Sammy at 3 months

Three months feels like a BIG milestone. I read somewhere there is a missing “fourth trimester” (I know that’s stupid but go with it)- another huge phase of development that happens in the first three months after a baby is born. And I get it: at first they’re these little beings who can’t stay awake for more than 20 minutes at a time, and want milk but aren’t very good at eating, and cry for reasons you don’t understand. In three months they transform into slightly bigger little beings who can stay awake for hours when you least expect it, and can suck down a bottle (and sometimes still cry for reasons you don’t understand. But they have such personality while they are doing it!)

Smiley Sammy today!

Samantha is a happy, smiley 3 month old. I would brag about how well she is sleeping, but every time I do that she has a night or two where she gives me a run for my money. So I will keep my mouth shut and hope she sleeps like an angel tonight 🙂 

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{fluffy post-bath hair}

I think her favorite thing right now is to watch her big brother. It is a lot easier to keep her entertained than it was to keep C entertained at this same age. Sometimes he will shake her rattle or show her his cars or something, and sometimes she enjoys it when I just hold her and we chase around after him. Actually that happens a lot. She never took a paci but in the last couple of weeks she has found her thumb and is much more content! She is fascinated by lights and the sound of daddy’s voice. She hates bathtime and when we put her in the carseat (sorry girly, sometimes we have to do those things).  She weighed 11 lbs at her two month doctor’s appointment, and I think she is somewhere in the 12.5 to 13 lb range now.  So big!

Afterlight

We still haven’t landed on one name: sometimes she is Sammy and sometimes its Samantha. (Or “baby sister”). No matter what we all love her to pieces. Its funny- three months have flown by but its also hard to remember a time before she was part of our family!

Afterlight
“There was a time before me?! Impossible.”

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