Likes: Staley loves eating! She likes bath time and getting her hair washed. She enjoys diaper changes and having her clothes changed. (Zach is concerned that his little girl, at one month, already enjoys trying on new outfits.) Staley likes to be read to and sung to. I think Staley's favorite book right now is "Olivia", especially the page where she is trying on all her outfits. Staley attends to this page more than any other that we've found. It may be the shared love of outfits or perhaps the vast amount of black, white, and red on the page--it's hard to know for sure. Staley loves to be held and cuddled, and she would rather be moving (walking around, rocking, car rides) than sitting still.
Dislikes: On the flip side, Staley dislikes being hungry, having a wet or dirty diaper, being cold, and having her carseat straps tightened. She also has demonstrated an extreme dislike for the Green Bay Packers.
Skills: Staley is still sleeping through the night (about 6-7 hours at a time). She can drink from a bottle. During tummy time, she can lift up her head for a few seconds and will turn her head from one side to the other. She is getting better at lifting and holding up her head when she is upright too. Staley is getting better at focusing and following things with her eyes, although she does the crazy baby cross eyes sometimes too. She still prefers looking at lights and faces, but is starting to look at her books and toys. She is constantly moving her arms and legs, and she always wants her hands up by her face (which does occasionally result in scratching herself or hitting herself in the face). She will get her fist into her mouth occasionally. Her primary skill at this time is still looking cute!
Staley about an hour after birth
Staley on her one month birthday