Saturday, October 11, 2014

Caroline Joy 3 Months

Miss Caroline Joy turned 3 months already on October 7th.  It seems like the months have gone by so quickly.  Maybe it's the fast pace of now taking care of three kids!  But if you could not grow up so fast, this mama would appreciate it! :)

Caroline Joy
3 Months

At THREE MONTHS you and are wearing size one diapers.  We will be switching you to size two once we finish all of the size one's.  You are wearing 3 month clothes expect for 3-6 month sleepers.

At THREE MONTHS you have been an amazing sleeper!  You have been sleeping on average 11 and sometimes 12 hours straight at night.  Sometimes we wake up in the morning and hadn't heard a peep from you all night.  At night you fall asleep anywhere from 8/8:30 and then will sleep until the next morning until 7:30/8ish.  Some mornings I have to wake you up in order to get the twins off to preschool in time.

At THREE MONTHS you came down with your first cold.  We feel so bad for you, Liner!  You have been so stuffed up making it hard for you to sleep well at night.  You have been spending some nights with us sleeping propped up to help you breath better.  You also want to snuggle with us more, spending more time in our arms instead of wanting to be laid down.

At THREE MONTHS you are still sleeping in our room in the rock n' play.  This will probably be the last month in the rock n' play because you're out growing it length-wise.  When you sleep you still like to sleep with your head turned to your right side.  We have been trying to work on your neck movement turning to your left side so your head isn't on the one side all day and night.  You also love to be swaddled while you sleep and will sleep longer stretches if your arms are tucked in the swaddle.  If aren't swaddled, then you like to have your arms up.

At THREE MONTHS you aren't consistent with your nap schedules during the day.  Sometimes you may sleep just for 15 minutes and sometimes you will take a longer nap that lasts 3 hours (sometimes even 4 hours) long.  If I can get you to fall asleep in the bouncy seat or swing on your own you are more likely to sleep for a longer stretch.  You still love to be held when you sleep but that makes it very hard for mommy to get anything done during the day and help your brother and sister.

At THREE MONTHS you eat on average 5 times a day 5 ounces at a time.  A lot of mornings you will eat 6 ounces from sleeping all night.  Right now you are using the level 1 nipple but I'm thinking of switching to level 2.  You still do spit-up a lot during and after your feedings.  We still need to change your clothes throughout the day because of it.

At THREE MONTHS you are usually awake for an hour to two hours in between feedings.  After your first feeding in the morning, around 8ish, you will stay awake for an hour and then you crash for your first nap of the day.  After your second feeding of the day, you will stay up longer closer to 2 hours.  Then your after noon nap around 1/2:00 will be your longest nap of the day.  Then we will feed you your last bottle of the night around 7/8:oo and you'll soon fall asleep after your finish eating and will be asleep for the night (most nights).

At THREE MONTHS you have really be grabbing for toys that are hanging in front of you.  You like to hold the toy in your hand and put it to your mouth.  You also have been putting your hands (more your right hand) to your mouth and sucking on it/them.  A lot of times I can hear your sucking away on your hand while your playing on the floor, in the bouncy seat, or in the swing.

At THREE MONTHS you love, LOVE to have a blanket up by your face or in your hands while you sleep.  If you are fussy and I know you're tired I know all I need to do is put the Aden and Anais muslin blankets up around your head and cheeks.  You instantly close your eyes and calm down.  You also like to take the muslin blankets and hold them in your hands and snuggle right into it.

At THREE MONTHS you have been talking/cooing with us a lot!  You are the most talkative right after you eat.  You love to look at us and try and mimic the same noises we make at you.  The best if when you give us your big, wide mouth smile or try and buzz your lips like us.  If we smile you give us a big Caroline smile right back.  So happy!!!  You are ticklish and the twins love to try and tickle you, too.

At THREE MONTHS the nicknames you have are: Caroliners, Liners, Linney, Baby C, C, Freightliner (Grandpa Dufel's nickname for you), lil' sis

At THREE MONTHS you continue to be a very happy baby who loves to watch what's going on - especially your brother and sister.  You love to fall asleep in the car when it's in motion.  You love to hang onto our fingers while you eat and when you are starting to fall asleep.  You still love to be walked around in our arms when you are having a fussy time.

Happy 3 Months, Liner!

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