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These are a few of my favorite things....

Callie has started to become particular about some things. Here are a few of her favorites:

She prefers this over the rocker, it only takes about 5 minutes or so to put her to sleep. I'm hoping to bounce those last 10 pounds off!

I don't want to use the word lazy.....but.......she has decided that breast feeding is a bit too much work so we have had to give her the bottle for some feedings. Trying to stick with it though....

She LOVES her tongue! It is always out of her mouth. She also loves to lick things - blankets, burp rags, arms, anything!

Callie does best when there is a bit of sound around. She sleeps best when there is a bit of noise - this lamb creates some white noise that helps her sleep (thanks aunt Katy and uncle Preston)!

Greatest invention ever! This lets Preston and I eat dinner together, allows me to shower every day and much, much more....

In the last 2 days, she has started to focus on objects around her. This is by far her favorite (it plays music and lights up). Every time she lays under it, she starts smiling. (Thanks aunt Sarah and uncle Rey!)

She has a bit of a love/hate relationship with her sleep sack. She is not too fond of being swaddled in it (she'll spend about 5 minutes trying to escape - lots of grunting) but she can't seem to sleep without it! We tried to take a few naps without it - very little success. This is a before/after shot - the first picture is what she looks like when we put her down for her nap and the second picture is what we walk into at the end of a nap.

Tummy time! She seems to be an anomaly and loves tummy time. She's getting so strong!

Baths (and holding Dad's hand, of course). A great way to end the day....and always a great excuse to be naked!


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