I know I’m going to say this every month, but I can’t believe ANOTHER month has gone by and I can’t believe that I’m writing Lilly’s THREE (3!!!) month update. How is she three months old already?!
This has definitely been the busiest month for us so far. We did A LOT of traveling!
Lilly got to meet her great great aunt Amy!
And then we got a FIVE GENERATION picture with Lilly’s great grandmother and great GREAT grandmother! How awesome is this?!
Love this exchange between my husband and Lilly. So sweet.
Lilly and I drove up to Richmond for the day for my friend Janeberry’s baby shower:
And Lilly, John and I drove up to Newport News for my alma mater’s homecoming. My big sister from my sorority, Ashley, and I with our babies:
Lilly enjoyed her first Halloween – my husband was dressed up as Forrest Gump… I was dressed up as… a mom:
This little girl’s personality is just blossoming each and every day! I love watching her change and grow.
It’s weird because I both can and cannot wait to watch this little girl grow. I want time to slow down while simultaneously I look forward to seeing her become a little woman!
Here’s Lilly’s 3 Month Update!
Weight: This is a total guesstimate, but probably around 12.5lbs. Maybe close to 13… she doesn’t go back to the doctor until December for her 4 month check up.
Nicknames: Beebeebeeoo. Lilliputian. Putian. Monkey boo.
Sleep: She is definitely all over the place with this. We’ve had two REALLY awesome nights of an 11 hour stretch and then this weekend she slept 12 hours on Saturday night!!! But, it’s definitely sporadic. We aren’t consistent with the long sleeps yet. She will often have really bad nights where she’s up ever 90 minutes or so. Those are fun.
She’s still taking one “formal” nap in the afternoon in her crib and I can usually get her to nap for at least 2.5-3 hours. I really rely on those naps so I can get work done during that time. She mainly cat naps 15-20 minutes here or there in the mornings.
Eating: She’s gaining more and more rolls every single day… and that’s definitely because home girl does NOT miss a meal. She’s been having some fussiness with nursing during the day sometimes, so I’ll have to pump and give her a bottle during those times. But, she does great in the morning and at night.
Diapers: She’s definitely grown out of all of her newborn cloth diapers and she’s going out a notch on all of her larger one-size cloth diapers. She’s at least to the point where I’m no longer changing 12-15 diapers a day. She’s now down to about 8-10 diapers a day, on average.
Clothing: She’s definitely no longer in newborn clothing and her 0-3 month and 3 month clothing is starting to get tight on her, but it’s all still fitting for now. We’re moving to a lot of her 3-6 month clothing now at this point. I’ve been starting to stock up on larger clothes as I come across great deals in consignment stores or eBay! eBay is an AWESOME place to get cute kid’s clothes for cheap.
Mood: She is SUCH a happy baby! Her personality is so big and so vibrant already… I think John and I are going to get a run for our money when she really grows up. 🙂
What I Want to Remember:
Mommy: I feel like I’m getting the hang of things more and more as each day goes by. It’s still a challenge balancing it all – working / wife-ing / mommy-ing (in no particular order), but we are making it work and I feel like I’m accomplishing a lot! I feel so blessed to be able to work from home and support our family, but also be home with Lilly.
I’m also trying to get more exercise in and I feel like I’m gradually, slowly but surely, dropping the weight. It’s not easy, but I’m trying!
Daddy: John is still such an amazing dad. He loves her so much and watching the two of them together makes my heart explode. He gets his first night alone with Lilly tonight (Monday) as mommy is headed to Greensboro to see Hillsong United! 🙂
What I’m Looking Forward To: Thanksgiving!! My dad and Bonnie are coming up and the family is coming to our house for Thanksgiving dinner. My dad and Bonnie haven’t seen Lilly since she was 5 days old, so I’m SO excited for them to get to see her and for us to spend time together as a family!
Look at the growth of this little girl:
Love you, Lilly bug!