Friday, July 25, 2014

Three Months Old

You have done it again this month: grown up so fast! I can't believe how much babies change in that first year. Although to an outsider it maybe doesn't seem like much but the way you hold your head up so much stronger and look around watching your sister and brother makes you feel older. You don't like to just snuggle on my shoulder anymore, you'd rather face out. Even at meal time you like to sit on one of our knees now like you have a spot in the conversation! You'll even flail your arms more so we have to be careful you don't knock over our cereal bowl or push our utensils off the table. 

You are a great sleeper so far. Nevermind that I break all "rules" and nurse or rock you to sleep. You are my baby and I want to cherish these months while I can! I guess I will have to let you sleep on your own this coming month a little or you won't be a happy camper for your morning naps when I go back to school this fall. You are usually sleeping for the night by 9/9:30pm. You do fuss while we are trying to get the other two kids in bed so sometimes Daddy puts them to bed and you get me all to yourself. Usually you sleep until 3/3:30am (every once in a while you wake up at 12:30am - boo and sometimes you skip that 33:30am one - yay). Then you always wake up between 6:30/7am so I feed you and you usually go back down for another hour or two. I've got to be good about staying up to get some stuff done before the next kid is up at 7:15/7:30 but sometimes I just take you to bed with me and we both fall asleep until the others are up. (Daddy usually lets me sleep in on Sundays and he feeds the other two).

You do take about an hour nap in the morning but I'm terrible at enforcing that so far. Usually you just doze as we run errands. It's hard to sleep for a good chunk of time because Elijah is so loud he always wakes you up! Once he's down for his afternoon nap though you take a good one too (about 3 hours long). You still prefer to be swaddled and laying on your back. I tried your tummy for a nap one day and you fell asleep really well but kept waking up because you weren't swaddled.

You are great at nursing. Bottle are pretty "eh" yet but we'll keep at it because you'll need to learn to use them more when I start work. You are great at belching, ha ha! You've started spitting up a little bit and I think it's because you've also started drooling a ton now so you have more saliva in your tummy. I have you wear bibs more often now and you usually suck on your arm or someones shoulder when they hold you. 

You like to suck on the teddy bears ears on your carseat straps and you talk and coo and laugh at us. You smile and giggle when we tickle you too. You like to jump on your feet and be raised in the air (not thrown, just raised up). 

You are just moving into 6 months clothes now. You wear size 2 diapers and size 1 shoes, although you're usually barefoot and sometimes in socks if it's a cooler morning. Your eyes are still blue and you hair is lighter than Abigail and Elijah.

At three months old you weigh almost 16 pounds.

Here is Abigail and Elijah at three months old.

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