Three Months!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Charlotte, you are three months old!  Three months has gone by so quickly—it is hard to believe in the same amount of time, you will be six months old!

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You don’t have a doctor’s appointment this month, so I have no idea how big you are!  I did the ultra scientific method of standing on the scale with and without you {which unfortunately made me look at my own weight…} and you are about 12 pounds.

Clothes:  You are wearing 3-6 month clothes, mostly 3 month, and are wearing size 1 diapers.

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Sleeping: You take three naps a day—one in the morning, one around noon, and another in the afternoon.  You go to bed between 7:30 and 8 and sleep until 7 or 8.  There are still mornings you decide to be awake at 5am, but if we let you fuss, you fall back asleep.  We still swaddle you but we are starting to wean you by swaddling you with one arm free during your naps.  We call you the one armed baby.  Oh, and no more Moses basket!  You look so little in that big ol’ crib all by yourself.

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You’re still cute and still look a lot like your dad!  Every once in awhile I think you look like your Aunt Becky, but it could just be your big blue eyes that make me think that.  And your hair is definitely getting lighter…it will be interesting to see how blonde you get.

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You are getting a flat spot on the right side of your head because you like to sleep with your head turned to the right.  So crazy PT mommy came out and is nutty about turning your head to the left and spending time on your tummy.  And I make you wear this hat a lot, which keeps you off the right side—I call it your do rag and it is not your fave.  Have I mentioned you don’t like hats?

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You do love your tummy and get super chatty when you’re in front of a mirror.  In general, you’ve become very talkative this month.

IMG_3899You are no longer oblivious to all of those toys hanging in your face—you are starting to grab them and activate the sounds.  You occasionally grab your feet—I have a feeling they will become your new obsession this month.

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We are still BFing but you are almost exclusively on bottles. I erroneously thought you were supposed to use a size 1 bottle sucker {I am avoiding using that word that rhymes with sipple…} through 3 months—oops.  We moved you up to size 2 this week and you now down your bottles in five minutes flat.  I’m surprised you didn’t let us know sooner you needed the next size…

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NEW things you LOVE: Your fingers—you try to get your entire fist in your month so much you end up gagging yourself.  You are also a crazy drooler.  Oh, and spitting up.  I don’t know if you love it, but you do it all.the.time.

NEW things you HATE: getting your nose sucked with that nose sucker thing.  You WIG OUT when we do that.

Firsts this month…

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You went to work with Daddy for an entire day!  I was a nervous wreck, but all of the sweet girls in his office had things under control… The boys, not so much. {8 wks}

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IMG_3796First airplane trip {9 wks}

DSC_0635First trip to Nebraska for your first Easter! {9 wks}

IMG_3891First trip to the zoo! We can’t see you, but you’re just on the edge of that picture…sound asleep in your stroller. It was so fun to see Tyler! {9 wks}

IMG_4068No more Moses basket! {12 wks}

Gabbing away…

 

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First trip to the Cherry Blossoms {and a picnic with Daddy!}

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Trying out your Bumbo {not initially a fan…}

IMG_4031First trip to the White House! {12 wks}

IMG_4041First Baby-sitter! {12 wks}

IMG_4051First baseball game! {12 wks}

And three month picture purge… Some of my favorites from the last month.

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Mommy Update: I ran my first race last weekend, my favorite DC race—the GW Parkway classic. It was 10 miles and I just did a walk-run, but it felt good.  My body feels back to normal, though a bit weak and squishy.  I have about five pounds left to lose, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to lose another 50 before I don’t look like I had a baby.  I broke down and bought my first tankini for our beach trip next week.

Speaking of weight loss and squishy bellies—I am a walking advertisement for Stroller Strides!  I started this exercise class last week and am now addicted.  Charlotte gets to come with and she typically sleeps through the whole thing.  But since everyone else has their babies, it’s NBD if your kid has a meltdown.  The class is as hard as you want it to be—you pick what resistance bands to use, you can walk or run, and there are always alternate ways to perform the exercises.  I seriously love them.  Locals mamas—come out to this event tomorrow! It’s free! 

I return to work next week and have been crying about it for the last three… It’s not that I don’t want to work and it’s not that I worry about Charlotte {my friend Cora will be watching her which is a HUGE blessing…I think, second to Jesus, she is who you would want watching your kiddo}—I just love being with her.  Why would I want to hire someone to do a job I love? That being said, I am looking forward to seeing some of my favorite kiddos and I know it will be good for me to get back into my job in the long run.  And I’m only going back 2.5 days a week, so I really can’t complain.

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We are off to the beach this weekend before I go back to work!  Tyler has a big work event in South Carolina and will be working in the district for the week, so Charlotte and I decided to tag along.  Why not?  I can’t wait to see this munckin in a bathing suit!

One month through three monthsSo that’s that Charlotte!  We can’t believe how big you are or how much we love you.  Everyday just gets better and we are so, so thankful.

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights…”

                                                          James 1:17

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