Sunday, November 24, 2013

Three Months!

Pictures from the day she turned three months!

I'm a little behind on this since Miss Penelope turned three months a week ago yesterday, but we've been so busy getting ready for Christmas and packing for our Thanksgiving vacation to Ft. Meyers, Florida. Packing for a baby is HARD! I'm having a really hard time not packing the entire house, but I'm so excited to leave and to get Penny to the beach and in the pool. She LOVES water! She just this past week really caught onto the concept of splashing....she is now constantly slamming her hands down as hard as she can in the bathtub to splash herself in the face.

Weight: She was 14.2 lbs yesterday when I weighed her on our very unreliable home scale. What a chunker!
Height: Unknown
Head Circumference: Unknown

Biggest Accomplishment This Month: Pulling herself to sit up. If you give her your fingers she'll completely pull herself up by herself with no help. She also loves "sitting" or "standing" now. She rarely likes to be held in the traditional cradle hold anymore. She'd much rather be held facing out to explore the world. She's also getting SO close to rolling over, but only back to front now which is really surprising! She's kind of given up on trying to roll over from front to back, but whenever she's laying on her back now she rolls onto her side and if she just pushed herself over one more centimeter she'd be over!

Biggest Struggle This Month: Now that she's becoming more active, breastfeeding is quite the challenge! She's much better at latching and getting done eating faster, but she also has started to think it's a game and breastfeeding sessions include a lot of flailing, scratching, pinching, and punching.

Mommy's Favorite Moment: Putting up Christmas decorations with Penny this year. She love, love, loves the Christmas lights on the tree and had a great time giggling at Mommy and Daddy hanging up ornaments.

She got pretty worn out by the end and passed out in her baby carrier.

I also loved discovering a sure fire way to make her laugh. If I show her a mouth full of food she thinks that is just about the funniest thing on the planet.

Mommy's Least Favorite Moment: Going back to work. That was a rough one.

Daddy's Favorite Moment: Singing to each other. Daddy sings with his face inches from Penny and Penny will sing back just as loud. It's pretty adorable.

Daddy's Least Favorite Moment: On one particularly rough day when Penny wasn't feeling good and was crying real tears. That kind of breaks your heart to see.

Three Month Developmental Milestones According to What to Expect in the First Year (highlighted in green Penny has accomplished, highlighted in red she hasn't yet):

"By three months, your baby...should be able to:
*on stomach, lift head up 45 degrees

...will probably be able to:
*laugh out loud
*on stomach, lift head up 90 degrees
*squeal in delight
*bring both hands together
*smile spontaneously
*follow an object held about 6 inches above baby's face and moved 180 degrees - from one side to the other, with baby watching all the way

...may possibly be able to
*hold head steady when upright
*on stomach, raise chest, supported by arms
*roll over (one way)
*grasp a rattle held to backs or tips of fingers
*pay attention to an object as small as a raisin (but make sure such objects are kept out of baby's reach)

...may even be able to:
*bear some weight on legs when held upright
*reach for an object
*keep head level with body when pulled to sitting
*turn in the direction of a voice, particularly mommy's
*say "ah-goo" or similar vowel-consonant combination
*razz (make a wet razzing sound)"