Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Three Months is a Charm

After E was born, many of our friends who already had children kept telling us that we would really fall in love with her once she hit three months.

"But I'm already in love with her!" I would say.  I had no idea what they meant.

Ever since she hit 12 weeks, she's been such a different child.  Her personality is beginning to appear.  She smiles when Paul comes home, and she looks for him when she hears his voice.  She is beginning to laugh.  She doesn't scream every time we put her in the car seat.  She is developing a sense of humor.  She will give me a pouty lip, then when I look at her with concern and say "Poor baby," she'll smile.  She typically does this while sitting in Paul's lap.

She has also begun to squeak like a dolphin.  It's too bad we don't live near Sea World, or I would bring her there to talk to them.  It's pretty darn funny.

We've been going to Itsy Bitsy Yoga, which has been great fun.  It's gotten her to be OK with tummy time for more than 30 seconds.  We also have incorporated it into our bedtime routine so she's much more relaxed when it's time to go to sleep, and she's sleeping for 4-5 hour stretches at night.  She still sleeps only 30-40 minutes per nap during the day, but I'd rather have the long stretch at night.

Last week, I had some friends over with their babies for brunch.  E fell asleep pretty soon after they came over.  When she woke up and saw everyone in our living room, she nearly exploded with laughter.  It was so cute!

The last time I weighed her with my unscientific method of me on the scale alone, then me with her, she was about 14 pounds.  Her next appointment is March 11th.  Typically, babies will double their birth weight by 6 months.  That means she has only 3 more pounds to go.  I can't believe how big she's getting!

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