Three Months

Friday, October 21, 2011

She:

>Has been wearing 0-3 month clothing for awhile now, and is only just now fitting into some 3-6 month.

>Went to her first wedding! (My brothers cant wait to share photos.)

>Sort of rolled over once! I wasnt there, but my mom put her on the bed and she got from her back to her stomach by herself, with her arm caught underneath. Hasnt happened since.

>Still hasnt had anything other than breast milk, despite some recent challenges.

>Has really discovered her hands! She likes to suck on them, stuff them in her mouth, examine them, and grab grab grab.

>Will pretty much smile at anyone if they look her in the eyes and smile at her, but I think she recognizes David and me.

>Had her first belly laugh today, while my mom was watching her. I wish I had been the one to witness it! Cant wait to hear it, though.

>Got her picture hung on the wall at daycare with her other baby friends, which made me really happy.

>Still has all her hair, and its almost long enough to pull into a hilarious short ponytail on top of her head.

>Hates being put in the car seat now, just like she hates getting dressed. Two things David makes me do so that she doesnt associate him with them. (Not fair.)

>Still sleeps through the night, and would probably be fine in her crib now, except that Im not ready to part with her and I dont know when I will be and thats just fine.

>Is a Bumbo-sitting champ, which is awesome for me when I need to get things done.

I: 

>Was proud to celebrate my three-year anniversary with David on October 3rd. We went to see my favorite band, Over the Rhine, in concert. They were opening for Lucinda Williams but we left before the main act because it was getting late, and I had to work the next day, andwere old and lame, apparently.

>Have been back at work for almost a month now, and have finally settled into a manageable routine. It doesnt include as much reading, TV watching, magazine browsing, or Internet as Id like, but Im rested most of the time and surviving so I cant complain too much!

>Experienced mastitis for the first time, which was AWFUL. More on this to come.

>Dont really hate pumping as much as I thought I would, but it irritates my skin, is annoying (all the set-up and cleaning), and is hard to find time to do at work.

>Am looking forward to (and counting on) the sweet spot when breastfeeding will actually help me lose weight.

>Have finally discovered the joys of dressing Meredith up in actual outfits rather than just onesies.

>Looked at pictures of her when she was one month old, and realized how different she already looks. I love her so much now, but I do miss that tiny baby!

>Find myself getting strangely envious at times when I hear about friends becoming pregnant or seeing my sister-in-laws expanding belly. I didnt really enjoy the physical part of pregnancy, but the anticipation was wonderful.

>Miss Meredith SO MUCH during the day, and even when shes sleeping! Although I dont cry anymore when I drop her off at daycare, I still linger there a little longer than I need to every morning.

My aunt took all these pictures except the first two. Im so grateful to her!

For reference:

No months
One month
Two months

Shelved in Monthly Meredith, Motherhood.

Comments on Three Months

  1. From Lorren:

    Saw your post on your twitter and clicked on it. She is such a doll! I cant wait until I have one of my own. :)
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  2. From Stephany:

    Three months already?! What?? She is absolutely adorable. That grin is to die for.
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  3. From Marchar:

    We sooooooo very much enjoyed visiting with you guys!!!! Love you!!!! Give Meredith a kiss for me.

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  4. From Mom:

    Shes so pretty in her 3-month picture! I can see the young lady she will eventually become. Love you and her lots! (I wish there were italics or bolding on this.)

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