Today Sprout is three months old!
Though Sprout continues to do well, this has been kind of a tough month. There has been a lot of sickness in our house, including Sprout being sick twice. Poor thing. She spent the better part of the month congested and we suspect she may have even had her first stomach bug.
-Towards the end of her second illness, we got a couple of really good nights out of Sprout. I was hopeful that maybe she was starting to "sleep through the night", but lately we've been back to more frequent wake ups. Her nightly schedule seems to be bedtime between 7 and 8pm, feeding around 10:30pm when I go to bed and then again at 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30 (or so) when she gets up for the day again.
-I feel like she's nursing more often these days. I always try to nurse her when she first wakes up, but often feel like I need to top her up again before trying to get her to nap. I try not to nurse her to sleep during the day.
-Her daytime schedule seems to be awake for 1.5 -2 hours, and then asleep for 45 minutes (or sometimes 1.5 hours). She's requiring more quiet when she naps now which makes it a little harder to get out during the day, though if I'm holding/wearing her she will nap while out.
-She seems to be noticing her surroundings more. She'll look around a good bit. She definitely notices when either Jen or I leaves the room and will watch us walk away. She doesn't like being left alone in a room which means I tote her around the apartment a good bit on weekdays.
-She's really starting to interact a lot. She gives the biggest smiles when you look at her and talk to her and she will "talk" too. So cute.
-She's become a pro at getting her fingers into her mouth. I'm really hoping it doesn't become a thumb/finger sucking thing, but I'm not optimistic.
-Her other "skills" include sticking out her tongue and blowing bubbles.
-I feel like I've gotten a little bit better about giving some routine to her days. Most days she'll spend some time on her playmat looking in the mirror, grasping at the toys, and kicking the chimes. I also have been trying to give her tummy time and read to her daily. We're even starting to get outdoors a bit now that the weather is warming up.
-She's now solidly in 3-6 month clothing and starting to move into some 6 month stuff. I can't believe how quickly she's growing.
-She is as adorable as ever. We love the creases on her arms and legs (two on the right thigh, one on the left!), her mohawk, her sparkly (still blue) eyes, and her big gummy smile.
Even though she's only been here three months, we cannot imagine our lives without her. She is our sunshine baby and makes us so happy.