Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My baby is 3 months old (plus some)

And she's huge. I think she went through a growth spurt over Christmas break, because she was waking me up every 3 hours to eat and she suddenly doesn't fit into a bunch of her clothes.

She squeals with delight.

She reaches out and grabs ahold of things. She especially likes grabbing onto her feet. She only does this though if she's not being entertained by anything else and is happy.

She fights sleep like a madwoman. We are so happy we figured out that swaddling was key to our success early on. Now her new Swaddle-Me's and her paci are the only way to get her down for the night.

She's super moody. Some days she smiles up at me from her crib as I get her in the morning and is just so excited for the day. Some days she wants her food now and doesn't understand why she has to wait the 10 seconds it takes to get everything set up, and lets me know by shrieking. Some days she's just still soooo tired.

She loves to suck on her fingers. She's a noisy sucker though, and we've been rudely awakened by her finger sucking in the middle of the night more than once. Thankfully we finally recognize that particular noise and go immediately back to sleep instead of sneaking up quietly to check on her.

She's super fussy when she's sleepy. And she cries even louder when you give her the paci even though it will be the golden ticket towards finding that sleep. But if you hold her just so, and play with the paci in her mouth just so, and rock just so, for just a minute or 2, she'll often slip happily into sleep in your arms. Unless of course it's bedtime. Then you can rock and shush and dance and sing and feed and burp and console her off and on for an hour before the sleep she so desparately needs will come.

She's my favorite thing in the world, and I love her like crazy.

1 comment:

Sugar Bear said...

She is such a cutie! Hang in there - hopefully she will be sleeping like a champ in no time!