Month 3 was full of change with me going back to work!
Weight: About 12.5 pounds
Eating: We are still exclusively breastfeeding. She eats about every 2-4 hours during the day, and waking 1 or 2 times at night. During the day she feeds about 10-20 minutes. She takes breast milk in a bottle when I work, usually three 4.5oz bottles while I'm gone. So far I am able to pump 3 or 4 times at work to provide bottles for the next time I work. The amount has ranged from 16-22oz in a day. Unfortunately I've dealt with clogged ducts this month. Lots of painful clogged ducts. I'm working on figuring out how to make this better! She had her tongue tie released on January 26 which has made a huge difference with nursing.
Sleep: This is still very inconsistent. I've had one or two nights where she slept through the night. It was glorious! But most nights she is still waking 1 or 2 times to eat. I've experimented some with her bedtime too. We average going to bed around 9pm. Our bedtime routine is the same as it has been, diaper, butt paste, swaddle, nurse, crib. She's still sleeping in her crib. Most mornings she will wake up around 7:30am. When I work, I try to feed her before I leave. So I'll come in and change her diaper and feed her usually around 5:35-45am and then Chris gets up with her when she wakes up again, usually around 7:30-8am.
She is such a mover in her sleep!! The night she slept through the night she turned herself 180 degrees in her crib. It's so impressive since she's swaddled she just kicks her little legs! She often is turned from how I left her.
Clothes: We are in mostly 3 month clothes. Her 0-3 month onesies are pretty snug, but we can still squeeze in to most of them. It's been fun to put her in some 2 peice outfits. She looks so much bigger and I get to kiss on her naked tummy when her shirt comes up! We really haven't had to buy many clothes. We went out and bought 2 footed pajamas last month, but that's really the only thing. We have been very blessed with gifts and hand me downs!!
Diapers: She's in size 1 diapers. We still prefer pampers and haven't had to buy anymore since she moved from newborns since we stocked up while I was pregnant. We prefer Pampers wipes too, although we will use whatever was given to us!
At 3 months old she:
- Has been away from mommy while I've gone back to work. I'm working three 12 hours shifts a week. If it's on Friday-Sunday then chris keeps her. If it's Monday-Thursday, Chris' parents keep her at our house. It's worked out pretty well so far.
- has started watching facial expressions closer and even mimicking tongue movement.
- Loves bath time!
- Has started staying awake more during the day. She will still nap in the Mamaroo, but took a crib nap this month. Hope to transition more naps to the crib this next month.
- Has great head control.