Tuesday, October 2, 2012

3 months

This is a baby-related post. Please feel free to skip if you are not comfortable reading.

K turned three months old today!

Weight & Length: We don't have a 3 month wellness visit, but the last time she was at the doctor (two weeks ago), she was 22 inches long (up from 21 inches at 2 months and in the 10-25%). Her weight at that visit was 9 lbs. 3.5 oz. (up from 8 lbs. 8.5 oz. at 2 months and in the 5-10%), but it's obviously way more than that by now. We'll have to take her unofficial weight on the scale at home. :)

Sleeping: She is sleeping through the night occasionally now. When she does wake up, it's still just one time and it's usually between 2 and 4 am. I think daycare has helped with her sleep, because she comes home completely worn out. She's still not napping well all the time, but it's getting better. We're also trying to let her nap unswaddled as much as she'll let us to get her used to it.

Eating: Eating has improved a lot. She's now averaging 3 oz. each feed, and sometimes she'll go over that (nothing above 4, though). She's also a much happier eater now that we have the reflux under control. No more screaming fits during or after bottles. Yay!

Diapers: We are still using bumGenius 4.0s at home, but daycare will only do disposable. So we are using Huggies Natural Care there, and she's still in a size 1.

Clothing: Clothes that are 0-3 months are starting to fit a little snug, but 3 month clothes are still fitting nicely.

Hair: K's hair is getting an auburn tint to it, which I absolutely LOVE. She still has a bald spot on the back of her head (she's had it since birth), but the pediatrician swears that will go away. Above it, her hair is thin, but below it her hair is much thicker - so it looks like she has a mullet. Poor girl

Eyes: Still dark brown and gorgeous!

Personality: Oh, she has personality all right. What a sassy pants. But she's such a HAPPY sassy pants. She smiles a lot, and she's started laughing a little bit in the last month (as much as she can "laugh" at her age - it kind of sounds like a squeak/wheeze). When she's not smiling, she's focusing very intently on things. Her expressions amaze me, and I wish I could know what she's thinking. We still think she is going to be social, as she loves to be out and about and she "talks" a lot. She'll even respond back to you when you reply to her. It's adorable. She's also now obsessed with her hands and feet. Both go toward her mouth at all times - especially her hands (she hasn't quite figured out how to get her feet in there yet). She's extremely grabby, though mostly with her own face. We've had several face-scratching incidents in the last week or two. She loves books a lot, too, as we read to her almost every night.

Milestones & Firsts: Over the last month, she's had her first laugh. She can now hold weight on her legs and she pushes off like she wants to take off and run. She also pushes when she's on her belly like she is trying to crawl. She can get herself into a push-up position and hold her head steady. She's rolling from her tummy to back regularly now, and still working on getting the art of the back to tummy roll (she's done it before, but she's still working on it as a "regular" thing). She of course had her first day at school this month. She also had her first visit to Disney this past Saturday when my mom and I took her to Animal Kingdom, and she was completely mesmerized by all of the scenery. I can't wait to take her during Christmas to see the lights at Hollywood Studios.

It's surreal to me that a quarter of her first year is now over, but I have to say, I'm looking forward to the coming months because there's nothing I've wanted more than to celebrate all of the "first" holidays with my child. I've waited a long time for this, and I'm going to enjoy every single minute of it!

23 comments:

JM said...

She is so cute and adorable! Iam so glad you are enjoying every minute with her.

JustHeather said...

Great growth and development! She's such a cutie.
I like the format of this update, just what I've been looking for, if you don't mind my borrowing it?

Katie said...

Go for it, Heather! :)

Rach said...

Oh, I love all the firsts! Makes me miss that stage. Enjoy!

aryanhwy said...

What a contemplative look you captured on her face!

Michaela said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!

Maureen Alley said...

She's beautiful. You seem very happy in this post :) So very happy for you and your family.

Elizabeth said...

Awww! What a wonderful update! She is so beautiful! :-)

Dawn said...

Savor every moment. The first year passes by too fast. I love all of the first holidays! It was so different to celebrate that first Christmas with the boys. Like a dream come true.

Ashley said...

She is beautiful! So happy for your family!

someday-soon said...

Sounds like she's doing fantastic! Happy you got the reflux under control, what ended up working? Sometimes they just grow out of it too. Seems like she might be an early big motor skill girl with all the new skills she's getting. Live up every single milestone, they go so fast!

It Is What It Is said...

Such a sweet little thing. I am glad you are able to enjoy each and every day and celebrate motherhood.

missohkay said...

Aw, I love her! Figuring out what's in their heads is the most fun part, I think!

Emily said...

She's incredibly cute, I love this pic! So glad you're all doing well :)

Serenity said...

Oh my. She's so adorable, that picture nearly took my breath. :)

xoxo

AnotherDreamer said...

She is so beautiful!

The really grow so fast. Glad she's doing so well.

LowFatLady said...

Happy three months! She is adorable!
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Alex said...

Oh my goodness, she's just adorable!!! Love the update!

Jennifer said...

Oh! She's beautiful! I'm melting!

Logical Libby said...

She is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

Bonnie and Jason said...

She is adorable!

Three Cats and a Baby said...

Beautiful and perfect!

AL said...

beautiful girl! 3 months, wow! That flew by! I'm so glad the reflux is under control and she's sleeping better. It sounds like she is doing great!!