daphne {week 7}

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{letterboard: Letter Folk (Poet) // tee: Carter’s (old) // leggings: babyGap (old) // bunny ears: Target}

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{And this week’s outtake! Their faces are hilarious!}

{week 7} This past weekend was Daphne’s first Easter and as you can see from the photos, she was pretty happy about it! Because of her March birthday (barely!) I think of her as a spring baby, but she really is a winter one. That said, spring is on the way here in Seattle and I am excited to not have to bundle her up so much when we go out!

Daphne’s eyebrows are finally coming in and the color changes based on the lighting. They generally look blonde, but when she is in the sun, they look red! Aaron and I both have red undertones in our hair and Eloise has red in her hair (in the sun), so it isn’t a surprise that Daphne would have red, but I am just so surprised about it being in her eyebrows! She is the cutest person to ever have dark hair and light eyebrows!

Since I mentioned it a few weeks ago, Daphne’s skin is much less dry and flaky which is nice because she was shedding everywhere (which kind of freaked me out). It is super normal for newborns, but I just wasn’t expecting it. And while there are no signs of cradle cap (I think it was just dry skin on her scalp) Daphne does have a bit of baby acne. It is mostly on her cheeks and not horrible. I think it is just hormones and not a reaction to what she is getting thru my breastmilk; if it becomes worse though I may try to cut out dairy to see if that helps since dairy sensitivity is pretty common in newborns.

We are getting a lot of smiles these days from Daphne and not just gassy ones. She will respond to voices and faces and likes to be tickled. That sweet little smile is the best! And she has a dimple in her right cheek.

I mentioned also last week that Daphne is up for about 30 minutes during her “wake” time, but that wasn’t really right. She has been awake for the past few weeks for closer to an hour which has been a good change. While I love, love having a sleepy little newborn, it is also fun to have her awake and starting to interact with us and her world. I have been introducing tummy time slowly on her play mat or across my lap (she already can push up off of my chest when I hold her upright) and shake a toy or rattle to get her to look up and rotate her head. She is also liking her play mat for laying on her back and staring at the toys and even batting them with her hands.

Finally, Daphne is starting to fill out and fits into her 0 to 3 month clothes now! And actually her 0 to 3 month tops and onesies are almost looking too small, especially if I pair a onesie with a cloth diaper since they add so much bulk. But with bottoms, she still fits into her newborn pants, including the tiny newborn ones that are “up to 7 pounds.” She still has a pretty small waist and little, scrawny legs and arms, but filling in in her belly.

Happy 7 weeks Daphne!

M

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