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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Three Month Baby Updates and Happenings



 It's so hard to believe that the three month mark has already come and gone. 
My little girl is growing up too fast. 

Does anyone know how to slow it down?
Please tell me!


As of today, Mary Joy weighs 14.4 lbs.
She sleeps well at night, usually only waking up once around 2:00 am.
She doesn't nap very well during the day, unless someone is holding her. 

 She learned how to roll over just a few days ago, and is now a pro.
Once she has rolled over, she usually pulls her knees up underneath her and sticks her little bottom up in the air.... this girl is going to be crawling before we know it!



She is growing more and more interested in her toys, especially one bright pink rattle.
She loves to look at everything....
Sometimes when she is fussy, Scott will carry her around the house stopping for a few minutes in front of every piece of  artwork, this will keep her happy for as long as he is willing to keep it up.
Along the same lines, she loves to look at books, photos, magazines, toys, peoples clothing, 
anything and everything.


She loves to make spit bubbles, 
and put anything she can get her hands on into her mouth.

She hates her car seat and cries as soon as we set her inside it, and cries until we take her out.
This is by far our biggest challenge with her yet. 
It makes running errands a nightmare, and going out miserable.
I am hoping that in the next few weeks as she gets better at using her hands, I can keep her happy by passing her new toys as we go.
We have tried a number of things, but haven't found anything that has helped yet.


Cloth diapering is going so well. We love it. 
We use a combination of bumGenius 4.0's and Thirsties Duo Wraps with organic cotton flats.
I am working on a post about our system and how we like the products we use.

Breastfeeding has gotten a lot harder lately.
But we are still going strong.
I'll try to do a post about that too.

Finally, and our most exciting update, is about Elimination Communication.
Mary is doing so well, and I can't help but be proud of her.
Before she was born I read the book The Diaper Free Baby and decided we'd give it a go.
At first I was too overwhelmed with being a mom to try it, but as we got into a routine, I worked on it every now and then. But one day it just clicked. 
She used her little potty for the first time and was so visibly happy about it that from then on, I was pretty hooked. 
Another post coming in the future with more details on that too.
For now, she uses the toilet several times every day, and is getting better at it all the time.


And it's just adorable to see such a tiny little thing on the potty! :)


All in all, she is such a good, happy little baby.  She brings us so much joy and laughter.
Scott and I both love parenthood. It feels like we were made for it.


I have to brag on  my sweet husband a little bit here.
Scott is a fantastic daddy.
This was such a smooth transition for him that he seems like a pro.
He handles diapers, spit up, swaddling,
 and crying so well you'd think he's been doing this every day for years.
Mary is always more cheerful when he comes home from work,
 and of course mama is too!


That's all from our family today.

If you have children, what was your favorite stage?
And if you hope for children in the future, what do you look forward to the most?\
Leave a comment below.

Thank you for stopping by!






2 comments:

  1. I loved every stage of my children's lives, I really did/do! You are doing a great job with Mary and I can tell she is loved and is thriving.

    Deanna

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  2. Wonderful encouraging thoughts. Wishing every young mother could read this. We love all your mommy thoughts and sweet desires to be the best mommy God can bring into your heart and life. With my love to you and sweet Mary Joy

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