Hailey is 3 months old today! That’s just nuts. I still picture her as my little newborn peanut, but after looking back at her pictures from 2 months ago (reminiscing already? Lord help me on her wedding day), it’s clear to see she has grown so much.
Besides just looking at her and her clothing size (which is typically 3-6 month), it is evident she is growing in her development. She smiles all the time… except when there is a camera is her face. Sigh… I wish she’d let me capture it! Instead, she usually gives me this face:
She babbles a lot and is loving all the funny noises she is learning to make. She laughs at herself a lot.
She reaches and grasps things now, which is wonderful… except when it’s my hair- yowzers!
She still has a love affair with books. She was crying the other day and didn’t want to eat or wiggle or bounce… but I opened a book and like a switch, the tears turned off and she was all smiles.
She is rolling over from front to back AND she rolled over back to front… one time… yesterday. I guess she wanted to squeeze that milestone in before she turned 3 months- haha!
Her hair is falling out and growing in at the same time. Except for the ‘party in the back’. It hasn’t fallen out at all, which leaves her with an awesome hairline. Hubbs calls her Friar Tuck.
Now that she has discovered her hands, they are always in her mouth, which has me more vigilant of Koda to make sure she isn’t licking them.
She is still as wiggly as can be, but her tongue stays in her mouth more than it did previously. She is no longer the little lizard child she started off as. And she wiggles herself into some pretty interesting nap positions. Hey, whatever works for ya, kid!
I don’t know how much she weighs, but I feel like she’s big! Maybe it’s just me, though, because she is still in size 1 diapers.
I haven’t touched on what our day to day looks like since she was 5 weeks old, so I thought I’d update you. I’ve never implemented a schedule or routine, I’ve just followed Hailey’s leads, though over the past week or two I’ve been writing down what she does at what times, which has helped me predict her schedule. So here’s what we’re up to:
|6:30 AM||Wake up. Feeding takes about 15 minutes. I change Hailey’s diaper, dress her and play with her while eating breakfast.|
|8:00 AM||Nap. Sometimes she naps resting in the boppy, sometimes I will use the loose swaddle and put her down in the Moses basket. I blog and get dressed.|
|8:45 AM||Hailey wakes up. Change diaper. Read books until I see she’s getting hungry.|
|9:20 AM||Feed Hailey. 7 minutes each side. (I don’t mandate that- it’s just what it happens to be). Then we do tummy time or read books. Maybe we’ll run errands or she will sit and watch me while I work or play in the kitchen.|
|11:15 AM||Hailey is sleepy- another nap! When she is sleepy, it’s clear. She rubs her heavy eyes and yawns. I pay attention to these signs closely, otherwise I risk her getting overtired, and that’s no fun for anyone! While she sleeps I do laundry, make phone calls, take care of other to-dos that have piled up.|
|12:00 PM||She wakes up! Diaper change.|
|12:20 PM||Time to eat. I feed Hailey, then grab lunch myself while she relaxes on the couch. We go on a walk, or run errands. The child gets bored staying inside too long and being under stimulated will make her cry. Usually there is a dirty diaper thrown in here somewhere, too.|
|2:00 PM||Nap time. If we’re out, she will sleep in her car seat, otherwise it’s in the boppy or on our bed.|
|2:40 PM||Wakes up! Again, we change a diaper and play. Usually she will play by herself next to me a few times a day so I can do emails and work on the computer.|
|3:30 PM||Hailey eats again. We do more tummy time, play with Koda in the yard, read books (our ‘play gets a bit repetitive, but everything we do is new and exciting to her- it’s so cute!)|
|5:15 PM||Last nap of the day. I spend this time picking up the house, emptying the trash, prepping dinner… orrrrr catching up on Gossip Girl 😉|
|6:00 PM||She’s up! 45 minutes tend to be the max for her naps. She’s a cat napper. After a fresh diaper we’ll dance around to music or read books while I watch the news. We usually take a leisurely walk outside to the mailbox and back to let Koda run.|
|6:45-7:00 PM||I watch for hunger signs and try to hold off as long as possible. But when she is hungry, I feed her for the last time. I let her take her time and try to get her belly stuffed full.|
|7:30 PM||Bedtime routine! Bath, dry, fresh diaper, double swaddle, then rock with dad in the glider until she’s asleep. Down and out by 8:00.|
|8:45 PM||45 minutes into her bedtime, she usually wakes up and cries. One of us sneaks in without talking to her, puts the pacifier in her mouth for about 5 minutes, turns the sleep sheep back on and she’s back out for the night.|
I almost hate posting schedules because everyday is different. The rough breakdown is that Hailey eats 5-6 times a day (6 if I’m topping off the tank before she goes down for the night). She naps 4-5 times, all 40-45 minutes each.
She gets more and more interactive everyday and when a rough moment comes along, it only takes one big smile to make me forget all about it.
Busy? Oh, heck yes. But loving it? Absolutely.
What is your favorite age babies/children to play with?