My little baby is no longer a newborn! Her third month was very eventful with the holidays, and it’s fascinating to watch how quickly she is learning new things.
My little girl is definitely showing us her personality, and boy is it a strong one! When she wants to eat or go to sleep, she wants it RIGHT. NOW. It’s amazing how quickly she can go from smiling to screaming.
This month, Emma Kate Loves:
-Putting everything in her mouth
-grabbing at hanging toys
-Playing “airplane” with daddy
– “Talking” to us
– Watching TV
On the flip side, here are some things she does NOT like:
-waiting to long for a nap
-waiting for a bottle
-waiting on ANYTHING
-Long car rides
This kid is blowing our minds with all that she is learning and how quickly she is developing. Over Christmas, my dad was holding her in a reclined position in her boppy and he kept getting her to pull up on his fingers. Well, all of the sudden, the child decides to sit up all by herself! She did it several times, we were in shock.
Emma has been sleeping GREAT at night. When we were at my parents for Christmas she got a little out of whack, and during her 12 week wonder week she had two nights where she woke up a couple of times, but other than that she is a rockstar at night sleep. Some night she wakes up after 40 minutes or so (we aren’t sure why she’s having a hard time getting through that first sleep transition) but once she is down again (about 7 ish) she is down until around 7:00 in the morning, sometimes 6, and yesterday she slept until 8:00!
However, naps are pretty short. This girl loves to sleep just not for long periods during the day. She takes a nap every 1.5-2 hours of wake time during the day. I was putting her down after two hours but lately she has been getting cranky sooner so I have been putting her down sooner. She typically naps four times a day from 30 minutes to an hour at the longest, with most averaging around 40-45 minutes. We are still rocking her to sleep. but plan to sleep train starting at 4 months.
She is still sleeping in her swing at night, but we are slowing it down to the second setting this week (out of 6) as we get her towards motionless sleep for her fourth month and sleep training. The swing stops after 4 hours so at night she goes a long time with it being still. She is still spitting up a lot so we are going to keep her in the swing until at least four months and her 4 month check up.
We spend the day rotating between the boppy, her activity mat, her bouncy seat, and now her newest toy, her jumparoo. She can’t reach the floor yet so we have a box under her, but she is starting to figure out how to bounce in it. She can hold her head up very well but sometimes rests it on her arm when she gets tired.
She is wearing size 3-6 months and 6 month clothing. She is so long that I think we will be in 9 month footed PJ’s soon! She is definitely getting some baby fat, and I think she weighs around 15 pounds! I can’t wait to get her official stats next month at her doctor’s appointment. She is in size one diapers, but I think we will be moving to size two very soon.
I can’t believe that just a few short months ago she was still inside of me, and now she is seeming more and more like a little person every single day. She wants to talk and walk SO badly, she gets really frustrated when she can’t “go” and when we don’t understand what she wants. She laughs and smiles all the time, which is really fun.
A new development for January, Emma Kate will start mother’s day out at church twice a week so I can get more work done. I have had a really hard time keeping up with my travel agent work and blog work so I am hoping this gives me the extra time I need. Plus, I will finally be joining a gym! More on that in my 3 month post partum update that I will try to get up at the end of this week.
QOTD: What is your favorite stage from the first year of a baby’s life? Favorite baby toy or contraption that helped you?