I can’t believe our little girl is 3 months already!
The last month has been awesome. After having her tongue and lip tie sorted we were still having some trouble feeding, but finally about 9 weeks she got the hang of it! YAY! Feeding suddenly became so much easier and way quicker and obviously more efficient because Sadie also started sleeping for 6-8 hours overnight…I couldn’t believe it! I woke up in a panic the first morning she did that, totally thinking that I must have slept through her waking up!
We went on our first family holiday this month. Josh took a couple of days off work and we went to Taupo for 2 nights. Just a little getaway but it was really fun to spend that much time together with just the 3 of us. We are lucky enough to have all our family and friends really close and getting to spend lots of time with them, but it was really special having time with just our little family. It was also Sadie’s first long car trip – she slept the whole 3 hours – there and back! We did all the touristy things and even played mini golf! Dad won.
Sadie has now discovered her hands. She holds them out and inspects them and then clasps them together and just sits like that for ages…it’s really cute. She is super smiley and chatty and makes a lot of happy noises. She’s really content just playing on the floor but if she feels like she has been by herself for a while, she’ll squawk until someone goes and says hi, chats for a bit and then goes back to her playing!
Towards the end of month 3, Sadie’s night time sleeping got even better and she started sleeping for more like 8-10 hours in a row. Her day time sleeps aren’t that great but they are definitely not affecting her night time, and I’m of the opinion that as long as she keeps sleeping like that overnight and is happy, I’m not too worried about what she does during the day! She still doesn’t go to bed before 9 or 10pm (I have NO idea how people have kids in bed by 7pm) but it’s actually working really well for us at the moment because more often that not Josh doesn’t get home until after 7pm so this way it means he actually gets to spend some time with her before she goes to bed which is nice. It does mean that I’m now very skilled at eating 1 handed and practically inhaling my dinner because she still likes her cuddles at that time of night, but you know…new skills!
We had been trying to put her on her tummy as much as we could as it’s great for strengthening all the muscles she will use when it comes to crawling, but she never really liked it. She would just face plant and start sucking her hand. Then suddenly at 12 weeks after not putting her on her tummy for a couple of days I put her down and she just held her head up, looked around and decided that she loved it! Now she is really strong and loves looking around while she’s on her tummy. She just wanted to do it on her time!
Things we know about Sadie. She loves stories, cuddles, having “conversations” with people and the toys on her play gym, bath time, our dog Sage and going in the car (yay!). She doesn’t like having injections (12 week immunisations and she screamed the place down!) or having her clothes pulled over her face – she freaks out!
She is getting cuter, more fun and more interactive everyday and even though I’m sort of sad she’s not a squishy newborn anymore, I love watching her grow and change all the time and I’m excited for what she does next! Plus, we can actually have more fun with her now…below, courtesy of Dad…