Thursday, July 31, 2014

Avery's Third Month

My sweet Avery,

As of Monday, July 28th, you are 3 months old and I cannot believe it. You are getting so big, so fast and it's so bittersweet for me. On one hand, I'm thrilled that you're growing and getting big like you are supposed to, but its just happening a little too fast! Slow down baby girl!

(You can read her first month post here, and her second month post here.)

At 10 weeks you weighed 14 pounds even and were 24 1/4 inches long. 90th percentile for both weight and height!! You had to get 2 shots at this time and it made mommy so sad. Thankfully, you were a trooper and didn't cry for very long. Your 3 month clothes are starting to get a little snug, so you are mostly wearing 3-6 and 6 month clothes. You wear all 6 month sleepers now and are still in size 2 diapers, but I'm not sure how much longer those will fit you. You are a big girl!

You're eating habits have changed a little and you're not eating quite as much as you were. I'm not sure what happened, but you all of a sudden cut back on food this past month. You now are eating around 4-5 ounces every 3-4 hours, but sometimes you'll go 5-6 hours between feedings and still only want around 5 ounces. And you started liking your bottles warmed up a bit. Picky girl. But of course we do whatever makes you happy!

Your sleep is still GREAT! You go to sleep at around 9:30-10:00 p.m. and sometimes don't wake up until 7:00- 8:00 a.m. After you eat in the morning, you always go right back to sleep in your rock n' play in our room and sleep until around 9:00-9:30 a.m. I couldn't ask for a better sleeper and am so thankful for the good sleeper that you are! You nap very well in your swing and rock n' play throughout the day.

You are a super happy girl. You smile and "talk" all the time now. You love for us to talk to you and sometimes get upset when noone is paying attention to you. You are so close to giggling, in fact, Auntie Ashlee says you giggled at her last week when she was talking to you, but I have yet to hear it. You found your tongue this month and you started trying to blow raspberries. You watch our mouths very intently and often try to mimic us. So if we blow raspberries at you, you will try and blow them back at us. You've gotten lucky a few times, and are getting close to being able to do it all the time.

You also started what I fear is the beginning stages of teething. You constantly have your hands in your mouth and are drooling a lot these days. :-(

Some things you love are: your swing, sitting on our laps facing the t.v. so you can watch with us, bathtime, being outside and being the center of attention. Some things you don't like are: riding in the car, having a dirty diaper, loud noises and tummy time.

You celebrated your first 4th of July this month and went to your first fair!

You got to swing on our playground for the first time this month. You loved it, as you can tell by your big smile in this picture.

And you had your first overnight stay away from Mommy and Daddy. You did great staying with Maw Maw and Papa while we were gone for our anniversary for 2 nights.

You also had your first sickness. You came down with a little cough on Friday, July 26th and it continued to get worse. By Sunday, you were running a low grade fever and slept a majority of the day. So I took the day off on Monday and took you to see the doctor. (Side-note: you weighed 14 lbs. 8 ozs. at this appointment which happened to be on your 3 month birthday.) You checked out okay and we were told to just keep an eye on the cough and to make sure your breathing stayed normal. So far, the fever has not returned, but the cough has gotten pretty bad. It is so sad to hear you cough so hard. I'm praying it goes away soon. The doctor said it would probably last around 7 days or so.

I may be biased baby girl, but you're the cutest and sweetest baby I know and you just keep getting cuter every day! I love your smile and sweet baby talk. You are such a blessing and I love you to the moon and back!

XOXO - Mommy