Routine: Michaela wakes up for the day anywhere between 6am and 8am. This month I figured out that starting her naptime routine every 1.5 hours instead of every 2 hours makes for much better naps, which make for a much better nights sleep. Funny how that works. She usually takes two two hour naps and one or two 30 minute naps throughout the day, and we begin her bedtime routine around 7/7:30.
Sleeping: Michaela is sleeping for a good 5 hour stretch at night, and then she’s still up every 2-3 hours for a little drink before quickly falling back asleep. She never cries when she wakes up at night, only quietly moans and whines, but since we’re back to co-sleeping we all get a fairly restful nights sleep. One thing that we’re “struggling” with is that she can only fall asleep while nursing on me. I’ve tried giving her bottles at night and binkies to suck on to self soothe, but I think that she just really enjoys getting all close and warm and snuggly to fall asleep. So for now, I’m a human paci. She won’t need me like this in college, right? ;)
Eating: Michaela is an all day snacker. She’s become pretty efficient at eating, however she will eat from one breast then not be interested in more for another 30-60 minutes, which makes me feel like I’m feeding her allllll dayyyy longggg. I still haven’t been able to build a freezer stash because there’s hardly anything when I pump, and she refuses to take bottles anyways, so the whole feeding “thing” has been pretty exhausting for me.
Sizes: M has officially outgrown all of her newborn pants and she is wearing 3M clothing exclusively. Nobody told me how absolutely heartbreaking it is to pack away all of the tiny newborn clothes!!!
Likes: She loves the Ergo 360! She also finally likes Sofie, and she enjoys sitting up like a big girl and playing in this Summer Infant Super Seat. She also loves morning time … and I love starting every day saying goooood moooorningggg! to her sweet face, big eyes and gummy smile :)
Dislikes: Michaela absolutely HATES tummy time. She screams her head off like a banshee after about four minutes, but as soon as I roll her over or pick her up to snuggle she stops screaming and immediately starts smiling. She’s such a little faker!!
Milestones: She can roll from tummy to back when she’s not being stubborn :) Her hands and toys are constantly in her mouth, she has become super communicative and she loves looking at and touching faces.
Things That I Don’t Want To Forget: Ohhh my sweet, sweet girl. She absolutely exhausts me and I literally count down the hours until her bedtime, but I miss my little lady within minutes of her falling asleep. She loves to snuggle and has become such a little person this month. She’s always smiling and loves people. She had her first cold and low grade fever that lasted about a week, and it broke my momma heart. One day she pulled off while feeding, threw her head back and laughed a loud HAHA! and it was literally one of the best days of my life. Being her momma is the most amazing thing that’s ever happened to me – all those cliche “you don’t know what love is until you have a child” lines are so, so true. It strangely feels like she’s been here so much longer than just three months, like she’s been a part of my life forever …