Our baby is THREE MONTHS OLD!
Interesting facts about these pictures:
1. This is the same white onesie that she has been wearing in all the monthly pictures. It’s getting pretty snug, so this will probably be its last appearance – which makes me really sad, actually.
2. She puked ALL OVER this onesie just minutes before taking these pictures – then started crying… It wouldn’t have been a huge deal but this is her only white long-sleeve onesie and I wanted to get this post up TODAY… soooo, the show must go on, people…
Here are a few highlights from her third month:
We have reached the put-everything-in-my-mouth part of childhood. I know it might start to get frustrating later when she is picking things up off the ground and putting them in her mouth, but right now it’s adorable.
In the last few weeks of her third month, she started to actually play – not just look at things, but really play. Her favorite toy is her oball rattle. This kid LOVES that thing. Loves it. It has been really amazing to watch her learn how to grab and hold on to things, and the oball was really how she learned. In the beginning we would have to open her hand and close it on toys for her to grasp it. She would keep her fist tight, the toy would stay in her grip and she would shake her hand, but she wasn’t really playing, yet. After a while she would reach out and swat at toys hanging from her play mat but couldn’t really grab them. Then she went through this awful 48-72 hr fussy period just before we left for Wisconsin (where she was a BEAR!!!) and after that she was reaching out, grabbing things, shaking them, and actually playing. I know these are all normal developmental milestones, but it is so cool to be able to see your kid clearly starting to figure out the world. So now she is playing, and that oball is the.most.amazing.toy.ever – according to Alice. She could play with that things all day. They only downside – it refuses to fit in her mouth – no matter how hard she tries.
WHAT?!?! She’s no longer wearing newborn-sized diapers?! You mean my 3 month old baby can wear regular sized diapers now?! The ones that family stocked up on while I was pregnant. So we don’t have to keep buying diapers every few days (because they don’t sell newborn sizes in bulk…)?! YAY YAY YAY! Although, she is still wearing newborn-sized clothes (and slowly entering no man’s land where she is too big for newborn size and too small for 0-3m…). That’s OK though, because we don’t go through 15 of those in a day.
Alice went on her first out-of-state trip. I wouldn’t really call it a vacation, just a trip. Derek had a conference in Wisconsin for work so Alice and I tagged along. You can read about it here: (coming soon – I promise!!). It was on this trip that we used our LAST newborn diaper. So many milestones.
This kid is a TALKING MACHINE. Once she gets started, she just talks and talks and talks and talks. She had been making more and more noises at the start of this month, but after her fussy few days (aka: growth spurt) she became a nonstop talker. It is by far the most adorable thing ever. Ever. You CAN NOT get any cuter. Check out the video page for some adorableness. Just be careful – you might reach cuteness overload and explode.
This has been my favorite month with her so far. I know that it probably won’t be my favorite overall, but it definitely is so far. She is so much more fun. She smiles and giggles. She watches us and is interested in looking at things around her. She loves to play and can lay on her play mat kicking toys and talking forever. She still snuggles and loves to fall asleep in our arms. She wakes up with THE BIGGEST smiles in the mornings. She can hold her head up really well and is starting to be able to sit in a bumbo seat. She is generally in a happy and smiley mood (which is quite a big change from when she was just a little baby and was Queen Fussy Face). I just love it. Love it. Love it. Love it.
Also, cuteness alert: she loves smiling at the cute baby in the mirror. Melts my heart every time. When we were in Wisconsin, she was reaching out to touch the mirror baby. ADORABLE. Adorable.
Events from Month 3
Wisconsin Trip (coming soon)
Here is a collection of cute Alice pictures from the last month: get ready, there are lots this time.