressions?! Honestly didn't expect babies to be this interactive before they can talk haha. Looking back at her older pictures, her faced has changed so much! Don't think she really looks like either of us right now (she used to look more like D). And she's about 4kg the last time we weighed her, which is almost twice her original weight! It's really tiring for me to carry her around for extended periods of time when she throws one of her crying fits. My arms are like constantly aching these days :/ But despite the sleep deprivation and body aches etc, I've never been happier :)


Happy baby!


Seriously love it when she smiles at me :D


Sleepy daddy and baby! And this carrier is Kayla's favourite place right now ♥︎



We succumbed to the pacifier because she's been crazy crying a lot recently due to colic :/ The doctor says its just part of growing up and will get better in time, but seeing her so upset even with colic drops is just heartbreaking! 



Soo happy whenever I see her looking back at me like this :)))


Wefie with baby!



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27 comments

  1. Time fly fast with the growth of a baby!

    Glad to hear about baby Kayla again :)

    Barbara

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  2. Hi, cute little baby girl <3

    Num 6:24 “יהוה baruch /ble_s you and guard you;
    Num 6:25 יהוה make His face shine upon you, and show favour to you;
    Num 6:26 יהוה lift up His face upon you, and give you shalom.” ’
    Footnote: Verses 24 to 26 is the Priestly Barachat/Ble_sing.
    Num 6:27 “Thus they shall put My Name on the children of Yisra’ĕl, and I Myself shall baruch/ ble_s them.”

    Gerri

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  3. lots of fun in raising children...we have 4 of them at a row lol

    have more fun, my dear!

    Karen

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  4. the look of her first picture looks so witty! Seems like she was concerned of her head ribbon was dropping off from her head ..hehe

    Pam

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  5. Omg...a lovely smiling baby!

    The joy of nursing a baby shall never ends <3

    Catherine

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  6. Ugh love Her expressions!
    Never tire of a baby's facial expressions..

    Nicole

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  7. AWWWW! HI baby Kayla and happy papa & mama

    Have a great beautiful family time

    Dana



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  8. Ah soooooo cute. We luv her

    Neil Granger

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  9. Sweet.

    Isa 55:10 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from the heavens, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
    Isa 55:11 so is My Word that goes forth from My mouth – it does not return to Me empty, but shall do what I please, and shall certainly accomplish what I sent it for.
    Isa 55:12 “For with joy you go out, and with shalom you are brought in – the mountains and the hills break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field clap the hands.
    Isa 55:13 “Instead of the thorn the cypress comes up, and instead of the nettle the myrtle comes up. And it shall be to יהוה YAHuWaH for a name, for an everlasting sign which is not cut off.”

    Angela

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  10. Baby Kayla looked so tired with her sleepy eyes..and still tried to give a last shot before she could go back to her dreamland hehehe

    Niki


    Niki Grenfell

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  11. I share your joy with your new born.. never been happier :)

    Susan

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  12. Smiles and sounds abound as your baby soaks up stimuli
    and lets you know he loves the world around him.
    Enjoy your baby!

    Julie

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  13. Precious precious moments..

    Your little smarty-pants now is putting together consonants and vowels (ah-goo!) and rolling over (well, at least in one direction). She's likely smiling up a storm and maybe even laughing (the world's most delicious sound) or squealing in delight over Mommy's antics.

    Enjoy your moments

    Anita

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  14. Have lots of fun, Kayla and family!

    Maureen Lynch Walden

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  15. Hi, some thoughts..

    Talk may be cheap but for a baby, conversation is invaluable, so chat her up. Tell her what you're doing ("I'm wiping your bottom!"); ask questions ("Whose toes are these?"); imitate the sounds she makes; and read aloud (her books or even yours!). For some parents, it's become clear by now that they have a challenging baby. What defines challenging? It could be an infant that's extremely active, unpredictable, high-intensity, or just seemingly unhappy. Take heart (most symptoms lessen considerably as babies grow) and there are many baby behavior strategies you can try to help your child (and yourself and your spouse in the process).

    Most of all, have fun and enjoy taking care of your baby!
    Experienced Mama

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  16. Light pressure on baby's tummy or football hold. Also, avoid things that cause gas.
    I found an article on treating and preventing gas in infants. I'm posting the link here.

    Article summary:

    Light pressure on tummy to expel gas.

    Football hold: "...face down on your forearm, with her legs straddling your elbow and her chin in your hand. This will help bring the gas bubbles up and make them easier to expel by patting her back. Mom or Dad can also place Baby belly down over the knees and gently bounce the legs."

    When breastfeeding, certain foods the mother eats can irritate a baby's digestive system. Learn to notice which foods seem to cause problems. When bottlefeeding, use the right size nipple so that baby isn't gulping in air. Burp every three to five minutes during feeding. Be careful not to be too active (jostling, etc.) up to 20 min. after feeding. Also, cow's milk causes gas.

    The article says gas is normal but that if you encounter continuing problems to consult your pediatrician who can prescribe drops that help with gas in babies.

    Naomi

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  17. It's the pain from the gas that's the problem. When our oldest daughter was an infant she had terrible pain from gas and we used the Mylecon drops and it helped her tremendously.

    Ivette

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  18. Breast feed/burp them/ don't eat pizza when breast feeding


    Caritas

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  19. "Gas" is normal... The average person "passes" the stuff
    14 or more times a day... (Think about the 6 billion plus
    population of the planet participating in that regularly...)

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    Elna Doman

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  21. everything changes with a 7 week old baby as the baby becomes less dependent and the parents see a significant change in their babies’ habits. It is around this time that babies become much more fun to play with.
    How Is a 7 Week Old Baby Developing?

    .....Reach and grasp. Flailing is another thing that a baby would start doing at this age.
    Anytime she sees a person or a toy he wants to play with, you will see him flailing her legs and arms to get hold of it. The newborn would now start to reach out with her hands and to grasp things too. Even before a baby begins to roll, he becomes capable of making an ample amount of movement, which is why it is not safe to leave her unattended especially on raised platforms.

    Read more @ http://www.newkidscenter.com/7-Week-Old-Baby.html

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  22. It is always good to always review and checking of what you are already doing for your baby:
    Most adults are fully aware of the importance of good baby sleeping posture-a Monday morning with a stiff neck is more than sufficient to get the point across! For babies, however, the need is even greater as their bones, muscles and general body shape are all changing and developing each and every night. Therefore, it’s the responsibility of all parents to ensure their baby sleeping position is correct, but what exactly is the best possible position a baby can sleep in?
    Read more: http://www.newkidscenter.com/Baby-Sleeping-Posture.html

    For now, a checklist for the "Safety Tips on Baby Sleeping"

    In terms of ensuring your baby sleeps safe and sound at night, there are some rules to follow and tips to bear in mind that take precedence over others.

    1. Bedding
    Avoid overly soft sleeping areas, instead selecting firm and tight-fitting mattresses onto which baby should be placed back-down.
    Get rid of all excess accessories, toys and blankets when baby will be sleeping – basically everything apart from the mattress and bedding.
    Blankets can be replaced with sleepers, which are not only much more convenient but also safer.
    Keep an eye on your baby’s head position during sleep and ensure he/she doesn’t slip under the covers.
    Pull blankets up only as far as your baby’s chest, never right up to their head.
    Do not allow your baby to sleep on standard sofas, waterbeds, pillows or any other soft surfaces.
    Pacifiers have been linked with lower rates of SIDS, and therefore, should be offered to all babies while sleeping, though not forced upon them.

    2. Room Sharing
    Official guidelines suggest that room sharing is a great idea, but parents should not be tempted to share an actual bed with their baby.
    For the first six months after the baby’s birth, consider placing the crib close to your own bed for the sake of both convenience and peace of mind.
    Twins should not be allowed to share the same bed, nor should older babies be allowed to sleep with younger siblings.
    Resting with your baby or carrying out a feeding in your own bed is fine, but they should be returned to their own bed for sleep.
    Bed sharing can be lethal if either or both of the parents smoke, drink alcohol or use drugs.

    3. Preventions for SIDS
    In terms of preventing SIDS, there are certain simple steps any parent can take for the safety of their infant.
    Solid links have been drawn between breastfeeding and a lower risk of SIDS, therefore comes highly recommended.
    Immunization can reduce a baby’s risk of SIDS by over 50%, therefore it is considered essential.
    Before making any adjustments to a baby’s crib or daily sleeping position, consult an expert.
    Don’t use other baby seats, carriers and strollers for regular napping during daytime as very few promote a healthy sleeping position.
    Use only those accessories, monitors, positioners and mattresses that have been officially certified as 100% safe for use by professionals.
    Never place a crib or sleeping area within reach of any other external hazards such as cables or sharp objects

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  23. We are happy for you to opt for breastfeeding exclusively!

    Breastfeeding is the preferred method for feeding a child under the age of 6 months. Use our breastfeeding tips to make sure your baby is being fed perfectly.

    Smile and join us...read some of the practical tips here. For example,

    Think twice on using pacifiers bottles
    Speaking of supplements, try to avoid them if at all possible. Using pacifiers and bottles can lead to "nipple confusion", which makes it tough for the baby to latch onto you. When you want to give your baby more breast milk (what you have expressed while pumping), use a small spoon, a dropper, or other device approved by your doctor or lactation consultant.

    Feed the baby only with your breast milk

    When you give your baby only breast milk, they will acquire a taste for it, and will not like the formula or other options. Your baby can be exclusively fed with breast milk for the first six months, and can be fed mostly breast milk after that. Be sure to follow your doctor’s guidelines as to when to give your baby more than just your milk.

    Keep yourself in healthy conditions
    The more rest you get, the more your body will respond with increasing breast milk. So have a rest when the baby does. Eat a healthy diet, and drink plenty of water when you are thirsty – but don’t load up on water, because more water doesn’t actually increase breast milk supply. Relax as much as you can to help your milk 'let down' when it is time to feed.

    Watch our video on: Here are more natural and easy ways for how to increase breast milk production!

    <3 you new mama


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  24. Congratulation for being a happy mama..

    Much <3 to you baby Kayla

    Amanda

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  25. cute little one...Love :)

    Tommy

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