First Year Months, Hadley, Kid Growth

3 months? How can it be?!?

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Hadley Grace,

I’m not really sure how it’s already been three months since you joined our family.  It seems like just yesterday but then I look at you and you’re growing up so much!  You are so sweet and we love seeing what you’re going to discover each and every day.

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I think you look like this a lot these days.  A little unsure as to what you got yourself in to by being born.  Your brother and sister are wild things during the day and are so ready to get back to school and have a place to get their energy out.  Until Tuesday though it’s just all of us at home and you often look around a little wide eyed at all the activity.  I bet by this time next year you’re joining in the madness!

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You are the sweetest little girl.  When you are awake you are all smiles all the time.  You literally never cry when you’re awake and hardly ever when you’re going to sleep anymore.  You grin all the time and have started cooing and blowing bubbles.  We love trying to make smile and make fools of ourselves to get really big grins.

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You got to meet your future best friend Catherine this month.  Y’all didn’t really interact but did look at each other a couple times I think a little surprised to find someone else your size.  Y’all are five days apart and it’s been so much fun watching vicariously you grow together.  I look forward to that for years and years to come also.

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Hey Hadley! Mommy loves you!

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 You are gorgeous baby girl, simply gorgeous.  Your eyes are blue like Charlotte’s and James’s and you have dark long lashes like they do.  Your hair is still a force to be reckoned with and sticks straight up immediately after it dries from your bath.  I think it might be close to three inches long now and is already on your neck and over your ears.  It appears to be really straight right now but who knows what it will be like as it gets longer.

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You are getting better with your torso strength. You have great head control and can sit for a little while without tipping over.  We tried your Bumbo out this week and you did ok with it.  I think you’ll enjoy sitting up more than just laying down all the time.  You are still a super mover in your bed which I guess shows us how strong you are.  You will never be in the same spot that we put you when we get you up from a nap and sometimes have moved feet away from your starting position!

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You went to church for the first time this month but slept in the criers room in  my arms rather than going to the nursery.  Maybe we’ll try the nursery out this month.

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You had your two month checkup at the beginning of this month and had grown a lot.  You weighed 10 lb, 12 oz (10%), were 22″ tall (25%), and your head was 15.3″ (50%).  You also got new reflux meds which have helped tremendously.

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You have come a long way on sleep this month.  For about a week you were even sleeping all the way through the night (9 and 10 hours) but for the last week you started waking up again around 2.  But last night you did 9 hours again!  So I think you’re really close to sleeping through the night consistently.  You have transitioned full time to your crib and have become a really good sleeper which is so nice and something I wasn’t sure was ever going to happen a month ago.  Typically your schedule is that you eat at 8:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm, and around 7:45 or 8 pm.  Then you’ll either sleep until around 2 or around 4:30 or 5.

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We did have quite the conundrum this month regarding your sleep.  We still had your bumpers on and we found that you were moving to them and snuggling up with them when you slept.  You started doing this around the time that you started sleeping better so we thought that you really wanted something to snuggle with but we couldn’t safely let you continue to snuggle against your bumpers.  So we took them out and ordered two more minty dot sheets to go with the one that we already had hoping that the softness under your face would be enough to satisfy you.  We also gave you the thin Aden + Anais blankets so that you could snuggle with those.  That seemed to work and you continued to sleep well so we think the snuggling with something does help.  But then you moved so much that you would get your arms and legs stuck in the crib slats.  So we then purchased one of the breathable mesh crib liners to keep you from getting stuck.  I think your crib is finally at an acceptable layout for all of us and you’re sleeping good in it all the time now.

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We are having some problems with the cloth diapers and so are using disposables more than I would like to.  You’re wearing the BumGenius Freetime’s (snapped down to the small size) but they’re gaping around your legs which lead to the leaking fairly often.   This is super frustrating but I’m hoping to try out a few other kinds this week and see if any of those fit better.  At night and when I’m fed up with the cloth you’re still in size 1 disposables.

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You have outgrown all of your newborn clothes and are wearing 3 month and 3-6 month clothes these days.  There are even some 6 month outfits that you can wear.  3 month nightgowns are still too long in the arms but your feet don’t stick out of them so that’s good.  You’ve got lots of cute 3 month game clothes so hopefully you won’t outgrow them too quickly!

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We love you so much Hadley!  You are a joy and such a blessing to us.  I am so thankful that I get to be your Mommy.  You are beautiful and lovely precious girl and I love you every second, of every minute, or every day.

Happy 3 month birthday!

Love, Mommy

*Hadley at months one, two
*James at months onetwothreefourfivesixseveneightnineteneleven,twelve
*Charlotte at months onetwothreefourfivesixseveneightnineteneleventwelve

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1 Comment

  1. Reply
    Kay
    August 9, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Happy 3 months sweet Hadley!
    Love, KayKay & GrandDavid

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