Friday, February 18, 2011

My Sweet Pea is Three Months Old

3rd Month Milestones

I'm not sure exactly how tall you are or how much your weigh, as we haven't been to the doctor in quite some time. Plus, we don't have a tape measure or scale here at our flat to weigh you or measure you.  If I had to guess though, I would say you are nearing 12 pounds. This is just because you're almost out of your three month clothes that say they're for babies up to twelve pounds.  If I had to guess on length I'd say just shy of two feet tall. :o)

You are sleeping so well, and although you aren't sleeping through the night, you won't hear me complaining  (except for that one time to Mrs. Enfume). On most nights you go to sleep between 8:00 & 9:00 and you wake to nurse at about 4:00 & 7:00.  Once you wake up for that first feeding, I  bring you to Daddy and my bed so we can all get a bit more sleep.  When you do wake up in the morning, usually about 8:00, you are always so happy and talkative. You turn and look at your Daddy and swat him in the face while you babble and coo.  It takes him a little while to wake up and pay attention to you, but you are always very patient.  I think you both like waking up that way so I usually don't stop you.

You are still nursing about every 2 1/2 to 3 hours and it only takes you about 10 minutes to eat.  I was worried about it at first, afraid you weren't getting enough to eat, but for several hours afterward you don't "ask" for more. You still have your little rolls on your thighs and a double chin, so I'm pretty sure you're getting enough.

You still love, Love, LOVE your play mat, and all of your toys, but you have also become very fond of this necklace type thing.  It has rainbow beads that all have different textures.  You will look at, play with, and chew on that thing all day!

You love trying to sit up and you get so frustrated when we aren't able to give you a helping hand.  You still love dancing during diaper changes with your Dad and groovin' to the music with me.  You are also constantly trying to stand up, which is so much fun to watch.  When you do get your feet under you, you push up, and that's when those Elvis hips of yours get going. The smile on your face and your look of achievement are just too much fun.

We haven't done any traveling this month but we've been staying very busy getting to know Leipzig.  We did visit your first play group, which you loved.  You didn't do much playing. You just stared at the other kids running and playing, but the smile on your face was infectious.

We've had many get-togethers with friends, from kegeln with the HHL boys, to dinner parties and movie nights.  The two things we hear from everyone at every get-together is, "does she ever cry?" and "she is such a good baby." To this we respond, "yes she cries, but not often." and, "yeah, we're pretty lucky we got her."

So Very Lucky!!!
Mommy and Daddy love you - all three months and almost two feet of you!  


  1. Aw, Happy 3 month birthday, sweet girl!!

    Charmy, I'm LOVING your blog!! It had been about a week or so since I'd read, with our trip to CA and all, but it's so fun to catch up!

    I'm super proud of you for reaching out to friends!! That's so hard! WELL done!

    Oh, and once Danny went 8 straight hours at a time (therefore giving ME enough time for a full night's sleep) I counted it as "through the night". Try waking her for one more nursing around 10 or midnight and then she should make it to 7 or 8 a.m. We held onto that late night feeding for quite a while.

    We love and miss you guys!! Hugs to you all!

  2. I'm really enjoying doing the blog. It gives me something to think about and keeps my creative juices flowing. There are so many posts that I want to do. I walk around the city and I'm like oh, that would make an awesome post - but it usually stops there. I just need to start doing those cool posts that I think about.

    About reaching out - people ask for pictures and then I tell them about the blog but I don't know who's coming on because only a few people comment. So I always feel like such a ninny when I'm talking to people and I'm trying to figure out what exactly they know.

    Anyway I'm pooped and am heading to bed.

    Miss you Renee!

  3. Ninny! What a great word!! :)

    Yes... I've learned to just say, "have you read my blog? I can't tell who clicks on it" before I start my stories. Haha!

    Blogging/Composing in your mind - the mark of a true writer! ;)