Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lena: 3 Months


I took these pictures in a hurry, couldn't figure out the lighting, and intended to re-do them today, but Lena woke up with a cold and is too miserable for a photo shoot. Point being: I didn't get any smiling pics this month. Sad.

Anyway, aside from the recent cold, Miss Lena is doing well. I will regret writing this, but she seems to be outgrowing the colic. She's been much better the past couple of weeks. She still has her moments of screaming, but they're few and far between. Whew!

Her routine is pretty much the same as last month:

She usually wakes up between 7 and 7:30, is still nursing every 2 hours (if she's awake - I don't wake her up!), is awake for about an hour at a time before she's ready for another nap, and naps anywhere from 1-4 hours. (In the swing) She's still doing one long stretch at night - usually around 6 hours - and then is up every 2-3 hours after that. She nurses quickly and goes back to sleep. (Still sleeping in the Rock N' Play at night.)

I still feel like she's not eating enough. She seriously nurses so quickly - just a few minutes on one side. Although the past few days I've been getting her to eat on both sides. I know Lucy was going longer between feedings at this age, but I'm not too worried about it. Lena needs it more than porky Lucy did, and I'm all for feeding her more often if it will help me lose this awful pregnancy weight. Although it's not working very well so far. (More on that later.) Lena has a weight check on Friday, so we'll see how it's working for her!

She's just finally starting to outgrow her newborn clothes. Although a lot of her 3 month stuff is still too big. She's kind of in that awkward "in-between" stage. I'm actually having some "clothing anxiety" because she has soooo much cute 3 month winter stuff that she's not going to fit into before the weather changes! I guess I'll just have to time my next baby to fit into it . . . and make sure it's a girl. Haha.

Lena's starting to show some personality. She's super smiley - especially right after nursing. And she loves to talk. Many mornings when she wakes up, she just talks to herself for a good 15 minutes before she starts to fuss. It's adorable. We have many meaningful conversations. :-) She loves her playmat - especially her friend Red Bird (creative, eh?), and she loves looking at herself in the mirror.

I'm terrible about doing tummy time with her, but she does great in the Bumbo - she's getting much less bobbly. And she has very strong legs. She loves to stand up.

She's starting to show a little bit of interest in her toys. She especially loves her little plush baby doll from my friend Emily. It almost always elicits a smile! And I've noticed her batting at the toys on her playmat a little bit, or grabbing the toys on her bouncer. She also loves this elephant from Aunt Niki:

She has a strange quirk of always having her hands up by her ears.

I wrote before that I actually took her to the doctor when she first started doing it because I thought she might have an ear infection. But now I realize it's just her. She does it especially when she's sleepy/sleeping. Or sometimes she just puts one hand up on her head like she has a headache or something. Haha. Strange child.

Her hair is absolutely ridiculous. She has a ginormous cowlick on the back of her head that sticks up no matter how I brush it. And she has a ring of baldness from ear to ear behind her head. Haha.

I don't know what to do with her bangs - if I brush them straight down she looks like a boy. If I sweep them to the side, she looks like a boy with a combover. See what I mean? Haha.

I'm confident that her eyes are going to stay blue, now. I absolutely love them. So happy I got my brown eyed girl and my blue eyed girl!

One quick word about me: I am not losing the weight like I did with Lucy. I weighed myself today and I've actually gained 5 pounds!! It's time to get serious about dieting. No more pizza, donuts, cinnamon rolls, cookies, or Reese's Peanut Butter cups! And I'm going to seriously cut back on the pop. Ugh. Not fun. I've also decided to just buy a pair of jeans that fit my current weight because it's ridiculous to still be wearing maternity jeans 3 months postpartum!

I could keep writing and posting pictures forever, but I'll wrap it up now.  We love our Lena Beana to pieces and are so glad God entrusted her to us!



1 comment:

  1. She is so cute! I'm sorry she's sick and hope she gets better quickly! I also hope you get a good report at her weigh-in.

    Orion always held his ears when he was little too! Especially when he was tired.

    I still have some baby weight left almost two years later. Waaaaaah!

    LOVE the last pic. Sweet sisters!!

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