Posted by: Melissa | August 23, 2011

Weekly baby photo project: 18 weeks

Logan’s motor skills are developing like crazy! She can hold all of her weight on her legs, and she’s learned how to stand up and sit down. We hold her hands to help her balance, but on her own, she’ll stand up and then sit down. Then, she’ll stand up and sit down again. And that goes on and on as long as we’ll let her. We can see how proud of herself she is while she’s standing up and sitting down. Our baby is already growing up!

I mentioned before that we’ve been giving her a little formula with each bottle to see how she’ll handle it, and this week, we increased that amount from 1 1/2 ounces to 2 ounces. It’s interesting how the body processes formula. Maybe interesting isn’t the word. Quite smelly actually! And that’s all I’ll say about that… just a bit of a change lately!

Logan also started increasing the length of her naps at daycare. A few days, she’s taken 2 and a half to three hour naps in the morning. We’re not quite sure how or why that’s happening, but she must need the sleep. In the afternoon, she isn’t napping as long, and she’s pretty much cut out her last nap of the day which used to be somewhere between 7 and 7:30 p.m. I really love that because it gives us more time to spend with her after we get home from work.

She’s still not really cooing that much, but we know she can do it because she’s done it before. Our pediatrician said she really thinks Logan has been focusing so much on her motor skills, but that as soon as she decides she’s ready to talk, she’s going to be talking a mile a minute… just like her mom and dad!

So, here’s Logan at 18 weeks old on August 18, 2011.

Ryan and I are taking weekly photos of Logan until she turns one, and then we’ll compile them into a photo book so we can document how she changes and grows over her first year. Want to see how Logan changes each week? All of her weekly photos are compiled here.

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  1. Melissa, if it makes you feel better, I didn’t talk or coo at all for such a long time, and then suddenly I was speaking in complete sentences! My parents decided I thought talking was a waste of time until I could say what I wanted too. Logan will be talking before you know it!

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