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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

3 Months with Zelie


She turned three months on St. Paddy's Day. I sort of thought this post would never happen because I kept procrastinating this photo shoot, but I did it! HUZZAH. Nap time is a finite amount of time, you know? 

So let's talk about little Zelie, whose personality has really come out the past month.

She's a screacher.


This is exactly what she does when she screeches. Over and over. And it. is. hilarious. (For now at least.)

I'm sort of nervous about this because we have some air travel coming up. Just me and the two kids. By myself. Please say a Hail Mary for me.

I guess I'm praying the jet engines drown her out. 


She's adorable though. I can always get a smile or a giggle out of her. When the camera's not in front of my face anyway. 

At her plagio appointment on March 7 (so, a little over two weeks ago), she was 14 lbs, 2 oz. (85th %ile) and 24 inches (83rd %ile). I prefer having her in leggings and onesies unlike her brother because she's too long for 6 month sized sleepers, but she's swimming in 9 month sized. Her size 2 Huggies diapers are getting a little snug, but I'm sure size 3 will be too big, too. 

She does pretty well in the car seat, as long as the car or stroller is moving. And she still generally hates being worn facing me in an infant carrier, Ergo or Moby, makes no difference. I am SO happy I splurged for the Ergo360. 


EATS. Ah, she is the sweetest little nurser. At the end of a feed, she will stare up at me and smile and coo. Vast difference from her brother who would just puke all over me.

I've seen a big uptick in spit-ups, which I think corresponded with the end of a growth spurt, so I'm hoping that slows down. 

She's definitely spaced out feeds to 2.5 to 3 hours during the day and she's gone 9 hours between feeds at night (just the once though). 

Haven't offered her any bottles this past month. Just out of laziness. Hope I don't end up regretting it!

Oh and still wearing boob diapers. You know you were wondering. 


SLEEPS. As you already know, she's crib trained! It's been really great. We use blackout curtains and a white noise machine in her room, put her in the halo swaddle, sometimes pop a pacifier in, and she's usually asleep very quickly. And she's pretty much never napped less than 45 minutes in her crib (unless she's had part of her nap in the Moby - which has happened and she transferred well), so it's nice to know that I can actually complete an entire task (like a blog post!) once she's asleep. 

She typically wakes at about 6:30 and needs a nap about one hour after waking for the day. If she wakes between 6 and 6:30 I'll try and get her to go back down, which is hit or miss. (Yesterday was a hit and she slept from 6-8am, today was a miss and she was up for the day at 6.) Her wake times are generally around 1-1.5 hours. 

She has about 5 naps a day, give or take. I try not to let her nap past about 6:30pm to have her in bed by 8, but sometimes I fail because it's nice to eat dinner while she's asleep. Bedtime is between 7 and 8, but I think that 7:30-8 seems to be a better window.

She wakes anywhere between 1 to 4 times during that 12 hour window. It's been pretty unpredictable which is a bummer, but I think it's usually twice. But on the rare occasion when I get a 4 or 5 hour stretch, it really is magical. Still no diaper changes at night which makes it all very bearable. When I hear her on the monitor, I zombie walk into her room, un-swaddle her arms, nurse her on the very comfortable guest room bed half-asleep, burp her, swaddle her arms back up, put her down, and shuffle back into bed (or hit up the bathroom if I'm feeling cRaZy). This usually takes about 10-15 minutes. It's really not so bad.


POOPS. We are back to cloth diapering, which is going fine. A couple of her diapers started leaking because the PUL broke down, so that's kind of annoying. I thought it was a fit issue, but the PUL is absorbing pee, so it's definitely just the 2-3 diapers that have been over-used. Otherwise, it's super easy and I can't wait until it's warm enough to just have her in a diaper and t-shirt. She still rarely poops (every 3 days or so), but when she does, she poops the poops of 100 babies. And it reeeeeeks. Little Will may have pooped all day err day, but at least it wasn't as dense and smelly. So he had that going for him. Props, lil' man.

This head doe. 


She's still rocking a cone head. And she's got the same weird rat tail that Little Will had. 

I call it her hair curtain. 




MILESTONES.

// Rolling tummy to back. She can crush some tummy time. I am certain that we will get to her PT eval for her neck and they will be like, Ummmm why are you here. 

// Starting to grip objects in her hand. If placed in her hand. Nothing superbaby status. 

// Lost 80% of her hair.

// Crib-trained.



Like don't you just want to squeeze that belleh?

LINKS.


Zell-Bell at 1 Month & 2 Months.

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5 Comments:

At March 22, 2016 at 3:47 PM , Blogger Hannah Gokie said...

She is so squishyyyy. Cuuuuuuuute.

 
At March 22, 2016 at 7:41 PM , Blogger Ellen Johnson said...

Hair curtain! Too funny.

 
At March 25, 2016 at 8:49 PM , Blogger Dorothy McKnight said...

Cutie!

It sounds like she sleeps in her own room, right? How is your older one sleeping? Is he still in a crib too? Any idea when you'll move him to a bed? I'm due with our 2nd child in early May, and our first born is 18 months. I just like to gather info/stories from other 2 under 2 moms. :)

I am hoping to eventually have them share a room. The 2nd kid probably won't move into our firstborn's room until at least 4 months (if the baby is anything like his or her's sister - but hey, I know they're all different!).

 
At March 25, 2016 at 8:58 PM , Blogger Theresa Breslin said...

Yep, Zelie is in her own room that was formerly a guest room. (A neighbor gave us her baby's old crib for free!) Little Will turned 2 in Feb and he still sleeps in a crib in his own room. He sleeps great, from about 8pm to 7:30ish, as long as he's not sick or teething. We are moving in a few months when I'll have to determine where everyone will sleep in the new house! Well only have 3BRs again, so I'd love to move the kids into one room, but I'm not willing to sacrifice a whole lot of sleep to do so, so we'll see. Will will probably move to a toddler bed before a twin-sized also, just because we have two crib mattresses already.

 
At April 2, 2016 at 9:42 PM , Blogger Julia @ I Camp At The Ritz said...

She is so flipping cuuuuute! Bridget is also enjoying some male pattern baldness. I'm lazy though, so girlfriend is still in her cosleeper 'cause I ain't got NO time for getting out of bed in the middle of the night.

 

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