Sunday, April 22, 2012

Claire's 3 month Milestones

3 month milestones - 3/22/12

Height - 23"

Weight - 12 lbs plus some

Diapers - size 1 but getting snug

Clothes - 0-3 months but some are getting too tight

Sleeping - We finally are in a semi-routine.  You usually eat around 8 or 8:30 each night then go to bed til about 2 or 3 in the morning.  You eat then go back to sleep til 7 or 8, eat again, go back down, then up around 9:30 or 10. Its not all night but its not a bad schedule either. You usually sleep about 1 to 1.5 hours about 3 times during the day. You nap and sleep swaddled.  We did switch you from the flannel swaddle to the Aden + Anais muslin swaddles and they seem to work so much better.

Eating - You eat every 3 to 3.5 hours during the day.  Stil have a good appetite, but you suddenly are very distracted while nursing.  I have to try everything, covering you with a blanket, walking around, playing music.  Eventually you get hungry and eat but wow! Mom is getting a workout. 

We had an appointment with Dr. Cole at the end of February to check on your tongue tie and lip tie.  Apparently your lip tie was very tight and your tongue was about half-tied.  We had both corrected, hoping it would help you be able to take a bottle and a paci and help you not take in so much air while eating.  You were a champ. Mommy held you (while you were swaddled) while they did the procedure.  Nonna thankfully had come home with us and stayed with sister during the procedure.  Everything went well the first 24 hours.  You had a swollen lip and wanted to sleep alot but nothing terribly bad.  Then the next day came.  You refused to eat from about 11 am to 11 pm.  You were miserable and Mommy was worried.  I was afraid to give you a bottle because I really didn't want you to give up nursing and prefer a bottle.  You finally ate a little late that night.  Mommy asked around and someone suggested Tylenol.  I said a prayer and gave you a dose early the next morning.  It made all the difference! You finally felt better enough to eat.  It took about a week to get you back to your normal eating schedule.  You can take a paci now. We still are trying to find a bottle you like.

New discoveries - Pacis and bottles are actually good! Of course it probably didn't help that you couldn't really take either until we got your lip/tongue ties corrected.  You have found your hands. You love chewing on them.  You can recognize Mommy, Daddy and big sis Avery. 

New accomplishments - Sleeping 7 hours straight! Woo-hoo! Your colic/fussiness is getting better.  Mommy and Daddy love that you don't have screaming marathons right before bed anymore.  You actually take naps by yourself on your own.

Places you went - to OK for your great grandad's 80th birthday.

Special Memories - Watching your big sister Avery learn to be sweet and gentle with you. I walked to the bedroom and back and found her trying to push on your eyes! Needless to say Mommy says Avery, be gentle! At least 20 times a day. Big sister does love you though. She calls you Pear. Pear is sleeping. Pear is crying. Hi Pear! Are some of her favorite phrases.

Dear Claire - these past three months have flown by. It's hard to think how much has changed in such a short time. I love getting to stay home with you and Avery. Life is really different than it was 6 months ago. These days I hardly ever get on the computer unless it's at nap time. And nap time is something I try to participate in as often as I can. :) Play dates and errands are our fun trips out. We picnic on the living room floor on beach towels. My favorite parts of the day are rocking you to sleep, chasing down your crazy sister after bath time and listening to Daddy make you both laugh. I pray you always find joy in life. God puts so much all around us if we just stop and look.

Mommy & Daddy

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