Week 16

Week 16-2

Dear Genevieve,

I think this week was a quiet week. We got back from our holiday at the beginning of it and then spent the next couple of days recovering. We didn’t necessarily stick around the house though. Moreso than other weeks, I felt like I was suffering from a bit of cabin fever so we went out and about.

This week, we made a few visits to Neighbouette and her new baby. Two of them actually in the hospital. You were completely uninterested of course but I found it truly remarkable to see the contrast between the two of you. There is almost exactly 15 weeks between you, a couple of kilos and a couple of centimeters but you are so so different. And not just in the boy/girl kind of way! I’d forgotten how small and subject to those strange limbs of yours you were. Now it’s a bit of a different story.

Week 16

Whilst there weren’t any real milestones this week, you are ever more alert and in control of yourself. You now play with the toy we clip to your car capsule. You grab it, stick bits in your mouth and seem amused by the sounds you are able to elicit. I would still describe you as more serious in your explorations than delighted in your findings but then, you might just need the human element for the emotional response. You were starting to get the hang of the peek-a-boo game at the end of the week.

Week 16-5

You didn’t go back to regular naps and longer sleeps though. You kept up with the no more than three hours at a time and only at night gig. I really shouldn’t complain because it’s more than some mothers get but I still want to go back to those weeks where I was getting a few five hour stretches. Or, you know, you could start something new and begin sleeping through the night for 6 and 8 hours at a time. That would be cool too. I expect that when you start with the teeth, whatever you have previously been doing will just get worse so if we could start from a more favorable position, that would be awesome.

And you could easily change. Some things you do are only short lived and even though I might note it one week, it will actually be gone the next. The drooling thing though is not one of those things. Since it started, you haven’t stopped. You soak anything and everything that gets anywhere near your mouth. I’m sure that one day or one week you will stop doing it however and I wont really notice. But then again I might. As your dad has noted, it almost seems that at times you practice his trick. In his own words you “set really low expectations and then exceed them dramatically”.

Week 16-3

Alles Liebe,



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