This month has been one full of back and forth, and you have handled it all like a champ! We are between homes, staying with your Aunt and Uncle a lot when Daddy has to work up in MO, and you've also been my little travel buddy, going to visit lots of friends and family, and you are a great traveler. Just like your mama, you like to sleep in the car. You are starting to realize that crying gets you attention, but you quickly crank out the smiles when we respond.
You can hold your head steady, and you could give or take tummy time. Sometimes you like it, other times you're not a fan. Your are very close to rolling over, but aren't there yet. You seem to recognize Mama and Daddy, and love to give us big, gummy grins. You love to "talk" to us, and you often imitate sounds we are making- SO STINKIN' CUTE! This is definitely my favorite development of the month!
Your favorite development of the month seems to be the ability to control your hands- you love to put them in your mouth and you love to grip things, especially mommy's hair! The other day I had you laying on a blanket, and you gripped both sides of it and brought it to your mouth to chew on, completely covering your face in the process and getting tangled up. You got so frustrated, and it was a good reminder to keep eyes on you at all times, but man, it sure was funny to watch:)
We're fully into cloth diapers and wipes, and your diaper rash is gone. Hooray! However, they do add a bit of bulk to your booty, and combined with a couple of growth spurts, you are officially too big for your 0-3 onesies. Sigh. Packing away your first batch of baby clothes was kinda hard on mama, but I'm happy you're growing big and strong. Speaking of strong, you love to stand on us, and can do it without us holding you up! We tried the Bumbo for the first time this month- you weren't a fan haha.
We also took you to the pool for the first time and while you mostly just hung out in the shade, we did get you in for about 10 minutes, and you didn't hate it! Mama and Daddy love the water, so we hope you do too.
Other fun things we tried this month were the Moby wrap (you like it for about 20 minutes at a time, then you want out), and your Exersaucer (think it's still a bit early for this). Your hair is still AWESOME- you get lots of compliments on it, and it's so funny looking some days- we call it your rooster tail. You've also been loving the Olympics- wearing the shirt your Auntie Jeni brought you from London.
You started out the month sleeping through the night, then we had about a week of lots of waking up, now you're back to sleeping through (for the most part). You consistently go down for the night after your 10pm feeding, and you often fall asleep even earlier than this. You normally wake up for the day right around 6:50am. When you do wake up in the night it's almost always after 4am, and we play the pacifier game- you cry, I get up and give you your paci, go back to bed, rinse, repeat. If we do this more than a few times I'll go ahead and nurse you, but in general, you go back to sleep with paci. Mornings are your happiest time- when it's time to get up for the day and I unswaddle you I'm given the BIGGEST grins. Of course, when I change your diaper before nursing you let me know you think food should come before a clean bum, but then it's back to happy baby while getting your breakfast, you often even pull off just to smile or jabber at me during the last few minutes of eating.
You eat roughly every 3 hours (sometimes you only make it about 2.5 hours, sometimes you sleep until it's been 3 hrs 30 min). From about 6-10pm you usually cluster feed, only 2 hours between feeds, and your last feed of the day is at 10pm. You still only take one side per feeding, and you eat quickly, about 5-10 minutes at a time. You are growing well, weighing in at 14 lbs, 6 oz. I get great burps out of you, and your belly issues have pretty much disappeared. You are still on your Prevacid for reflux, we plan to see if you can go off your medicine when you run out of this month's supply.
In other news, I think you may be starting to teethe- we've got lots of drool, and you're gnawing on everything you can. You're normally a mellow, agreeable girl, and you've been extra fussy here and there, and had a bit of a fever too. We'll see if anything comes of it.
I took your 3 month portraits, and I love how they turned out. I haven't even edited all of your newborn pictures yet, as those first few weeks were so crazy.
You're still my favorite girl, and I spend my days somethering you in kisses. I love you.