Friday, June 22, 2012

Sweetest 3 Months Earthly Possible

That subject truly sums up our life.  I do not deserve the blessings we get daily from our Savior - and will never understand how we could be given such a precious gift.  These past three months have truly been the sweetest possible.

This morning we had to do our monthly photos next to "grey bear" for size, of course!  Right when I was starting to enjoy practicing with our REAL CAMERA (not my iPhone), our Mac computer crashed.  Thus I have a ton of photos sitting on our camera, with no way to get them off.  So I am back to using my phone again, even though I have no storage left and have to delete photos as I take them. :(

Grey can sit much better than she is sitting in these photos, but she has inherited her momma's affinity for all things soft.  She simply cannot resist a grey bear cuddle! ;)

At 3 months, our sweet-spirited, happy, funny baby:
  • Wears 3-6 month clothing and size 1 diapers
  • Weighs 10 pounds 6 ounces
  • Focuses on and reaches for people and objects
  • Coos and talks all the time
  • Stands and bounces 
  • Sleeps through the night (or about 6-7 hours!)
  • Shares her happy spirit with us through constant smiles and giggles
  • Eats 3 ounces per bottle, every 2-3 hours during the day
  • Is irresistibly adorable

Grey, your temperament and character have been shining through amazingly, as you are feeling better and better.  I believe you are one of the most tender-hearted babies in the world.  You seem to sense our feelings and emotions and want everyone to be happy.  You are never stingy with your cuddles and smiles.  You are very alert and smart, and are extremely aware of your surroundings.  Sweetheart, you are sleeping through the night and establishing your own schedule, which is such a blessings to us; I think I may miss our all-night snuggles though. ;) This month your physical development has blossomed!  With minimal help, you are standing and sitting.  You have advanced hand control and can hold your bottle and grab toys we give to you.  You are the most beautiful thing we have ever seen, and your outward beauty reflects it.  You are so valued and loved, dear daughter.

I always look back to the past month's photos to see how much Grey has grown before I blog.  It amazes me that in only 30 days she can change like she does.  As Grey's stay-at-home Momma, I can't ever imagine getting enough kisses and love from my baby girl.  I am so excited to wake up to her first morning "sugars", and value each priceless moment until I receive her goodnight kisses.

Grey's 'approximate' schedule at 3 months old looks something like this:

Wake up at 4 or 5am to eat (sometimes Daddy feeds us at this time, if he isn't already gone)
Play and snuggle with Momma
Another bottle around 7am
Medicine 8am
Bottle 9am
Quick walk before or after 9am bottle (depends on how we are doing)
Long nap 10am-12pm (this nap is KEY to a "good day")
Bottle 12pm
Bottle 2pm
Bottle 4pm... and this "bottle every two - or sometimes three - hours" schedule continues pretty much all day...
If the weather is okay and we have time, we will take an afternoon walk
We always play and read a lot in the afternoon
"Cat naps" in the afternoon, usually totaling about 1 hour
Medicine 8pm
Bath right after medicine
Last bottle 9pm-10pm (depends on prior bottles, and/or how sleepy Grey is)
Rock with Daddy until we fall asleep (hopefully by 10pm)

This weekend we have had Brittney, Danny (Britt's bf) and Blair staying with us.  Grey has loved the extra arms to spoil her.  :)

The Lord will keep you from all harm - he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.  Psalm 121:7-8

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