You are 3 months old today! Look how much you've grown!
You had a doctor's appointment on Monday, and you weighed 9 lbs, 5 oz. Almost twice what you weighed at your lowest weight! (4 lbs, 12 oz). You are wearing newborn clothes and even some 0-3 month clothes, and size 1 diapers.
People continue to remark about how alert you are! I think it's because your beautiful blue eyes are SO BIG! And because you really are just very alert. You just seem so amazed by this whole new world, and you want to take it all in.
The doctor commented this week on how social you are. We laid you down, and you looked right at her and started smiling and cooing at her. She said you were very social for your age! You love to make eye contact, smile, "talk," and now even laugh with everyone!
You make the funniest faces. You are very animated, and it cracks us up all the time. Your voice has recently become a lot more animated as well. You'll get in "talkative" moods, and you'll just coo nonstop! Your coos are starting to have a lot more intonation and expression -- almost like you think you are really carrying on a conversation with us. I told daddy that I have no idea where you would have gotten such a talkative nature! (Just kidding...I'm pretty sure I know!)
You support your head on your own, just about all of the time now. When you're laying on your stomach, you can hold your head up, and hold yourself up with your arms for a few seconds. You also bear all your weight on your legs if we stand you up. You haven't rolled over yet, but you'll kind of rock back and forth when you're on your back, so I'm sure you'll do it soon! For such a little peanut, you're a pretty strong girl! You also reached up and grabbed the little hanging monkey toy while you were laying on your activity mat the other day. You had been laying there for about 10 minutes, and all of a sudden, reached up with both hands and started playing with it. It was the first time you had really reached out and grasped something that wasn't immediately in your reach.
You also have started blowing bubbles and raspberries with your mouth. It is so cute! You seem to be obsessed with watching people's mouths, and I think that might be my fault. I always do things like stick out my tongue, open my mouth wide, puff my cheeks out, and blow raspberries, and try to get you to copy me. This is the future speech-pathologist in me. I can't help it. Also, it gets a laugh out of you every time! You really are just discovering new things every day. It's a lot of fun to watch!
Mommy and Daddy are both happy to report that you sleep a block of 6-7 hours at night! It has been at least a month since you've gotten us up before 6 AM. THANK YOU!! We are so glad you are such a good sleeper!
You've done a lot of fun things this month. You've gone to football-watching parties (where your cousin Hudson LOVED to hold you!), church, family parties, shopping trips, your first real family night with mommy and daddy when we went shopping and out to dinner, you went to meet your new friend Ella who was born exactly 2 months after you, and your first trip to White House Fruit Farms.
Here's what you looked like this month:
Every day you learn and discover something new, and you are just getting more fun and interactive each day as well. We can't wait to see what next month brings!
Mommy and Daddy