This was written on Saturday...just a couple days late in posting :)
My sweet Lily P,
You are 3 months old today...such a big girl! I almost can't believe that I have a 3 month old baby. It seems like yesterday we were in the hospital anticipating your arrival. How quickly life flies by. This past month has been full of changes & growth for you my Priss Pot :) You have turned from a tiny baby into a little human overnight! The developmental changes have far surpassed your growth this month, but don't worry, you are still our chunky monkey!
A BIG change that happened this month was switching your milk intake to only formula. This was a hard decision for mommy, but it was necessary. The transition wasn't easy. You've been gassy since you were born, but this change caused you to be fussy & uncomfortable all day & night. It hurt our hearts to see you so sad & in pain. You went from sleeping all night to waking every hour screaming...not fun for any of us :( After 4 days on Similac Sensitive, we made the jump to Gerber Gentle. While this helped with your bowel movements & gas, it didn't help with your fussiness. After several more days of frustration, I consulted with the pediatrician who recommended Similac Alimentum...while it smells terrible & costs a small fortune, it has been a life saver! You are now minimally gassy & rarely fussy :) Happy, happy, happy!
Your "Miss Piggy" status hasn't changed- you're eating around 26 ounces of milk a day & 2 1/2 tablespoons of cereal at night. You clasping your hands together & resting them on your chest is my favorite thing you do while you eat :)
We went to the doctor last week & you weighed 11 lbs. 10 oz. You're still wearing a size 1 diaper, 3 month PJ's & mostly 3 month clothing.
You're sleeping pretty well. Your naps are predictable & range between 1 to 2 hours, depending on the time of day. We are still using a Sleepsak for all sleep, but plan to transition out of it next month. The bedtime routine hasn't changed at all...don't need to fix something that isn't broke! :)
Nighttime sleep is hit or miss. Some nights you sleep from 8:30pm to 7:30am. Other nights you'll wake around 4am for your paci...I know we should probably let you self sooth at this point, but to be honest, I can't sleep when you're crying, so it is much easier just to go in & give you your paci. More sleep for all of us :)
You are SO active sweet girl! You started playing with your toys this month, instead of just starring at them :) You love to look at the colors, feel the different textures & put all of them in your mouth! That's right...everything ends up in your mouth...toys, your fingers, your shirt collars, blankets...everything! It's pretty darn cute :) Another favorite is laying on your changing table...you wiggle & talk to us while we change you & you kick! The mirror is also a favorite pastime. The squeals and smiles that you make when we talk in the mirror are the best. You've also started blowing bubbles & sucking your thumb this month too. So many fun changes :)
Another fun moment was putting you in your Bumbo for the 1st time! We put you in it the day before you turned 3 months. You've been a strong girl since the day you were born, so it was no surprise that you did great :) You never once bobbled or slouched...you sat up in it for almost 5 minutes before getting tired- our BIG girl :)
Because we all survived the first 3 months of your little life, we celebrated with early St. Patrick's Day festivities! We went over to the Lichter's for a little BBQ, basketball watching, playground playing fun! :) Such a blessing to have family so close to us. It is going to be so fun to watch you & Bryant grow up together!
Lily, I know I say this all the time, but you are the biggest blessing! You're our strong, smart, funny, pretty girl :) I'm so thankful God made me your mom. I can't wait to see what this next month brings...I love you my sweet Lily P! :)