BABY WINTER’S MONTHLY UPDATE: 3 months old
Baby’s Age: 3 months old
Height: 23 inches
Weight: 12 pounds 7 ounces
Head: 41 cm
Here is a look back at the past few months:
Here is Winter in her Bumbo:
It’s amazing to see how much she changes in these month by month photos!
Milestones: Winter is such an incredible baby. She has very great head control. She loves looking around from side to side, taking her surroundings in. Many people have commented how strong her head is. She also laughed for the first time a couple of days after Christmas. That was so much fun and so special! She has laughed a few times since then, but we are always trying to do things to get her to laugh again. 🙂 She is really improving in neck strength from tummy time – she gets her head a little higher each week.
Sleep: Since she turned 9 weeks old, Winter has been sleeping through the night like a champ! The only hiccup we have had was when she got her first cold this past week, she struggled to sleep well at night because of congestion, poor baby. Now that she is better, she is back to sleeping normally. Winter typically falls asleep about 10:00 or 10:30 pm after her last evening feeding and wakes up between 6:30 and 7:30 am ready to eat. She also takes naps throughout the day. She takes at least 2 long naps (approx. 2 hours), and many 1-1.5 hour naps throughout the daytime.
Best Moment: Hearing Winter laugh! It was amazing, and we are always being silly to get her to laugh again 🙂
Worst Moment: Experiencing her first cold. Though it was pretty minor — just congestion and a little cough — it was still tough to watch my baby feel sick.
Health: Winter is growing and doing great! I mentioned she caught her first bug, but even throughout her week of a cold, she was still very happy and pleasant.
Eating: At this point, Winter is 100% breastfeeding. YAY!!!! She is doing fantastic! She eats every 3 hours, between six and seven times per day. I am ecstatic that our breastfeeding relationship has turned a total 180 from a couple of months ago. It is truly amazing to be able to nurse my baby and not have to worry about pumping all of the time.
Likes: Winter loves to interact with people. She is such a smiley girl, and she is impossible not to smile at. She likes when you sing songs to her, read books, rock in the rocking chair. She lovessssss to nurse! She prefers nursing so much more than a bottle! Winter loves her pacifier. She loves to be either standing or sitting, never lying down. She likes bathtime!
Dislikes: She still doesn’t like tummy time very much. We work with her every day, but she gets fed up pretty quickly. Hopefully she will like it eventually. She also doesn’t like to lie down unless she is tired. She always wants to be standing or sitting to see the world around her! She really hates getting lotion on. She doesn’t like using the suction bulb to remove mucous from her nose (while she had a cold).
Memories from the Past Month:
–We travelled back home for Christmas via roadtrip. We drove 18 hours each way to Indiana. That was a memory! Winter did great, she slept a lot.
–Because we were home for Christmas, Winter got to spend time with her family: grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, etc. It was so fun to see her interact with our families.
–Our family went to an indoor water park and Winter got to go swimming for the first time!
–My brother Paul spent some time in Colorado visiting with us. Winter really liked Uncle Paul.
How Mommy is recovering: Recovery is definitely a word I wouldn’t use anymore. Recovery is long overwith….. Now I am still just learning to how be a mom and adjust to my new life. I feel like being a mom is going great. I am feeling like I have things under control.
As far as post baby body goes, I have been (for the most part) been meeting my goals to exercise and stay within my calories. Over the week of Christmas, exercise and calories/healthy eating were totally thrown out the window. I’ve been back on track since, working out 5-6 days per week and eating a healthy diet. To date, I have lost 28 pounds. I’m still not feeling like I am in the shape I want to be in, but I know that I’m a work in progress. I officially begin my half marathon training this week!
Photos of Winter and Our Family: