Time has gone so fast…The last 3 months have been one of the most challenging of my life due to the baby being pretty often in pain with colics and silent reflux. I never wanted to wish the time away and I was just hoping that the famous “12 weeks switch” was not a myth!
Leonardo is 12 weeks old today and looking back at old pictures he already looks so different and behaves so differently! I started to notice some changes around a week ago. He now seems to be a bit more settled and shows interests for the objects around him. He slowly started to play with little toys and started observing things so I would definitely say that in many ways, 12 weeks represent a big milestone in his life.
Leonardo loves spending time in mommy’s arms and in his bouncy chair. Recently though I noticed that he gets bored easily so I started to leave him spending some time on his playmat and he just loves it! You cannot imagine the relieve for me when every now and then I can have my arms free for half an hour! Or even better when I really don’t know what to do anymore because he screams the house down,I just place him down on the mat and it works its magic!
Because he can interact more, he truly enjoys playing in his little colourful gym. What he loves the most though is looking himself in the mirror and “talking” to the other baby. It’s so funny to watch him giggling to his “twin”!
The hanging toys of the Fisher Price gym are withing reach so he loves touching them with his little hands.
The gym allows Leonardo to play the piano attached to the end of the mat by kicking the piano keys with his tiny feet so he realises that his movements create a sound and he’s even more entertained! Plus every time he kicks a key there is a colourful light coming on.
I read different reviews about this product and I can only agree when they say that the Fisher Price gym is truly a bless for busy moms! Leonardo only just started spending time on his tummy but I will definitely use the mat for tummy time as the top bar can be removed so I will be able to easily place my baby on the mat.
To all moms reading this post, trust me there will be a big change in your baby by 12 weeks but in the meantime ask the grandparents to give you this gym as a present because it will help you to keep your sanity in difficult times!