Wednesday, June 12, 2013

3 months

3 months!  Can you believe it?!  I remember when I was pregnant, thinking about the fact that I would have 3 months with her before going back to seemed like an eternity.  It went by in the blink of an eye, though!  She is really becoming fun these days, always smiling and laughing, and talking up a storm.  She seems to be discovering new things every day, I just love watching her little mind work.

This month marked the end of my maternity leave, which was such a sad day.  However, it also marked the beginning of  Grandma Daycare for Lilly, which she is loving so far.   Who am I kidding, they are both loving it. :)  I can't say I'm loving being back at work, but I do love knowing that Lilly is in good hands, and spending quality time with her grandma!

Stats ~ no official stats this month since we didn't have a doctor's appointment, but according to our unofficial measurements she now weighs 14.5 pounds.  Holy chunker, batman!

Sleeping ~ before I went back to work, she was sleeping around 12 hours at night. (no that is not a typo.)  Now that I have to wake her up in the mornings, she’s averaging 10-11 hours just depending on when she goes to bed.  I never thought I would have to actually wake my baby up in the mornings… but I am not complaining!  She is still sleeping in her bassinet (the Rock N Play) next to our bed.  Eventually we’ll transition her to the Pack N Play in our room, and then into her crib in her own room.  I’m in no hurry for any of this, though. :)

Eating ~ so far she hasn’t had any issues with switching to bottles during the day.  I have been able to pump enough to keep up with her so far, and even a little extra to start a small freezer stash.  She still nurses when we’re at home, and it’s quickly becoming my favorite time with her. Now that I don’t have to do it 8 times a day, every day, it’s much less of a “chore”.  Now it’s our special bonding time. :)  She often stops eating to look up and smile at me…heart = melted.

Likes ~ toys that rattle and make funny noises (like the hammer that got her to laugh, and a little sun that hangs from her activity mat and makes random sounds), Mr. Lion (the toy that hangs from her car seat and sounds like a wind chime – yes, I named him :) ), bath time, tummy time for the first minute, seeing Grandma in the morning when I drop her off, watching daddy eat, peek-a-boo

Dislikes ~ getting out of the bath, tummy time after the first minute, evenings in general (she was late to the party but seems to have caught on to the “witching hour” that most babies have where they are fussy in the evenings.  It’s not every evening, and nursing + sleep usually solves the problem, but she is definitely more likely to cry after 5pm these days)

Current Nicknames ~ still going strong with random variations of Boogah (pronounced like booger, with an ‘uh’ sound instead of the ‘er’)… boog, boogah woogah, boogaboo… and daddy likes to call her Lilly bean

We also had a little mini photo session in the back yard to document the 3 month mark:

{as you may have figured out, Matt got in on the fun and took several of these photos.  not too shabby, for an amateur ;) }

There you have it, another month in the books!  I can't believe how quickly she is growing, but I absolutely love seeing what each new phase brings. :)

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