Thursday, January 9, 2014

3 Months & Counting

Our little girl was officially three months old yesterday. I haven't updated the past milestones, but I'm going to try to get a lot better about it. Why? Because I'm already forgetting when things happened! Have I mentioned that this is going by way too fast?

Just an overview of what's been going on the past three months...

The first month was very trying. We had eating and digestive issues for nearly the whole first month. Because she didn't feel well she cried from about 8PM to 4AM for the first two to three weeks. Needless to say, Joey and I wondered how we were going to survive if this kept up. Keeping her alive was one thing, but who was going to keep us alive? It was rough.

Things got better around the fourth week. We figured out her eating issues and whether or not it was some of the digestive techniques we learned or maybe her digestive system matured (who knows), the main issues that were keeping her fussy began to go away. Whew!

She started sleeping through the night about six weeks. This was such a blessing! She also started smiling for real around this time. And of course, there was a lot of growing going on during this time frame. Apparently, she is very strong. She began holding her head up almost at Day 1 and shortly after began rappelling off anyone who held her. Joey is already considering power lifting training in a few months.

By three months, the girl has got some skills.

She smiles all the time. One of my favorite parts of the day is waking her up in the morning and from naps. She is so happy and gives whoever releases her from captivity the biggest smile in reward.

Rolling over seems to be on the agenda. In fact, it's created a new set of issues in the swaddling department. We are currently in troubleshooting mode on this one.

She has discovered her hands. It's an obsession, in fact. You know how Cookie Monster is with cookies? That's how Claire is with her hands. 
She puts everything in her mouth and slobber is just a natural byproduct I guess. Bibs suddenly became a necessity.

Some of her favorite things include bath time, singing, reading, her Lovie, paci and activity mat. In particular, she loves one hanging toy. Does she love the face? No, of course not. She loves the random material at the top. {See Picture lower right}

This girl has also become Chatty Kathy over the past two weeks. She loves to babble and blow bubbles. Unfortunately, she gives herself the hiccups by doing this.

She has also just started holding onto her bottle. I'm seeing control issues down the road...

Each day she does something new and being her mom increasingly more fun. At our two month check up she was 95% for length, 90% for head circumference (read brains) and 60% for weight. It seems like she's had a huge growth spurt since the last check up.

I can't wait to see what's in store for month 3!

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