November 10, 2016
GL turned 3 months old earlier this week. She has started to give us real, big gummy smiles and even has had a few chuckles (mostly for MC) this month. She "talks" to us by cooing and blowing raspberries and spit bubbles. She especially loves to try to join in our conversations whenever we're all talking around her.
She has discovered both her hands and feet and likes to watch them wiggle and wave. Her hands are still usually fisted, but her movements are smoother and less of the newborn jerks and flailing. Her head, neck, and trunk muscles are obviously stronger now - when we hold her up she can hold herself upright for quite a while before getting tired and relaxing against our body.
She is tracking objects well with her eyes and turns her head to follow the sound of a voice. She will stare at a toy when we hold it up for her but is not yet reaching out to grab anything.
And perhaps the best news of all: In the last week, the spit-ups have reduced in number and frequency which is definitely a welcome change!
12lb (on our home scale)
height unknown until 4 month appt
Still breastfeeding and that continues to go well. She usually nurses at least twice during the night, and on demand throughout the day.
She is sleeping in the swing in our bedroom at night. She is generally ready for bed by about 9pm and awake in the morning between 7-8. Her longest stretch of sleep has been around 6 hours, but most often it is 4-5 hours. Usually her first stretch of sleep is the longest, then after she wakes to nurse the first time she's up every 2-3 hours after that. She goes back to sleep quickly & easily after nursing during the night. Often starting around 4am her sleep is noisy and restless through the rest of the night, which only seems to bother me!
During the day she seems to either take a long morning nap (around 3 hours), then catnap through the afternoon or do the opposite and catnap through the morning and take a long afternoon nap.
She is in 3 month clothes but some of them are getting short on her. It won't be long before we'll need to get out the 6 month sizes.