Your baby might start to lift their arms when they want to you pick them up, and they will enjoy splashing in the bath now. They may be able to sit when supported – and it won’t be long until they’re doing it on their own.
Your baby's ability to show emotion is developing. You may find you know all about it when they are happy, angry or even bored, but their ability to show love and humour is also now starting to develop and they may start to give you kisses and hugs.
Is your baby starting to babble? Rapidly developing communication skills mean you may be in for lots of squeals and gurgles! You can encourage this by talking back to them, and keeping the conversation going.
You might be feeling more like your old self again now and could be making plans to return to work. Plus, you might have noticed some of the baby weight starting to disappear, and could even be getting a bit more sleep at night!
After a few weeks of interrupted sleep you may find your baby is starting to settle into a pattern - or not! A bed-time routine can make night time easier for the whole family, so find out how to go about it here.
If you feel you're not coping well, don't suffer in silence. Postnatal depression affects women from all walks of life, but there is lots of support available so if you're worried, speak to your GP as soon as possible to start getting the help and support you need.
What to think about
As you get used to being three, not two, make sure you find some time just for you and your partner. You don't have to paint the town red, but a bit of time out together can work wonders - here are a few ideas.