Friday, March 25, 2016

Mom: Baby Stats at Three Months

I feel really bad.  Okay, I don't feel that bad but I do feel a little bad.  Martha Beth is suffering from what is known as "second baby problems."  I haven't taken a picture of her since Sunday!  I went back to work last week and then over the weekend we hosted 15 family members for the birthday/baptism extravaganza.  So I missed her second month stats and her third month stats are 3 days late!

She is growing like a weed and she is such a happy girl.  She smiles all the time and she is babbling more every day.  And she sleeps.  Naps have improved and she sleeps every night from about 7 p.m. to 6 a.m or longer.  Also her crib is now flat and the Rock and Play insert is gone.  She is still sleeping swaddled in her Halo Sleepsack but I have a feeling that will be our next big sleep change.

Weight:  Approximately 15 lbs.

Height:  24" at two months so maybe a little more now?

Next Appointment:  April 25 for four month checkup and more vaccines

Teeth:  None but we have noticed a lot of drool.

Bottle:  4 bottles of about 7-8 oz. each.  She is a growing girl and we will definitely start solids at 5 months like we did with her big sis.

Clothing:  6 months and she definitely fits well.  She is tracking weight and height wise very much like her sister so if I had to guess, she will be in 9 month clothes this summer.  So far, she has been able to wear most of her sister's clothes, with a few items bought to supplement.

Sleeping:  She naps a solid three times a day.  Right now she can stay awake for about 1 hour and 45 minutes.  She naps for about 1.5 to 2 hours in the morning and afternoon and at the most about 45 minutes to an hour with her last nap.  And she sleep from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. every night.  She is amazing and being able to put both kids to bed around the same time (big sis goes to bed at 8) is a beautiful thing for some very tired parents.

Favorite Toys:  She loves her little play yard.  She like to try to hit the little animals when she lays on her back.  For Tummy Time, she likes "Elmerellie," this little elephant that has a bunch of bells and whistles attached to it.  She has even started reaching for it.

Likes:  She loves to play on her back and has really started to enjoy tummy time a little more.  She also likes to sit and smile and coo in your lap after bottle.  It is really sweet.

Dislikes:  Unlike her sister, Martha Beth will go zero to pissed almost instantly.  Susan would kind of fuss and ease you into it but Martha Beth will let you know fast if she is upset.  But that is okay.  Once we figure out what is upsetting her, usually hunger or sleep, she calms down pretty easily.

Milestones:  Well, she is sleeping through the night.  She also has pretty consistent head control - she holds her head up by herself all the time now.  Now she is working on grabbing things.  She has rolled from tummy to back a few times but not consistently.  

Three months old and finally enjoying some warmer weather!

Big Sis and Little Sis