Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Grow Baby Grow {Paige} - 3 Months

Happy 3 months, Paige Noelle! This month I think Paige has grown the most, she is definitely out of the newborn phase. She is grabbing her hands and reaching for things. She is talking {and has new sounds this month}, starting to laugh, wants to sit up so badly. I would still say she is a mostly happy baby - she really only cries if she is super tired at bedtime or in her car seat.

Weight: ~13-13.5 pounds
Clothes size: 0-3 months {pulled out the 3-6 month ones though, she is almost out of these}
Diaper size: 2

She is going about an hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours in between naps {the longest of any of my kids}. She starts getting tired earlier, but if you try to put her down before at least an hour and 45 minutes, she won't go to sleep. So we have started to develop a decent 3-nap routine. She started rubbing her eyes this month too, so cute!

She still naps on me {either in my arms or the Ergo} and sleeps swaddled in our closet. We tried a couple of independent naps and they didn't go well. Her sleep cycle is about 40 minutes and that was all she would nap alone. Plus it made me anxious. So another month or so of her sleeping on me won't hurt anyone I don't think! Her first 2 naps are 2+ hours and the 3rd one is anywhere from 45 minutes plus. I don't let her sleep past 7:00 so she will go to bed.

She's super twitchy still, so I'm not sure when she'll get out of the swaddle either. Bedtime is about 8:00 PM, and she gets up between 7:00 and 7:30. She wakes up typically once or twice a night. She had another random night of sleeping through the night {March 2, not that I'm counting}, and she also had plenty of nights with 3, 4, 6, 8 wake-ups. The nights where she woke up a ton I noticed correlated to a new skill, so it made sense.

She naps with a paci but doesn't use it any other time. She likes to suck on her fingers in the Ergo if she can get them in your mouth, but sometimes she gets frustrated and the paci does the trick.

She took another bottle this month but again I'm being lazy since it'll be September before she starts school. She nurses every 2-3 hours during the day.

She likes her bouncy seat and talks to the animals. She mostly hates tummy time. She doesn't really like laying on her back anymore because she wants to be sitting up. She has strong legs and loves to stand. I don't see any signs of her being ready to roll. We also pulled out the Bumbo this month and it is a hit as well. I think we'll try the Jumperoo this coming month, and I'm excited to see if she likes it! We can't do a Jumper from the doors in this house because they are too tall, boo.

During the day we read, sing songs, sit outside, occasionally go on walks. When the big kids are home, they are still obsessed with her - I love it. They fight over holding her and love to get smiles out of her. Paige still doesn't like the bathtub. She doesn't scream, but she is extremely skeptical and has yet to crack a smile!

She is such a sweet, easygoing baby, and I just fall more in love with her every day! I can't wait to see what month 4 brings!


Kathryn Bagley said...

Hope to meet her soon!

Emily said...

Oliver was my super twitchy baby too. He was swaddled (in Muslin in the swing) until nearly 6 months and at night we bought the baby Merlin magic sleepsuit when he started rolling and couldn't swaddle. Just some ideas if she keeps twitching. Aaron meanwhile slept "regular" as of like 6 weeks.