(written October 30th)
Height: 25 inches (78%)
Weight: 12 pounds 4 ounces (20%)
Head circumference: 16 inches (41%)
Clothing size: Still mostly 0-3 month onesies, although jammies are getting small (and some 3-6 month ones fit with room to grow). A few of her newborn onesies still fit and we’re still in 0-3 month pants.
Eyecolor: Blue? Sometimes I’m not so sure, and I guess that means they might be changing.
Nursing: Usually every 2 to 2.5 hours, but I can stretch it to 3 or so if we’re out running errands, etc. Sometimes she’ll start getting verrrry fussy when she’s eating and 99% of the time it’s due to gas or a burp!
Favorite things: She is pretty much the happiest baby ever… she loves when we sing, tickle her, dance, and snuggle. She’s also a fan of warm baths, diaper changes, and being naked.
Dislikes: Gas pains, getting buckled into the car seat, and being on her tummy.
Sleep: I’m not even really sure what to write here, because the only consistent thing about her sleep pattern is that it’s inconsistent! Earlier in the month, she was doing great and only waking up once at night… but it was short-lived. She goes down for the night around 7:30 or 8 pm, sleeps until about 11 or 12, and then wakes up 2 or 3 times between then and 5 or 6 am, depending on the day. I’ve tried doing a “dream feed” before Michael and I go to bed, but it doesn’t really seem to make a difference in how often she wakes up. I love seeing her adorable little face any time, but getting up every couple hours is honestly a little hard on this mama. Somehow we get through it and keep going! By morning time, I usually have no idea how many times or when exactly I was awake the night before (probably because I keep falling asleep in the chair with her).
She usually will pass out in her seat in the morning and then again in the afternoon, if we’re at home. She’s taken two naps in the crib so far, but we’ve been out of the house so much lately that I haven’t been able to make it a regular thing. In the afternoon, when Kaya goes down for a nap, I snuggle with Kaelyn in the armchair and we try to get some rest. With cuddles, she’ll sleep for maybe 1-1.5 hours, which is awesome!
Nicknames: Baba, Peanut, and Fuzzy!
Milestones, etc.: -She’s an excellent grabber… just ask my hair! I can leave her on the bed for a moment and she’ll usually grab some of the [clean] laundry or anything else that’s close to her.
-She’s super aware of her hands and fingers, and they can often be found in her mouth. -Squealing! It’s her number one way to communicate, and when she’s happy, everyone knows it!
-Laughing at “situations” rather than just when being tickled. She thinks Kaya is HILARIOUS and started cracking up over her antics one day! If we’re silly enough, she’ll laugh at us, too.-Most friends and strangers still love to say she looks like her mommy… I’m not so sure, but it’s nice to get some credit for baking this little girl in my belly for 9 months! Haha.
-She has LEG ROLLS. Seriously! My little 5-pounder has grown so much! I love how babies chunk up at this age! -She’s starting to discover her toes… usually just during diaper changes when I’m holding up her legs, but I’m sure it won’t be long before she’s eating them on a regular basis.
Your smile could brighten anyone’s day, and when we go anywhere, people make it a point to tell me how beautiful you are. I kiss your chunky little cheeks all day, every day, and I still can’t get enough of you.
You’re becoming your own little person now, and I just love watching you take in the world around you. I love hearing you laugh with your sister. There isn’t any other sound I’d rather have ringing through our home, and I hope you’ll keep laughing together for years to come.
Sweet girl, I love you SO much! I’m so grateful I get to be your mommy. Thanks for being my little cuddle buddy.