Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Charlotte- 3 Months!
Everything is 3 Months and fits perfectly. We will probably have to get out the next size up soon for pjs…it will be crazy to put away all those tiny clothes!
So far so good. Her right eye is still watery. We are hoping this will stop eventually. Also, she started talking so much more this month. In fact, one day she made herself go hoarse! It was the saddest thing to hear her little voice so scratchy. Thank goodness that cleared up in a day. Also, Charlie is officially a spitter-upper. We keep a bib on during her awake-time to try and salvage outfits. She doesn’t seem bothered at all by it.
We have been exclusively bottle feeding since 10 weeks (with an occasional breast feed here and there). She seems to be much happier with the bottle! She gets her full meal and then she is good to go until the next feeding 3 hours later. It is a lot more work for me with pumping, bottles, emptying the dishwasher a couple times every day, etc. However, I’m totally committed if it makes Charlie a happier baby. She takes about 5 ounces every 3 hours and her last bottle at night has around 6. We continue to use the formula anytime we need a little extra in her bottles.
As I mentioned last month, the first week of “month 3” was very rough. She was completely off her schedule. However, after that week, she jumped right back on her sleeping routine. We started bath time/bed time about an hour earlier this month and she could not love it more! We also dropped the swaddle and moved from the rock n’play to her crib at 11 weeks. Derek and I were terrified that it would cause her to wake up in the middle of night for a couple nights, but she surprised the heck of us! She slept through the night the first night without it! She was definitely telling us that she was ready to be out of that swaddle…you could just tell she wasn’t comfortable anymore. Now she falls sleep anywhere from 9:00-9:15 and then I wake her up at 7:30.
We are so thankful for our happy little girl! As I mentioned previously, she is a vocal little thing and I swear she loves to hear herself yell.
The play mat was a huge hit this month. Also, we listen to our Baby Einstein CDs every single night about 30 minutes before bath time. Charlie loves her music/play time!
Music (LOVES music!), being held, laying on her stomach, bath time, people singing to her, dancing with her dad, diaper changes
Being hot…she is such a temperature sensitive little girl
Baby girl, Sweet Pea, Charlie, Chuck, Chuckles, Chuckleberryfin
This month was filled with smiles. We also got a solid routine down this month. We know to sit her up for about 15 minutes after eating, then it is play time on her back for 45 minutes. She usually lets us know by fussing or yawning that it is time for a nap. We pick her up, but in a pacifier, and she is out usually within 5 minutes. Switching to the crib and dropping the swaddle was also a huge milestone! I am so proud of her for sleeping in her crib no problems!
This month Charlie grew and changed so much. This was the last month I got to spend with Charlie before heading back to work. I am incredibly thankful for the time I got to spend with my little girl. She was so much fun to hang out with during the day. AND so much more predictable. We enjoy each and every smile we receive from her. She is also the most expressive baby I’ve ever seen. We just stare at her all the time and laugh from the faces she makes. We cannot wait to see what the next month brings!