Thursday, March 22, 2012

3 Months

Can you believe it?  Hannah is 3 months old today!!!  Time sure has gone by fast.  It's hard to imagine our lives without her.  Overall, she is a very good baby and has a happy, easy-going temperament.  Let me share what her life is like right now:

*Schedule: It's definitely not set but I can see a very rough one.  On good days she'll wake up between 7 and 9, eat a small amount, be wide awake for about 45 minutes, eat a bigger amount, take roughly an hour and a half nap, be wide awake and want to play for a while, eat again and depending on the earlier nap either play some more or go back to sleep.  Then after Luke goes down for his nap, Hannah and I will either play, take a nap, or eat a bunch depending on the morning.  If it's a really good day, she'll take a 2-3 hour nap at the same time Luke does or if it's not such a good day she can be fussy and dose off and on for that time.  Usually she'll eat two more times before dinner and may take another decent nap before or during our dinner time.  Evening time is the most fussy for her still.  Hannah will eat about every hour and a half to two hours from about 7 until she goes to sleep for the night which is usually between 11 and 12.  She also takes a few cat naps during that time as well.  For a while she was sleeping through the night at 8-10 hours but that hasn't been at all consistant lately.  It seems she'll sleep through the night for 2-3 nights in a row and then go 3-5 nights where she'll wake up after 4-6 hours of sleep.  I obviously like the 8-10 hours nights better but I can't complain when she wakes up only once during the night and usually goes right back to sleep at 3 months old.

*Stats: I don't know for sure what Hannah's weight is right now.  I would guess close to 14 pounds and maybe 24-25 inches long.  She doesn't have a check-up until she's four months old so I'll know for sure next month.  I can say that she is definitely growing.  She is wearing 6 month size tops even though they're still a smidge long and some 6 month pants although most pants are still 3 month size.  Pajamas are all 6 months in size because her body is so long.  Her hair is also starting to get a bit longer but we still aren't sure what color it is.  Her eyes are also very blue although I'm not sure if they will stay that way or change.

*Food: Hannah is obviously still only eating my milk.  The doctor said we would talk about introducing solids at her 4 month appointment.  I can say that it seems like she is interested in food or at least she likes to watch us eat.

*Activities: Hannah's biggest activity is still sleeping.  She does enjoy laying on her play mat, watching Luke play, and talking.  Hannah is a great smiler and she is tracking very well.  I'm anxiously awaiting her first true laugh.  She also started sitting in her Bumbo seat last Sunday and enjoys sitting up for about 10-15 minute stretches.  Hannah has really found her hands--she loves to suck on at least one finger and more often she tries to get her whole hand in her mouth.  She is grasping for items and can move her cloth diapers and lovey blankets to where she wants them.  Oh, I should also mention that she loves to suck on her cloth diapers or lovey blankets just as much as Luke did.  I think it's so fascinating that with absolutely no encouragement from us they both love to suck on their diapers.

*Mobility: Hannah is not moving around much yet.  She did roll over for the first time last week but has only done it that one time.  She has very good head control and several people have commented on how strong she seems for her age.

*Favorites: As with most 3 month olds I am still her favorite person although she has huge, happy smiles for Dad when he gets home from work.  Hannah is also a huge fan of Luke and loves when he interacts with her.  I am excited to watch their relationship grow.  As for other favorites there aren't too many yet.  I would say her cloth diapers and being outside.  Her favorite thing though is moving.  Moving in the stroller, car, someone's arms--it doesn't seem to matter as long as she's moving especially if she is fussy.  And the one no fail comfort if she's fussy is to lay on the floor with only her diaper on--she loves to be naked!

*Events: We haven't had any major events the last few weeks other than what I've already mentioned.  This weekend we have Hannah's 3 month professional photo shoot scheduled and we have our first trips to Topeka and Kansas City planned for next month.  All the grandparents are anxiously awaiting our visits.

Here are some pics from yesterday and today:


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