I cannot believe I am a mother of a three month old!!! She has grown and changed soooo much these past three months (also known as the fourth trimester) and it has been so much fun to watch her grow and learn.
Adelaide is now mostly able to hold her head up. There are still times when its too much for her or she starts wobbling all over the place, but for the most part, every time we pick her up, she’s holding her own head up!
She is super alert and observant. She now spends a few hours each day awake, alert, and not eating or crying, just hanging out. She enjoys spending time in her “play gym” (a mat with toys hanging above her) both on her back and on her tummy. It’s so much fun watching her just enjoy being by herself!
Adelaide will grab things now! Not consistently, but she will grip something placed in her hand if the mood strikes her. Matt has been quite successful and getting her to grab onto the rings on several of her hanging toys, which she then proceeds to flail about wildly and look surprised that there is something bumping into her face. She’ll figure it out soon, I’m sure.
She is soooooo big compared to when she was born! She was actually pretty tiny for a while after her birth. She hit a huge growth spurt at the end of July (8 weeks) and really hasn’t slowed down yet! We went from newborn size clothes and diapers to 3-6 month size clothes and size 2 diapers in four weeks! Matt and I are soooooo very grateful for all of the clothes and diapers we received as gifts because it means we haven’t had to run out and buy much of anything when we discover that her favorite (translation: our favorite) onesie or pair of footie pajamas no longer fits. I don’t know what I’m going to do when she reaches 12 months and I no longer have clothes for her! I guess I’ll cross that bridge when we get to it!
Sleeping. Or lack thereof, as is probably more accurate. She seems to go through waves that somewhat align with her growth pattern where some weeks she will sleep 6, 7 even 8 hours at night. And some weeks she will want to eat every 2-3 hours and therefore only sleeps for 2-3 hours at a time. I am happy to report that we are in the middle of a 5-6 hours per night week.
Rolling over. Of course you all know she successfully rolled from her tummy to her back!! Yay! Such an accomplishment! She’s still working on rolling from her back to her tummy, but I’m sure that event isn’t far away! You can check out the video of her rolling over here.
And finally, smiles and giggles abound! It is sooooooo amazing to watch our little girl smile and hear her giggle and coo. Best sound in the world! We are actively trying to capture it on video so we can share it with the world. It is sooo rewarding as a parent to be recognized by your baby and have her signal that recognition with a grin. I love it!
What lies ahead:
Well, we’re expecting to hit that roll-over (back to front) milestone sometime in the next month or so, which will probably be shortly followed by crawling. Also, sleeping the whole night in her own bed—we’re working hard on that one. And around 4 months we can introduce rice cereal to her diet, I’m interested to see what she thinks of that! Oh so much fun to come!
We don’t get out to do a whole lot these days, but I’m still snapping photos like crazy, so be sure to check back every once in a while for new images.
Hasn’t she grown!? These photos were taken weekly starting when
she was a few hours old and continuing for eleven weeks.
(click the image to enlarge)