Your Baby's Ninth Week of Life

What's Happening with Your Baby

Does your little one actually seem to notice when you first enter the room? Around this time, your baby can recognize you and others she is familiar with -- even from a distance. She can also lift her head up and raise her chest when lying on her stomach. Try a little experiment: Move an object in front of your baby and watch her follow it.

Taking Care of Yourself

How do you cook a tasty and healthy meal with a newborn around? QUICKLY! Seriously, you probably have little time or interest in cooking three-course dinners now that you have such an entertaining companion eagerly awaiting your company. Stockpile basic staples that you can use to quickly throw together a meal. When you do cook, make a double batch and eat leftovers later in the week. You might also plan to make meals during the week that use similar ingredients. For instance, you could cook enough hamburger on Sunday to go into lasagna on Monday, tacos on Tuesday and Stroganoff on Wednesday.

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