Day 92: At Gramma's House

The "duty" to stay for a night at gramma's house has changed. It used to be every Monday to Tuesday. Now it changes to Thursday to Friday. So, now I with mom stay at gramma's house till tomorrow. Another artcile on 3-months old baby:

* When lying on his stomach, she can begin to lift his head up and prop herself up on her elbows.
* He is interested in faces and recognizes her mother.
* He can hold onto objects and wave them around.
* He does not deliberately reach, but may swipe at objects and if they move, will swipe again.

Another good article:

Here are growth and development patterns of a child at three months. Each step listed represents an average of a time span of six to sometimes 12 weeks that is considered within the normal range for that behavior. Don't be concerned if your child is not doing something listed here. Each baby develops at her own pace.

* Body Movement
* Eye-Hand Coordination
* Thinking Skills
* Emotional Development

Body Movement

* Lifts head when lying on tummy. When held on adult's chest, will push away and look over your shoulder. Turns head from side to side while on stomach and propped up on forearms.
* When on stomach, with weight on elbows and forearms, arms can lift chest. Legs remain flexed when lying on stomach.
* Sits erect when supported at the hips.
* Arm movements are more purposeful. Enjoys moving arms and legs vigorously when lying on back, sometimes symmetrically or in bicycle motion.

Eye-Hand Coordination

* Eyes can follow a moving object held about six inches above her face vertically and in a circular pattern. She can see objects 15 to 20 feet away.
* Hands open most of the time. Voluntarily shakes and holds a rattle. Grabs onto your clothing and hair.
* Looks at her hand held in front of her face. Enjoys watching her fingers move. Grabs one hand with other one. Sucks on fist.
* Swings at and reaches for dangling objects. Likes to feel different textures of objects.
* Explores her own face, eyes and mouth with her hand.
* Loses interest in mobiles if they're beyond her reach.

Thinking Skills

* Turns head and eyes together toward an interesting sound.
* Quiets and stops sucking to listen intently to a variety of sounds. Prefers the human voice to other sounds.
* Coos and gurgles with vowel sounds "ah, eh, oh" in response to what he sees, hears and feels inside his body.
* Begins to suck at sight of breast or bottle, anticipating feeding.
* Becomes excited in anticipation of a regular activity like bath time. Begins to enjoy bath time.
* Soothes and relaxes himself by sucking on hands.
* Startles and looks surprised at a sudden loud noise.
* More visually alert when sitting upright. Beginning to associate lying down with sleeping.
* Imitates your exaggerated facial expressions.
* Stares at himself in mirror.
* May become distracted during feeding by watching other people and activity in room or even just by hearing mother talk.

Emotional Development

* Responsive smile in reaction to parent smiling at her. Smiles for pleasure and delight.
* Turns away from eye-to-eye contact when tired of interacting.
* Begins sucking, wrinkles up face, stares vacantly, yawns, begins to squirm or cry when tired of playing.
* Expresses the emotions of delight, excitement, distress and protest with total body movements.
* For colicky baby, crying may peak at 6 weeks and continue to 10 weeks; gradually fades by 12 to 16 weeks.
* Demonstrates individuality in temperament and personality.
* Settles into feeding and sleep pattern with more alert responsive time in the day. May sleep five to seven hours at night.

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