Where did the past 3 months go? I can’t believe I am sitting here writing my baby girl’s 3 month update. Seriously, I feel like I just wrote her 2 month. I thought 2 months was great time but hello 3 month. I loved this month.
Madison has changed so much!
Each day when I look at her — she has grown or changed in some way.
Madison 3 month update
So many milestones were reached this month!
I love her more and more every day!
Being a mom is a hard job, but so worth it. I get so excited for the mornings. To be the first person Madison sees with those beautiful big eyes of hers and that little grin that melts my heart every day.
This past month she has started to drool. A lot!
I brought out the bibs!
She discovered her hands a few weeks ago and hasn’t stopped sucking on them.
Sometimes she sucks so hard I can hear it in the next room.
Sometimes while she naps she holds her pacifier. I don’t think she really knows what she is doing – but I am going with it that she does 😉
She loves to play the pacifier game –> where she spits or pulls it out every few seconds…sometimes with a little grin.
She has so many different faces. It amazes me how many different facial expressions she can do in a matter of seconds.
She definitely is more vocal and smiles more around people she knows and recognizes. Over Christmas she did great with allowing others to hold her. Although she was more quiet with new people as she seemed to just watch and observe. She was so attentive of her surroundings at all times. She loves seeing the world around her.
I loved seeing her look at her reflection in the mirror and squeal in excitement.
She turns her head when she hears something. She loves looking at lights and bright colored things.
Madison does great with tummy time most days. When she is in a really good mood she loves kicking and holding her head up for the whole time. She has done an amazing job with head control this past month!!
These moments make me so proud. I love watching her discover and try new things.
She loves big brother Jax 🙂
She is always staring at him trying to figure out what he is.
Whenever he is in the room or if she hears him… she stops and watches him so closely! Jax loves giving her kisses. Madison doesn’t seem to mind.
Loves her Angel Dear zebra blanket that she naps with.
Her naps are all over the place. This past month she seems to take 30 minute cat naps with some days having a 2-3 hour nap. I must admit she doesn’t always nap well. I need to work on a nap time routine like her bed time routine. I feel that will help.
While home for Christmas she only really napped on me. I didn’t complain as I love snuggling with her.
I feel it was because she as going through some major teething issues. Breaks momma’s heart seeing her cry.
Overall her nighttime sleep has been wonderful. I can’t complain.
I previously mentioned how I was nervous about transitioning her into the crib, but it went smoothly! No issues.
She had no problem with sleeping in the crib. This made me so happy as I was a little stressed about it. We’ve also been using a swaddle blanket and stopped using the summer swaddle. I feel that helped with the transition. I hope to stop swaddling her soon because I don’t feel she needs it anymore.
I love watching her sleep. She makes so many faces when she sleeps. I just sit there with a big smile on my face and wondering what she is dreaming about.
I’ve been having Sophie the giraffe near her to help comfort her while she is teething. Really for her to get used to the toy. She hasn’t grasped the idea of grabbing for toys just yet, but getting close.
I didn’t know what to expect with teething but I must say – it’s really hard, and this is just the beginning of it.
Being a new mom dealing with a teething 3 month old baby has been hard.
In the video I discussed about her symptoms of teething with the biggest thing being diaper rash.
I hoped that Madison wouldn’t get diaper rash but this past week she experienced her first one. I think it was harder on me than her. This whole diaper rash issue is all I think about and research online. Driving myself crazy. I am doing baking soda baths, putting coconut oil on her and putting some diluted essential oils on her feet to help. Plus more diaper free time. She still has it, but I am hoping it will start to go away soon.
I admit I am nervous of how she will handle when a tooth actually comes in. I have heard that the first tooth can be the hardest.
Overall is going great.
Of course there are good and bad days with nursing. Like I mentioned in the video I never realized how much of an emotional roller coaster breastfeeding would be. Recently with her nursings being a little shorter than usual makes me a nervous mom as I am worried she is not getting enough to eat. Although I am trusting that she is getting enough – that she knows how much food she wants. It just seems to me that she doesn’t seem to be big on eating. She seems to get distracted a lot.
But I must say now at 3 months things are better. We have a stronger relationship now when it comes to nursings.
She sometimes is so funny on the breast as she nurses she stops, looks up at me and smiles. Such a silly girl. Her nursings during the day are usually 2 1/2 – 3 hours apart. We start her nighttime routine usually at 6pm. Her nighttime nursings are usually 5-7 hours apart. I am loving the longer stretches during the night. It’s crazy how much it makes a difference on mom.
I try to nurse her around 6-6:30ish and she usually doesn’t wake up until anywhere from 12:30-1:30am. A few times it has been right before midnight and some nights it hasn’t been until 2:30. And I try to start her day between 6-7am. Sometimes she wakes up at 5am. I am hoping that gets pushed back to 6am. I love my mornings but 5am can be rough.
A little random still, but overall I am very pleased with how well she is sleeping. I am thinking of trying out dream feeding around 10:30 or 11pm and see how that goes. Any thoughts on it?
Another big thing she has done more of this month is holding onto things like my hair.
I love it when she grabs my finger and holds on!! She has one tight grip too!
She is starting to lose some hair, mainly in the back. I know it will grow back. I am looking forward to her having more hair. Side note: my hair hasn’t really changed that much in terms of losing a lot of hair. It seems to be falling out like it normally does.
She still loves baths, being talked to, singed to, walks, being held (especially upright over someone’s shoulder), being in her sollywrap or ergo baby carrier, being naked, looking at fans and being outside.
She isn’t a fan of changing diapers or clothes, naps, pacifier falling out of mouth, getting her hair combed.
She is so close to getting the hang of rolling over. I can’t believe how active she can be when sitting in your lap and laying down. She is always kicking her legs, and she is starting to notice her feet!
Changing her is going to get more and more interesting.
I still feel she looks a lot like me, but I am beginning to see some Gary in her as well.
It’s crazy how much she changes on a daily basis.
We survived our first Christmas together as a new family.
I know she won’t remember her first Christmas. I will treasure those memories and tell her all about it when she is older. This year it felt magical. I found myself sitting back and enjoying each little moment.
She received some pretty cool toys at Christmas which I can’t wait to start playing with her. She was such a trooper during the Christmas holiday with all the extra noise and people around. Her naps weren’t always the best, but I made sure to keep her bed time the same.
As for me on my postpartum?
Overall I am doing well. I will do another update here soon and I will share more about what I am doing to help heal my DR (ab separation) since many of you asked.
I hope you had a great holiday and enjoying the last few days of 2014. I am super excited for 2015!!! I have a feeling it is going to be an amazing year.
What was your favorite month with your baby?
What tips do you have for me to help with teething?