Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Three Months!

Aniston's three month birthday was on June 25.  I'm late in posting, but here's a look back at the third month!

Weight:  10 pounds 15 ounces (as of 6/3/11--50th percentile)

Height:  21 3/4 inches (as of 6/3/11--25th percentile)

Clothing Size:  Aniston was still wearing newborns at the beginning of the month, but quickly moved into size 0-3/Carter's 3.  By the 25th, most of her clothes actually fit.

Diapers:  Size 1

Feeding:  Aniston is eating between four and five ounces every three hours during the day.  She usually wants a little more in the morning and in her last bottle at night.  I'm still pumping, so other than the two days of supplementing with formula in the hospital, she's been entirely breastfed. 

Hair/Eyes:  Her eyes seem to get lighter by the day and are blue.  Her hair is beginning to grow back on top.  It's a light brown and still has a reddish tint, especially in the sunlight.

Sleep:  On June 21, Aniston slept through the night for the very first time!  Hallelujah!  She was always precious during those 3am feedings, but I'm glad to see them go, and hope they don't return!  Since the 21st, she's done really well.  We've only had one night when she woke up around 4am.  Aniston is still sleeping in her room in the bassinet on her pack & play.  I think Bradley wants to move her to the crib in her own room, but I don't know that I'm ready for that just yet.  She's still a great napper during the day.  Her longest nap is usually after her first feeding, and then she catnaps during the rest of the day.  She's much more alert now. 

Likes/Dislikes:  Aniston continues to love her swing and the mobiles.  She has lots of great conversations with the animals!  She loves music, and it often helps to calm her.  She's still not a fan of tummy time at all.  She loves to go outside.  Bath time has definitely improved this month! 

Fun Stuff:   
--Since I decided not to return to the classroom for the remainder of the year, I wanted to visit my class before school ended.  Aniston and I went to visit on June 7.  The students absolutely loved her!  The funniest thing, though, was that they repeatedly talked about how different I looked.  I'm glad they thought I looked different, since the last time they saw me I was nine months pregnant! 
--We took our first trip to the beach as a family of three this month.  Aniston did so well!  I had worried about the ride, but she slept most of the way and when she was awake, she was happy.  She wasn't too sure of the ocean! 
--Bradley's sister, Jessica, and her husband, Adam, had a baby boy on June 2!  It's wonderful that Aniston and Colton are so close in age.  Aniston looks huge compared to him!
--Aniston is smiling all the time now, and has started laughing a little every now and then.  She loves to stick out her tongue, and it just thrills her when you stick yours out in return!
--She has recently started licking everything.  Her hands, our hands, blankets, toys....anything that comes near her mouth! 
--At the beginning of the month Aniston was beginning to hold her head up a bit on her own.  Now she's holding it up all the time with very little bobbling.  She loves looking over our shoulders and checking out her surroundings.  Since she's able to hold her head up so well now, she's beginning to enjoy sitting in her Bumbo.

Mommy's Point of View:  Aniston is growing so quickly!  It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routine and not pay attention to how fast the time is passing.  She has changed our lives so much already and is such a blessing to our entire family!  I love watching the way everyone interacts with her, especially my grandparents (her great-grandparents).  They just love her to pieces and can be so silly!  It makes me happy to see how happy they are. 

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