Peyton won't be going back to the pediatricians until her 4-month visit, so we took it upon ourselves to try and measure her growth over the past month.
Peyton at THREE months:
Weight: 11 lbs. 5 oz.
Birth: 6 lbs. 10 oz.
She's finally starting to get some arm and leg rolls and that little milk belly that is just so adorable on little babes. She is still comfortably wearing her 0-3 month clothes from GAP and Old Navy, Size 1 diapers, and Carter's 3 month clothes. All of her 3 month sleepers are starting to finally fit her well and not swallow her up. We officially boxed up her newborn clothes and put them away. Not going to lie... this mama may have shed a tear looking at those tiny little clothes and thinking about how fast this is all going by.
P is all smiles these days. She lights up when she sees a face she recognizes and loves to chat your ear off. It's probably the most adorable thing I've ever seen. She smiles and coos whenever you make eye contact and talk sweetly to her. Even when she is getting fussy, she will still bust out a smile or two between cries (usually for more milk.)
This month, Peyton loves...:
Her hands- P definitely discovered her hands this month. They are almost always stuffed as far in her mouth as she can get them. Like so far in that she made herself gag once. Crazy girl. With the hands in the mouth, she has also started drooling a lot. Ryan is not a fan of "messes" and is constantly wiping her face off. I keep trying to tell him to get used to the mess of drool and spit up, and that it's just going to get bigger when she starts feeding herself. Bless him.
Her swing/bouncy seat- At least once a day, Peyton takes a decent (2-3 hours) nap in her swing, which frees this mama up to do what she needs to around the house. I know I should probably be trying to transition her to her cribs for naps during the day, but for the moment it's super convenient to plop her in her swing. Her Nana also found her an awesome bouncy seat this month that we keep in the bedroom with us. The seat vibrates and has an attachment across the top that makes bubbles, lights up, and plays music. Basically, it does it all and keeps her content for long enough for me to shower and get dressed most days.
Looking at herself in mirrors- This girl thinks she is the funniest/cutest thing in the world. Anytime a mirror is placed in front of her, she lights up and starts smiling at herself. It is so funny to watch!
Peek-a-boo- We discovered the magic that is peek-a-boo this month. Peyton never tires of this game and gave us some real belly laughs consistently during peek-a-boo.
Bath time- No words...just pictures.
This month, Peyton hates...:
Tummy Time- While she is definitely getting stronger, homegirl still hates being on her tummy for extended periods of time. She would much rather be standing up (with assistance of course) or playing on her back. The other day, while participating in some tummy time action, P surprised both Ryan and me by whipping out some serious yoga moves. Downward dog, anyone!?
Waiting for milk when she is hungry- This girl can flip a switch. One minute she will be playing with you and all smiles, the next she is screaming and inconsolable until a bottle or boob are stuffed into her mouth. We can't help but laugh sometimes at her drama! Lord help us when she is a teenager.
I'm pretty happy that her loves outweigh her hates still and that she is overall a pretty happy baby!
I am happy to report that Peyton continues to sleep through the night. Three cheers for feeling like a normal human being again! P takes a 4 oz. bottle around 9:30-10 at night, and then sleeps until around 8 the next morning. Her morning bottle has been bumped up to 7 oz. and little miss piggy guzzles it down! I nurse her on demand for the rest of the day, usually 3-4 times total. **I typed this out two days ago. Since then, Peyton has decided she would much rather spend some quality time with her mommy in the middle of the night than sleep. Pray that this will pass quickly, people!
I am not so happy to report that itty bitty continues to blow out her diaper every. single. time she poops while in her car seat (which is pretty much every time.) I haven't quite mastered the blow outs in public and usually end up running around like a crazy person, trying to juggle a baby, stroller/car seat, diaper bag, grocery cart, to the nearest changing table. Last week, I needed to exchange some things at the Carter's store. Just as I was about to finish up the shopping trip, baby girl pooped and I just knew it was probably all over her. Luckily Gramps was with me and was able to keep an eye on the stroller and the clothes I had picked out while I changed Peyton. However, I forgot to put a new plastic bag in the diaper bag, so when I came out of the bathroom, I had the baby and diaper bag in one hand, and a wad of soaking wet, poopy clothes in the other. Mom fail.
Peyton, you are such a joy! We love watching your personality develop more and more and can't wait to see how you grow and change next month!