Happy 3 months to my little girl! This is an exciting milestone, the end of the “fourth trimester.” My baby isn’t a fetus-on-the-outside anymore. She’s a separate person (who still needs me of course). She goes for longer periods of time between nursing these days, unless it’s a clusterfeeding-growth-spurty day. She’s also starting to be able to interact with the outside world a bit more.
At the beginning of the month, she was just starting to reach out and try to touch things…
Now she’s so much better at it, and can hit/grab dangling toys with a lot more accuracy (still not a pro though).
Sometimes she will take things out of my hands too. Today, I was playing with her rattle near her, and she took it out of my hand and started shaking it with a grin on her face like, “Ha! Soon EVERYthing in the house will be MINE!”
She still doesn’t love tummy time, but tolerates it much better than she used to.
Here’s tummy time at ONE MONTH old:
And tummy time at THREE MONTHS old. Big difference. (Though she still rolls over to get out of it pretty often. The boppy tends to keep her from rolling over as much.)
What can I say?
Tummy time is just such an obvious photo-op. I can’t help it!
And she has a giggle that could kill you with cuteness. Quick, before you watch, make sure you have your home, powers of attorney, and will in order. You may die of the cute.
I feel lucky to have a baby who is generally VERY HAPPY.
How many pictures are too many?
Though sometimes, she’s NOT happy and isn’t afraid to make it known.
She loves being carried and “worn,” but prefers to be in the sling or carrier OUTSIDE the house. At home, she wants none of it, so it isn’t useful for me “getting things done around the house.”
A couple weeks ago we went to the farmers’ market and she actually stayed awake for most of it! She’s been to the market many times but has always fallen asleep as soon as we started walking. She’s going to be taking in so many sights and sounds now that she’s awake more!
(She’s in “kangaroo” carry in this pic – we were just going to check the mail. She still gets exhausted from being in this position for too long, since it requires her to fully support her head, but she did enjoy seeing something besides my chest and neck.)
Sucking, sucking, sucking. On her pacifier, but now also her hands, her arms, my arms, my shoulder or neck (if I am carrying her somewhere and she’s looking over my shoulder), and even occasionally her feet!
Anneliese is discovering the world and just can’t get enough!
And have I mentioned how smitten she is with this guy? Yeah, that. She loves the heck out of him.
I hope you’ve had a happy 3 months, baby girl!