(Our own measurements this month, so who knows how truly accurate they are…)
Height: 24 inches
Weight: 11 pounds 8 ounces
Clothing size: It really just depends on the brand. We’re done with a lot of newborn outfits (especially because her cloth diaper makes everything just a wee bit tighter), but she still has room to grow in 0-3 month stuff.
Eyecolor: They still look blue to me… especially when we’re outside!
Nursing: She goes about 2-2.5 hours between feedings now.
Favorite things: She just loves when we get up close to her face, talk, sing, and smile at her! I definitely think she is one of the happiest babies ever. When I sing to her, she jabbers on and on as if she’s trying to sing along with me. Of course, she still loves to eat and snuggle. She talks to, plays with, and stares at the toys that hang above her seat all the time and is so content to do that for quite a while (which is really handy when Big Sister needs something or I have to shower or cook dinner, etc.)!
Dislikes: She’s still not a fan of tummy time… and I also scared the daylights out of her the other day when I was goofing around and made a voice with a “country” accent as a joke. She’s always been very responsive to the sound of my real voice and definitely didn’t like the change!
Sleep: For most of the month, sleep wasn’t so great. We had a couple weeks where she’d go to bed around 8:30, sleep until about midnight, and then wake up 4 times between then and 5 am. Talk about exhausting! We’re doing better now and it looks like we’re back to her waking up to eat sometime between 1 and 3, and then again at 5. She sometimes goes back to bed for a little while after that.
Naps don’t usually happen without me snuggling her, but I am starting to see a pattern- she gets tired around 8:30 am and again around 2 pm. In the morning, I can get her to sleep in the bassinet without snuggles.
And yes… she is still sleeping in the bassinet next to our bed. It’s been easy this way and I just don’t want to change it… but I know she needs to get used to sleeping in the crib soon.
Nicknames: Baba and Peanut!
Milestones, etc.: -She’s pretty much a pro at holding up her head and she easily turns it from left to right.
-She can roll from her back onto her side (so now I have to be sure to put her far from the edge of our bed when I change her)!
-The best milestone this month (and possibly the best of all)… she started laughing!!! She was so close for so long and finally did it on 9/22 when I tickled her tummy during a diaper change!
-She’s become so very vocal this month. We talk to her, and she “talks” back. There was one morning that we woke up to the sound of her cooing at the little animals that hang above her bassinet. Cutest thing ever.
-Speaking of her little animal toys, she is also a pro at grabbing them! She can get one in each hand and even pull the mouse far enough to make it vibrate. Hand-eye coordination is a great thing to have
-Not a milestone, but… this little girl has the sweatiest feet of any baby I’ve ever met. She doesn’t even have to wear footie pajamas to get them sweating.
You have changed so much this month! Although you started out so small, you’ve been growing so fast that you’ve caught up to the size your big sister was at this age! I’m so proud.
I keep telling your Daddy that you’re the happiest baby ever, and I think he agrees. This morning, he walked over to you and said “Hi Baba! You’re smiling! But of course you are!” I hope you stay so ready to smile, even when you’re bigger. You make our days so bright!
I don’t really know what I ever did without you. You’re my little cuddle buddy every afternoon (and a good part of most nights), and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I love you so much Kaelyn Grace. Keep growing big, strong, and smart!