Amelia is 3 months old!
I keep a journal to write monthly letters to Amelia, and of course I need to dump some photos and memories here as well. The first two months’ posts were a bit jumbled – I blame it (and everything else for that matter) on sleep deprivation – but in the spirit of the new year let’s get organized, shall we?
So here’s a recap of the first three months, and then I’ll try to keep this structure going forward.
Likes: nursing, sleeping on anybody’s chest, peeking one eye open, rootin’ and tootin’
Dislikes: not being held, sleeping by herself
Size: 10 lbs, 20 in long; newborn diapers and clothes
Doing: opening her eyes, looking at faces, nursing every hour
Firsts: smile, sink bath, two pediatrician visits, stroller walk in the neighborhood, bottle, visit to the voting polls, babysitters (Grandmom and Grandpop), photo shoot, Halloween
Likes: bath time, butterfly rattle, crinkly sounds, snuggling in Daddy’s armpit, nursing to sleep, fans
Dislikes: waiting to eat, tummy time after 5 minutes
Size: 11 lb 1 oz, 22 in long, size 1 diapers, 0-3 months clothing
Doing: lifts head during tummy time, tracks toys with eyes, kicking, smiling, cooing, nursing every 1-2 hours
Firsts: Thanksgiving, met Santa, bath in the big tub, Dickens of a Christmas fair, hip ultrasound
Likes: splashing in the bath tub, waking up and smiling in the morning, neighborhood walks (the faster and bumpier the better), napping in her swing, Sophie the Giraffe, kicking on her music mat
Dislikes: falling asleep, when diaper changes take too long, getting bored, belly pains
Size: size 1 diapers, 3-6 months clothing
Doing: discovering her hands and feet, kicking, “standing,” holding up head, still nursing every 1-2 hours
Firsts: Christmas, meeting extended family in MS, library visit, road trips to MS and AL, putting hands in mouth, snow, sitting up supported by the bumbo seat
And now for the fun part: photos! A few moments from our third month with Amelia:
We love you, Amelia!