Monday, April 15, 2013

Three Month Old Schedule

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Oh how you've changed the last few weeks! 
You are so much more interactive, and you've learned how to talk (babble) when you want attention. 
You still love sucking on your hands but now you seem to realize they are yours 
and are constantly inspecting them now. 
You've recently discovered your feet but don't yet know how to get them. When you wear pjs with animal feet, you will sit and stare at them and coo. Your eyes get big and the look of determination on your face is so sweet. 
You love smiling at yourself in the mirror, and have started to laugh!
You still nurse every two hours during the day. 
You are such a happy baby who rarely cries. And when you do cry, you are so easily consoled.
You love your baths now! Yay :-) 
You still hate your carseat, boo :-(
Schedule:

Usually you wake up once somewhere between 3:45 - 5:45 am (this means you sleep between 9-11 hours at only 3 months old!) I'll change you, feed you and we'll both go back to bed until 7:00 or 8:00 am. You wake up so happy! I usually change you and feed you right away and then I know I have a good hour and a half to get things done. I usually choose to do things that are noisy since you are wide awake. I'll put you in the rock n' play and you'll sit in the kitchen and watch me unload and load the dishwasher and clean up the kitchen. This is also when I'll eat a quick breakfast :-) I also try and do some dinner prep. Take out meat to thaw, etc. Then you'll sit in the bathroom with me while I take a quick shower. Then we have story time for about 20 minutes which is your absolute favorite. Brown Bear, Brown Bear is your favorite. 

Around 10:00 am I change you and feed you again and then you are pooped from the busy morning so you'll go down for your first nap. You sleep anywhere from 30-90 minutes. This is when I have to choose what I can get done because I need to be quiet. I usually throw in a load of laundry, flat iron my hair (this is a once a week occurrence, ha) pick up around the house, pay bills, put away your clothes, etc. Mommy has also learned to put Lucy out in the backyard before your nap because too many times she has barked and woken you up and this has made me want to give her up for adoption, haha. Luckily it's warm and sunny outside and she likes to sit in the sun.
When you wake up I change you and feed you again (around 12:00 pm) , and then if I'm going to get out of the house it has to be now. You absolutely hate your car seat, so if we do errands at the beginning of the day you are less likely to scream. We'll either meet friends or daddy for lunch, go to the grocery store, etc. I've learned that if I put you in your stroller at the restaurant or grocery store (instead of your car seat) you'll stay happy longer. And if we sit outside, that will buy us even more time. You love the breeze, and when it blows in your hair you squeal and smile and kick your legs.
When we get home around 2:00 pm you are ready to eat and be changed again. I feed you and then it's play time. We'll lay on your playmat and you'll bat at your toys and kick your legs. We'll sit outside in the backyard or go for a walk in the neighborhood. We read more books and sing songs. Then if we're going to have bath time it's before I feed you again at 4:00 pm. That will make you really relaxed and you'll usually take a 30 min nap after you eat. This is when I try and start dinner (although sometimes it's too noisy so I'll have to wait until you wake up). It's challenging to make dinner because this is your cranky time and you like to be held. Sometimes I can put you in your swing for 20 min and distract you for long enough.

Dad usually gets home around 5:30 and I really try and have dinner done by then. I'm usually feeding you again right when he gets home. He changes, eats his dinner, and then when I'm done feeding you he holds you while mommy eats. Sometimes you're really cranky at this time, and sometimes you'll smile and talk to him. I'll do the dishes and then usually between 6:00 and 7:30 pm you'll want to nurse constantly off and on. I think you're stocking up for the 8-11 hours you sleep at night. Nursing you every two hours during the day is worth the sleep I get at night! Usually you'll sleep on daddy's chest for an hour or two while we watch a movie or tv, and then he puts you in your crib and we'll go to bed around 9:30/10 pm. If I can fall asleep by 10:30 pm I can usually get 5-6 hours of sleep!

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter 2013

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Brandon and I spent Easter at his sister Amber's house with his family and mine. It was a wonderful day filled with good food, scavenger hunts, and sunshine.
 Amber and her husband kicked our butts in the scavenger hunt! 

Avery spending some time with her cousins!
 My mom made all the girls little Easter buckets
Experiencing the holidays with a little one is so much fun! 
I can't wait until next year when she actually knows what's going on :-)

HAPPY EASTER!


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