Sunday, September 18, 2016

Three Months Old... The Last Chapter!

Oh Hallelujah!

Our last baby has hit three months old and we are officially done with the newborn phase forEVA! This momma wants to throw a party!!!

I know y'all think I'm crazy, but seriously, as soon as Kelsey hit the three month mark, she woke up and all of a sudden became this precious, sweet baby!

At three months old, she is...
-Smiling and talking all the time. She has the sweetest smile and dimples and big blue eyes.
-Wanting to be upright! All the time. She is fine laying on her playmate or in her bouncy seat, but she always try to pull her head up (like an eternal crunch). Our cleaning lady thought this was hysterical! We have now been sitting her in the bumbo or the walker or ANYthing to keep her up.
-Wearing size 1 diapers (though as soon as these are finished we are moving up to size 2!) and size 3 months clothes. She is pretty tall, and the length of newborn or 0-3 month don't work for her!
-Weighs almost 12 pounds! Petite little lady!
-Sleeping... well I have no clue. It's our fourth kid and honestly, we aren't creating any good habits at this point. She is with us in bed and if she wakes up I just nurse her back to sleep. Don't care at all. This is our last and it won't last forever. I'm getting some sleep and that's what is really important! She will go down for the night around 8/830 and usually wakes up for the day around 730
-Rolling over both ways
-Eating about 20 min every 2 1/2 hours.
-Basically cat naps all day. She will get one big stretch of nap in the late afternoon/early evening
-Loving the Baby Bjorn. She loves to face out or snuggle up and nap facing in. She does not love the Moby like the other girls, though.
-Hates hates hates hates hates the car seat. She's gotten SLIGHTLY better- like we will get maybe 5 minutes in the car without screaming- but seriously, just hates it. That's tough when you are a fourth kid and on the go all. the. time.
-Really prefers momma and knows when it's me vs someone else. She has really warmed up to Daddy recently and even Grandeb some! Otherwise, she's not very happy with anyone else... sigh...
-LOVES her siblings. Watches them and smiles at them all the time.
-Absolutely loving the bath. Probably her favorite time ever. She is so calm and relaxed and happy. And she could sit in there forever!

She really has become the sweetest baby. We will seriously go days without crying now (except for the car!!) as long as I've got her and we have our little routine. She will eat, be awake anywhere from an hour and a half to three hours, fuss a little, then I'll get to her sleep by bouncing her, and then she can be laid down or whatever. We've definitely got a good thing going now.

But probably my most favorite thing ever is when I hear her wake up from her nap/night. I will go in there and flip on the lights and talk to her and she just gets the biggest, sweetest sleepy smile. I hope I never forget that look!

Kelsey, it was a rough start, but girl, you are a DOLL now! We love you so much and can't wait to watch you grow!

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