Monday, March 5, 2012

Ellie Abigail: 3 months

Ellie Abigail,
Things were much better this month.  We think you have finally turned the corner and things are starting to calm down.  We love all the smiles we get and all the things you have to "say".
At three months you:
  • eat right around 4 ounces at each feeding, every 3 hours
  • go to bed between 7:30-8 PM and will usually sleep until around 3 AM.  Sometimes I will give you a dream feed before I go to bed and you will last longer.  Last night you slept until 4:45 AM! 
  • usually ready for the day around 8 AM.  You always wake up happy!
  • still sleep swaddled on your back.
  • are usually put down in your crib drowsy but awake at night and you can usually put yourself to sleep.
  • typically nap every 90 minutes for about 45 minutes.  Today you gave mommy a 2.5 hour nap in your crib!  If I could have given you ice cream for that I would have!
  • wear 0-3 month clothes and size 1 shoes.
  • wear size 1 diapers during the day, size 2 at night.  We really are going to start cloth diapering soon.
  • have discovered your hands!  And you love reaching for your toys on your play mat.  You are such good friends!
  • still hate being on your tummy...just like your sister.
  • have started hanging out in your Bumbo chair more.  You even join us at the table during dinner!  We love having family dinner!
  • have started taking your paci more.  Usually just for sleeping though.
  • love your parrot friend on your bouncer.  You can even reach out and play with him. 
  • hate the car.  It's rare that we can take a trip in the car without your screaming.  We are hoping your will outgrow that.  Really soon!
  • still have most of your hair although you've lost some in the back.

  • you still have those dimples that we can't get enough of.
  • still have a sister that can't get enough of you. There's not a day that goes by that Avery doesn't say "I love my Ellie!"  She is so proud of you and wants to show you off to all her friends.  She is the best big sister!

We are so happy that God gave you to us.  We are the perfect family with you and can't wait to see what more you will be able to do soon! We love you and those squishy little cheeks!

I couldn't finish the blog without some goofy pictures of your sister Avery.

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